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DEC Partners: Pro Mexico & Maricopa Association of Governments EVENT

An Invitation to a Partner Event: Hosted by:  Pro Mexico & Maricopa Association of Governments WHERE: Crescent Crown Distributing 1640 W Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202 Complimentary Registration Lunch to be Provided WHEN:   JANUARY 23, Read More

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DEC Partners: GPEC & Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce & Industry

AZ Trade Talk … … is a communication from the desks of Chris Camacho, President & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Glenn Hamer, President & CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce Read More

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DEC Partner: NAFTA: A Primer for the Montreal Round

Image credit: Global News POLICY UPDATE by Colin Robertson CGAI Vice President and Fellow January 2018 Introduction The outcome of the upcoming Montreal round (Jan. 23-28, 2018) of the NAFTA negotiations will give us a Read More

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Ducey, AZ & NAFTA – Rework Could Improve Trade

Ducey says NAFTA rework could improve Arizona-Mexico trade By KTAR.com January 11, 2018 at 9:40 am PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey said trade between Arizona and Mexico is a key part of his state’s economy Read More

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DEC Partner: PFCR February 2018 Event

DEC Partner – PCFR Event Join PCFR and the Office of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey for the 13th Annual Governor’s International State of the State sponsored by APS. This year’s event will feature a keynote Read More

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DEC Member Spotlight: Lea Marquez-Peterson

About Lea Marquez Peterson … Candidate for U.S. Congress Lea Marquez Peterson is a lifelong conservative Republican and a passionate, active community leader with a proven record of delivering results in both the private and Read More

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DEC Member: Lea Marquez Peterson – Tax Reform Good for Small Business

By Lea Márquez Peterson Special to the Arizona Daily Star – Nov 19, 2017 As the president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, I’ve seen firsthand that our current tax code places a stifling Read More

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USTR Releases Updated NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer 11/17/17 released an updated summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This update marks the first time USTR Read More

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DEC Partner: For Border States MI & AZ NAFTA is Essential

For Border States Michigan and Arizona, NAFTA Is Essential COMMENTARY in RealClear Politics By Richard K. Studley & Glenn Hamer November 15, 2017   As the presidents of two border-state chambers of commerce, we know Read More

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DEC & Partner: ​Mexico still can be our land of opportunity

Arizona DEC Member, Steve Zylstra, CEO of Arizona Tech Council By Steve Zylstra  –  Guest blogger / Phoenix Business Journal Oct 27, 2016, 10:16am If you have the opportunity to tap into doing business inside Read More

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DEC & Partner: ​Don’t trade this opportunity … let’s be honest

Arizona DEC Member, Steve Zylstra, CEO of Arizona Tech Council By Steve Zylstra  –  Guest blogger / Phoenix Business Journal Jun 7, 2017, 10:05a In the post-election rhetoric that seems to have gripped — some Read More

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DEC Partner: Promoting U.S. Growth Initiatives for Economic Development in Arizona

The 2nd Arizona UAS Summit & Expo organized by Aerospace Arizona Association in partnership with the AUVSI Saguaro Chapter, brought together experts, industry, academia, legislature and policy makers, military, first responders and disaster relief, regional Read More

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Bloomberg: Trump Hunts for Trade Deals in Asia

Bloomberg Article by by Peter Coy – NOV 8 2017 No trophies so far, as North Korea and other issues dominate the first stage of the president’s journey . . . Donald Trump’s withdrawal from Read More

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DEC Facilitation: NAFTA, Global Trade, Impacts on Arizona Jobs & Economy

Senator Worsley, Senator Pratt and Senator Brophy-McGee The Arizona District Export Council was pleased on November 7 to bring together a group of Arizona’s State Senators and business leaders to discuss the important benefits of Read More

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DEC & Partner – AZ Chapter of Aerospace & Defense Forum

Arizona District Export Council Members were in the spotlight at the “Grow your A&D Business in Arizona and Beyond” Discussion Panel hosted by the Arizona Chapter of the Aerospace and Defense Forum. Chaired by our Read More

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DEC Partner: Marco Lopez, Intermestic Partners

From the Desk of Marco Lopez NAFTA talks have been delayed as we all know – but the news surrounding the renegotiations certainly hasn’t slowed down. Though our neighbors in Mexico and Canada are bracing Read More

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DEC Partners: Chris Camacho & Glenn Hamer

AZ Trade Talk is a communication from the desks of . . . Chris Camacho, President & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Glenn Hamer, President & CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Read More

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DEC Partner: AZ Exports to Canada

DEC Partner, R. Glenn Williamson, CEO & Founder . . . Canada Arizona Business Council provided excellent research provided, along with district lines, by the Business Council of Canada. Below, find the documented export to Read More

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DEC Member: NAFTA – More Than Just a Border Issue

Steve Zylstra, President/CEO, AZ Technology Council Published by Phoenix Business Journal:   October 25, 2017 Steve writes . . . We’re now approaching the 24-year mark of something big…no, huge. I’m referring to the activation of Read More

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DEC Partner: AZ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Business Diversity Summit  – NOV 3 Our partner, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will host the 6TH Annual Business Diversity Summit on November 3, 2017, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale. The Read More