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

Mariposa port

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 →

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 →

MAG elects Mayor Stanton as chair

Presidential Award

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 →

Trade through Nogales could exceed $35 billion in 2014

Trucks CrossingBorderat Nogales

The Nogales Port Authority Board has seen a substantial increase in truck traffic and the overall value of trade through the Mariposa Port of Entry since 2010. The dollars of trade goods transported through the Mariposa Port of Entry, estimated at $20-$25 billion in 2011 , and is now estimated at $30-35 billion in 2014,… Read More →

Phoenix eyes Mexico City Trade Office

The Phoenix City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to move forward with plans to partner with the Arizona Commerce Authority to open an Arizona Trade Office in Mexico City. “Phoenix is taking the right steps to become a global city, and we’re ready to open our first trade office in Mexico City,” said Mayor Greg… Read More →

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


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 →