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State-wide Delegation Advocates for Arizona

December 18, 2015 – Nogales, AZ – On November 3, 2015 the GNSCCPA and the Arizona-Mexico Commission co-hosted the Congressional Border Briefing for the Arizona Congressional Offices. More.

Querobabi Inspection Station Gets Modernized and Expanded

December 16, 2015 – Nogales, AZ – The Mexican Military operates the Querobabi Inspection station approximately 50 miles north of Hermosillo on Mexican Highway 15 (MX 15). MX15 is the principal corridor connecting central Mexico with Arizona and California. Each day, thousands of trucks are inspected at this station. No other major Mexican north-south corridor has a fixed Military Checkpoint. Overburdened and inefficient facilities with an approach of 100% inspection had resulted in chronic delays that averaged 4 to 6 hours and were easily spiked to well over 12 hours. More.

Much work and dialogue has taken place on the advancement of the improvements needed on SR-189.

December 12, 2015 – Nogales, AZ – The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is evaluating a number of alternatives to address the situation on SR-189. One of the alternatives is push for the construction of a northbound on-ramp to I-19 at an estimated cost of $64 million. This project is being considered for 2021. More.

Bruce Bracker Testifies Before the Senate Finance Committee, Arizona State Legislature

February 4, 2015 – Phoenix, AZ – Chairman of the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority Bruce Bracker testifies before Madame Chair and members of the committee on the closing of major banks in border communities and the impact this action is having on vital international trade centers like Nogales, Arizona. More.

Border Senators Requests Staffing for Land Ports of Entry

March 26, 2014 – Washington, DC – United States Border Senators Jeff Flake (Arizona) and John Cornyn (Texas) issued a joint letter requesting the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security provide adequate levels of staffing for the Arizona and Texas ports of entry. The letter cited the significance of cross-border trade moving through land ports of entry between the United States and the country’s largest trade partner, Mexico. More.

Arizona Congressional Delegation Requests 500 Customers Officers

March 4, 2014 – Washington, DC – Eight of Arizona’s members of the United States Congress joined together to ask that Arizona receive an adequate share of U.S. Customs officers. They estimated that Arizona needs an additional 500 Customs officers to effectively run its ports, and that the Mariposa POE alone requires an additional 250 Customers officers. More.

City of Nogales Launches Planning Charrette

April 13, 2009 – Nogales, AZ – The City of Nogales will launch the Ambos Nogales Planning Charrette on April 23, 2009. The charrette, a creative and intense series of sessions engaging professional planners and the public, will run for four days and will close with a public presentation on April 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm at the City of Nogales Council Chambers. More.

Mariposa Port of Entry Funded

March 31, 2009 – Nogales, Az –The Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva confirmed today that the Nogales West (commonly known as Mariposa) port of entry will receive approximately $200 million to pay for the construction phase of the Reconfiguration Project. The Reconfiguration Project, lead by the General Services Administration (GSA), will more than double the throughput capacity for inspection of both goods and people and will incorporate the latest in design and technology to create a state of the art facility. More.

Nogales Holds Its First Community Market

March 23, 2009 – Nogales, AZ – On Sunday, April 19, Nogales Community Development is hosting a community market in downtown Nogales at the SW corner of Court St. and Morley Ave. from 10:00AM to 2:00 PM. In addition to local vendors selling produce, food and crafts, there will also be a DJ providing music for entertainment.

“We want people to make a day of it and bring the family!” states Yvonne Delgadillo, Executive Director of Nogales Community Development. “This is the first community market to be held in downtown Nogales and our long term goal is to establish a local tradition and host them at least once a quarter. With the economic challenges of today, we’re offering families a fun, affordable experience and a reason to come downtown.” More.

Fiscal Corridor Security

April 30, 2008 – Nogales, AZ – On behalf of the Greater Nogales and Santa Cruz County Port Authority (the Port Authority) I write to request your assistance in helping to ensure that the attached letter is delivered to President Felipe Calderon. At issue is the security and safety of a 13 kilometer corridor that handles in excess of 1,600 cargo trucks per day and represent over $22 billion of trade between the United States and Mexico and processes over 3 million people each year. As you can see from the attached letter, every single industry and government stakeholder on this critical issue has signed on the letter. More.

Briefs & Updates


Members of the Port Authority meet on a regular basis. Below are links to our updates that highlight our progress:

January 2016
November 2015

September 2015
July 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
2014 Annual Update
November, 2014
September, 2014
June, 2014
April, 2014
March, 2014

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