The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and Arizona State University (ASU) are pleased to invite you to attend the inaugural conference on trade facilitation and economic growth along the U.S.-Mexico border, entitled “Realizing the Economic Strength of Our 21st Century Border: Trade, Education, and Jobs,” which is being co-hosting with Michael Crow, President of ASU and DOC Assistant Secretary Michael Camuñez, to be held in Tempe, Arizona, from September 23 – 25, 2012.
This special forum will identify regional best practices and solutions to border-related challenges and priorities, and will serve to formulate policy recommendations that will be shared at the Border Governors’ Conference on October 3-5, 2012. In addition, ASU’s North American Center for Transborder Studies will be assembling a new coalition, known as the U.S.-Mexico Economic Advancement Council dedicated to advancing these important issues beyond the conference.
The conference will focus on workforce needs and educational development; trade facilitation and supply chain solutions for cross-border trade; border infrastructure and regional border planning; public/private partnership opportunities and new innovative technologies; and identification of cross-border economic development and job creation strategies.
More information on this event is available at the conference website: www.regonline.com/ASUtradeconference
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If you would like to confirm your participation or if you have any questions, please contact Scott Smith, at Scott.Smith@trade.gov or (202) 482-1810