Project Unveiling: Zones of Hope: Challenges and Opportunities in Improving Border Economic Micro-Zones

Join us for a discussion on the critically important cross-border pedestrian environment:

Zones of Hope: Challenges and Opportunities for U.S.-Mexico Border Economic Micro-Zones

July 14, 2016, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Connect Lounge, The San Diego Outlets at the Border
4463 Camino De La Plaza, San Ysidro, CA 92173
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The pedestrian environment adjacent to U.S.-Mexico land ports of entry is the least visible, most impacted and, until recently, the least attended of the three major types of crossings at ports of entry. Yet it is the most important for local commercial districts, neighborhoods and communities on both sides of the border.

So, how do we capitalize on the the binational fusion of people, culture and ideas taking place on the ground right at the U.S.-Mexico border?

San Diego’s Border Fusion Group recently commissioned the North American Research Partnership to conduct a study of Border Economic Micro-Zones to determine a) their economic potential and b) practical next steps for key stakeholders to take in order to realize this potential.

This event will feature a presentation of the research initiative as well as a panel discussion among private- and public-sector experts on the past, present and future of these complex economic areas. A detailed agenda will be forthcoming.

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We are grateful to Border Fusion Group and the following Founding Sponsors for their generous support for Phase I of this unique applied research project:

– Crystal Clean Car Washes
– Futuranet Transportation
– WG Wireless Communication
– GMI Integrated Facility Solutions
– Baja-Mex Insurance Services
– LAZ Parking Services

Many thanks to our event partners: San Ysidro Chamber of Commerce and San Ysidro Smart Border Coalition