This week our chamber is traveling to El Paso/Juarez to continue to seek opportunities for our member businesses to grow and expand. The Borderplex Alliance is hosting the “U.S Mexico Border Summit” with the purpose of bringing together business, government, and civic leaders to discuss the importance of border regions in increasing the global competitiveness of the United States and Mexico. Important discussions will occur surrounding innovation and entrepreneurship, the balance between trade and border security, and how to develop a manufacturing supply chain across the region. Our chamber plans to continue this dialogue and collaborate on key initiatives to further our region’s competitiveness.
Two years ago, we launched the Arizona Sonora Business Resource Guide in partnership with the Arizona Daily Star due to the lack of a comprehensive database of businesses currently engaged in trade in our region. Due to its success, we are working on our third edition for this Spring. This resource and others provided by both the state and federal governments on both sides of the border can assist businesses in the region in building supply chain relationships.
Following our participation at the Summit, we are hosting a Trade Mission Trip to El Paso / Juarez on August 10-12. We’ve invited businesses in Arizona and Mexico to join us for a tour of industrial facilities, and to learn more about the region from economic development leaders from both cities. Our chamber hosts Trade Mission Trips bi-monthly and our International Trade Specialists can arrange agendas for Mexican businesses who would like to learn more about doing business in Arizona also.
On August 27th, we are hosting the first Conferencia Internacional de Mujeres Emprendedoras in partnership with the U.S Consulate General in Nogales, Sonora. The event is provided at no cost to local business women from 10am – 5:30p and includes a luncheon and business education panels. Register on our website to save your seat. This conference can also assist us in building trade relationships in our region. As one of our nation’s larger Hispanic Chambers, we focus on growing our economy in our bilingual and bicultural region. The ongoing conversation on trade between Arizona and Mexico is vital to both of our state’s financial prosperity.
The Hispanic community in Arizona is soon to be a majority of the population, and with our proximity to Mexico, creates a dynamic, bi-national environment that embraces trade and supports furthering relationships between Arizona and Sonora.
Learn more about the Hispanic community in Arizona and its impact on Mexican businesses at our Hispanic Market Outlook Luncheon in Hermosillo on September 23rd. We are honored to host distinguished speaker, Stephen Palacios of Worldwide Lieberman Research. In addition, our chamber will host a free workshop at 10am on “Doing business in Arizona” followed by the luncheon presentation at noon at the Fiesta Americana in Hermosillo. Register for your seat today at www.TucsonHispanicChamber.org and learn more about the multi-generational, fast-growing Hispanic market in Arizona.
Let’s continue together to promote the trade dialogue between our two States!
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