Governor Katie Hobbs to Lead Arizona Business Delegation on Trade Mission to Mexico City

Phoenix, AZ ~ Phoenix, AZ - Governor Katie Hobbs of Arizona is set to lead a delegation of government officials and business leaders on a three-day trade mission to Mexico City starting on Wednesday, February 28th. The trip has been organized by Greater Phoenix Leadership and will include officials such as Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, and Lisa Urias, CEO of the Arizona Office of Tourism.

Since taking office, Governor Hobbs has made strengthening the partnership between Arizona and Mexico a top priority. She is determined to fully utilize this mutually beneficial relationship to create jobs, support small businesses, and move Arizona forward.

According to Governor Hobbs, "Mexico is Arizona's top trading partner and a growing market for advanced technology and other key industries for Arizona manufacturing and supply chains. The Arizona-Mexico relationship is critical to the future of our state, and we must continue to be proactive in seeking new opportunities and strengthening existing ones."

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During her time in Mexico City, Governor Hobbs will meet with U.S. Ambassador Kenneth Salazar, Mexico's Secretary of Economy Raquel Buenrostro, Luis Tellez (President of the Club Industriales), Emilio Cadena (CEO of Grupo Prodensa), the American Chamber in Mexico (AMCHAM), the American Society of Mexico, Paco Cervantes (President of the Business Coordinating Council or CCE), as well as members of CCE.

One of the main focuses during this trade mission will be on trade, e-commerce, and logistics infrastructure. Governor Hobbs will lead a roundtable discussion with leaders from Walmart and FedEx in Mexico. She will also participate in a panel discussion on strengthening supply chains through nearshoring with other business leaders.

Governor Hobbs expressed her excitement about leading this group of business leaders and elected officials on this important trip. She looks forward to meeting with their Mexican partners to discuss ways in which both Arizona and Mexico can work together to create a path of mutual economic prosperity and an economy where everyone can thrive.

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