Arizona is on the world stage this week. Here’s a quick look at what’s happening:
- The International State of the State was on Monday. Hosted by the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations, the event was keynoted by Gov. Doug Ducey. Check out our Twitter coverage from the event here, here, here, and here.
- I’m in Mexico this week with a delegation of Arizona mayors led by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. Mesa Mayor John Giles, Nogales Mayor John Doyle, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott and Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls are all part of the trip.
The schedule is jam-packed. On Monday alone we heard from Mexico’s foreign investment promoter, ProMex; toured tech incubator Startup Mexico; received an economic and political briefing from Manatt Jones Global Strategies; and learned about linking Mexican and U.S. businesses from the U.S. Commercial Services. There’s a lot more to come, including visits to the Universidad Iberoamericana and briefings on Mexico’s energy reforms.
- Speaking of Mexico, it’s part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a huge multination trade pact of Asian and Pacific countries. The TPP parties wrapped up negotiations in Atlanta. Here’s a look at the deal from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue. We need to make sure we get this one right.
- Gov. Ducey is ready to take off on a truly historic trade mission as he leads a delegation to Israel this week. Arizona Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Glenn Hamer will be joining the delegation, which be looking at water, defense, technology and a host of other issues. Here’s coverage of the trip, which marks what is believed to be the first trip a sitting governor has made to Israel.
Watch our blog for more updates as the Mexico and Israel trade missions unfold.