The Arizona Republic, Erik Lee, 9/21/12
Our neighbor to the south is an economic powerhouse, currently growing more than twice as fast as we are. It is now in an even better position to buy products that are “Made in the U.S.A.”, which in turn means that what’s good for Mexico’s economy is, in the big picture, good for job creation in the United States. This positive economic news about our neighbor is largely counterintuitive for most Americans and an interesting realization…
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild recently went on a trade mission to Sonora and Mexico City last month, their second this year, which shows remarkable commitment to this topic. However, there continues to be a fundamental shortage of resources dedicated statewide for expanding trade with Mexico.
The outcomes of trade policy affect people through their jobs and their personal economies. With 6 million jobs in the U.S. depending on trade with Mexico, we must discuss how to build upon this fortuitous and very large economic exchange at the national, state and local levels.