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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 Stanton. “This partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority demonstrates that we’re all committed to increasing exports, and that we know we can be more effective if we work together.”

The City, ACA and other regional partners plan to collaborate in the same office space in Mexico City. The partnership will better leverage the City’s investment and lower overall costs.

The City Council also voted to authorize the firm Molera Alvarez to represent and advance the City of Phoenix’s efforts with Mexico, specifically in the areas of trade, promotion, foreign direct investment and tourism.

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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 and Mexico; identifying industry opportunities in renewable energy, aerospace, tourism, and logistics; exporting goods and services to the United States and Mexico; and attracting investment and enhancing local economic development.

The conference panels, which will feature major U.S. and Mexico corporations, U.S. Congressional Members, governors and mayors from both sides of the border, will focus on identifying regional solutions to border-related challenges and priorities such as workforce needs and educational development; trade facilitation and supply chain solutions for cross-border trade; border infrastructure needs and regional border planning; public/private partnership opportunities and new innovative technologies; and identifying cross-border economic development and job creation strategies.

A conference agenda is available at http://trade.gov/borderconference/

WHO: Senior U.S. and Mexico Government Officials

WHAT: Realizing the Economic Strength of Our 21st Century Border Trade, Education and Jobs

WHEN: September 23-25, 2012

WHERE: Fiesta Resort Conference Center, 2100 South Priest Dr., Tempe, Ariz. 85282