Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone Archives

West Valley Cities Are Looking Toward Foreign Trade Zone To Boost Their Local Economies

Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy

After three years of hard work and dedication, WESTMARC and West Valley city leaders finally saw their labor come to fruition with the formal granting of the Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone (GMFTZ) in December. The establishment of the Foreign Trade Zone began following the Foreign Trade Zone Act of 1934. Most FTZs are applied… Read More →

Despite WESTMARC CEO Change, WESTMARC Keeps Its Focus

by in Economy | Workforce

WESTMARC CEO Change – When WESTMARC entered its 21st year this past January, an announcement was made that few members expected. Jack Lunsford, WESTMARC CEO for the past seven years, announced he would be stepping down for health reasons. In addition to leading WESTMARC in its goals for 2011, the incoming chair, Candace Wiest, suddenly… Read More →

The Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone Opens Up Business Possibilities In The West Valley

Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

At a time when the West Valley could use an economic boost, officials have put the finishing touches on the proposed Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone. Under the administration of WESTMARC, an acronym for Western Maricopa Coalition, this new Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is seen as a welcome economic development tool that will spawn jobs… Read More →