Commerce Archives

Forum to focus on ‘Doing Business in Mexico’

Mariposa port

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, together with the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Arizona Commerce Authority, will host a comprehensive forum focused on “Doing Business in Mexico.” The forum will be on Oct. 6 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., and it will be held at The Camby at 24th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix. The… Read More →

U.S. Secretary of Commerce: Phoenix area breaks export record

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently released a report highlighting goods exports from U.S. metropolitan areas for 2015. The International Trade Administration’s 2015 Metropolitan Area Export Overview indicates that goods exported from the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ metro area reached a record $13.8 billion. Phoenix’s goods exports increased by $1.1 billion, or 8.3 percent, from 2014 to 2015, and is… Read More →

14 Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone sites

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Foreign Trade Zones are useful tools for companies to save money. It’s an area that, for U.S. Customs purposes, is considered to be international commerce. Any foreign or domestic material can be moved into an FTZ without being subject to U.S. Customs duties. An FTZ is operated as a public venture sponsored by a municipality… Read More →

Dawn Nagle: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Dawn Nagle, executive director, Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) Nagle oversees MPEXA’s initiatives, creating a stronger Greater Phoenix export-driven regional economy, by making exporting easier for businesses. Advice: “Be collaborative with like-minded businesses and organizations to drive substantial change. Stay razor focused on the end result. Never confuse effort with results.” Surprising fact: “I like a bit of adventure.… Read More →

Sen. John McCain talks trade in Arizona

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With anti-trade rhetoric coming from both sides of this upcoming presidential election, Sen. John McCain offered his stance on why trade is of high importance to Arizona’s economy, Tuesday morning during a keynote speech. During the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce‘s Political Insider series with the senator, he said you don’t have to look much… Read More →

Gilbert Chamber opposes minimum wage, marijuana ballot measures

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The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce announced its opposition to three 2016 ballot initiatives concerning fair wages and healthy families; hospital accountability and executive pay; and the regulation and taxation of marijuana in Arizona. “We firmly believe that these issues attempt to mandate employer workplace management through the ballot box which jeopardizes the growth of our economy,”… Read More →

Staffing woes keep Mariposa port expansion from living up to promise

Mariposa port

Nearly two years after the completion of a $250 million expansion that was supposed to speed traffic through the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, some say the project has yet to live up to its promise. The expansion added four commercial inspection lanes and eight private-vehicle inspection lanes, and modernized secondary inspection facilities at… Read More →

The Trump wall, Brexit and Arizona trade relations: What Mexico’s top diplomat has to say

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Global competition, trade agreements and the budding economic relationship between Arizona and Mexico were on the agenda this week at the annual conference of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. Claudia Ruiz Massieu, the Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs, discussed how she feels about Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, the impact of a proposed wall along the Mexico border… Read More →

Tempe Chamber elects chairman of the board

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The Tempe Chamber of Commerce elected Waste Management Senior District Manager Brian Wood as its chairman of the board. Wood will assume his role on July 1. He earned his MBA in 2014 from the University of Phoenix while balancing family, community involvement and work life at Waste Management. Wood also works as: A Certified… Read More →

MAG elects Mayor Stanton as chair

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At its annual meeting, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council elected Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to lead the organization as chair over the coming year. Other officers selected during the MAG Annual Meeting held Wednesday night include Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck as vice chair and Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney as treasurer. Helping make businesses export ready is on of… Read More →

Arizona chambers announce strategic partnership

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Two of the state’s most respected chambers of commerce announced a strengthening of their already close alignment that will increase the influence of their organizations statewide. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are entering into a new strategic partnership that will see each organization’s members earn general… Read More →

Sub-Zero Group, Inc. expanding in Goodyear

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Sub-Zero Group, Inc, the leading manufacturer of luxury appliances, is undertaking a $34 million expansion to its facility in Goodyear, Ariz. The project is expected to bring more than 100 jobs to Goodyear over the next four years. The expansion will add 248,000 square feet to the existing Goodyear factory, bringing the facility to 700,000… Read More →

Ranking Arizona voting for 2016 ends tomorrow

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Everybody wants to be the best. In business, being the best can boost a company’s bottom line. Ranking Arizona lets Arizona companies prove they’re among the 10 best in their industries. Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business, which is published annually by AZ Big Media, is the result of largest business opinion poll taken in… Read More →

Pros and cons of conducting business south of the border

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Conducting business overseas presents its own set of challenges and risks, but with a proactive plan you can decrease the risks and build valuable resources that can lead to a favorable result.. This is especially true when it comes to doing business south of the border. One of the biggest growth areas for U.S. companies… Read More →