Competitive Border Communities: Mapping and Developing U.S.-Mexico Transborder Industries in the Arizona- Sonora Region

Competitive Border Communities: Mapping and Developing U.S.-Mexico Transborder Industries in the Arizona- Sonora Region
Monday, November 16, 2015, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Consulate of Mexico in Tucson
3915 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711

The Arizona-Sonora border region finds itself in need of transition. At various times and at various speeds, stakeholders in both Arizona and Sonora have undertaken a variety of efforts toward defining clusters in the two states though with mixed results. Interest and resources from both the public and private sectors for this focus have been cyclical. Watershed events such as the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and, more recently, a broad-based, economics-driven reaction against Arizona’s anti-immigrant politics have boosted interest in creating cluster-related programs, projects and various types of analysis. We will discuss our team’s latest analysis, Competitive Border Communities: Mapping and Developing U.S.-Mexico Transborder Industries, and explore opportunities for cluster-based economic development in the Arizona-Sonora region.  For more information about our report, click here.
Speakers include*:
  • Erik Lee, Executive Director, North American Research Partnership
  • Ricardo Pineda, Consulate of Mexico in Tucson
  • Christopher Teal, Consul of the United States in Nogales, Sonora
  • Eduardo de la Garza, ProMexico
  • John Moffat, Pima County
  • Glenn Williamson, Honorary Consul of Canada

Follow the conversation on social media via #BorderIndustries. 

Media contact: Ruth Soberanes, Research Analyst & Communications Manager, at 602-616-6209 or email ruth@naresearchpartnership.org.

Special thanks to the Council of State Governments West and USAID for their support and for making this project possible.