Governor Doug Ducey hosted the National Governors Association (NGA) North American Summit this past weekend. He welcomed governors from the United States and Mexico and premiers from Canada at The Phoenician in Scottsdale. The summit focused on promoting and advancing the cooperation of state, provincial and territorial leaders from across North America.
“Arizona has a strong history of fostering productive relationships with our neighbors in Mexico, and we have seen first-hand the positive impact that international collaboration can have on our state," said Governor Ducey. "I am proud to have the NGA host the North American Summit in Arizona, as we come together to discuss new ways to collaborate on a trilateral level in an increasingly interconnected North American economy."
The summit featured opportunities for information sharing between attendees in an effort to address opportunities related to infrastructure, supply chains, economic security and workforce development. As part of the summit program, Governor Ducey convened and moderated a first-of-its-kind panel that included Arizona’s professional sports leaders: Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill, Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall, Phoenix Suns President & CEO Jason Rowley and Arizona Coyotes President & CEO Steve Patterson. The discussion focused on the ties between professional sports and economic development.
The 2018 North American Governors & Premiers Summit was hosted by the National Governors Association in cooperation with the Council of the Federation (COF) and the National Conference of Mexican Governors (CONAGO). For more information about the weekend’s events, click here.