The mayors of Tucson, Phoenix, Mesa, Nogales and Nogales Sonora met in Phoenix Friday morning to launch a business resource guide for cross-border trade.
The Arizona-Sonora Resource Guide will include a directory of businesses doing trade, data and statistics on bi-national trade, and it will also feature stories on businesses, said Lea Marquez-Peterson, president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
The guide is a collaboration between the Arizona Daily Star, the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the mayors.
“We have been working with businesses in Arizona and Sonora for years but there really wasn’t one resource guide or place to go for businesses to find vendors and suppliers,” she said.
The guide will be available electronically in February, and by the end of March there will be copies of it available in English and Spanish, according to Marquez-Peterson.