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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 →

Flake: Building ‘fortress America’ won’t help economic growth

Economic growth

America cannot grow economically if it closes the borders to commerce and builds “fortress America,” Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, said Wednesday at a conference on U.S.-Mexico trade. Flake, the keynote speaker at the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute’s “Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border” conference, said the strong trade partnership between the U.S. and its southern… Read More →

Phoenix earns presidential award for export success

Presidential Award

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Monday presented Mayor Greg Stanton and the City of Phoenix with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Phoenix is only… Read More →

Commerce partners with ASU to encourage U.S.-Mexico border trade

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Michael Camuñez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Market Access and Compliance, and Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University (ASU), will co-host the Realizing the Economic Strength of our 21st Century Border Trade, Education and Jobs Conference, September 23-25, 2012, in Tempe. The conference will focus on creating jobs, enhancing education in the United States… Read More →