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Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority Elects New Board of Directors

September 17, 2015 — On September 10 the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority (Port Authority) elected new officers for their board of directors. The Port Authority elected Guillermo Valencia as the new chairman, filling the shoes of outgoing chairman, Bruce Bracker. Valencia represents the Nogales U.S. Custom Brokers Association on the Port Authority board. Read more.

Nogales Foreign Trade Zone 60’s Vast Expansion Allows US Firms to Enjoy FTZ Trade Benefits Throughout Santa Cruz County, AZ

(PRWEB) November 4, 2014 — The Nogales Santa Cruz County Economic Development Foundation (EDF), the grantee of Foreign Trade Zone 60, filed and received authorization to reorganize the Nogales Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 60 to include all of Santa Cruz County in July. The expansion will offer the job growth and capital investment benefits of this successful trade program to the entire county. Now, US firms and distribution operations can apply for activation anywhere in the 1,238 mi2 of Santa Cruz County. Read more.

The Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority Celebrates Mariposa Land Port’s Grand Opening on October 15

October 8, 2014 — Two bi-national ceremonies in Nogales, Arizona on October 15 will mark the $244 Million expansion of the Mariposa Port of Entry.   The newly completed state-of-the-art improvements have made this the most modern, sustainable and efficient port of entry on the U.S Mexico border. Read more.

The Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority is Reporting Ramped-up Demand for Warehouse Space and Commercial Property in the Ambos Nogales Trade Corridor

(PRWEB) August 28, 2014 — Nogales, Ariz. is witnessing increased demand for international trade warehouse space and property with the upcoming $244 million expansion of the Mariposa Port of Entry. The Nogales Santa Cruz Port Authority works with key stakeholders in the Nogales community, including commercial land developers and Realtors®, to enhance economic development in the Nogales-Santa Cruz County region. Read more.

Nogales Port Authority Board Reports Substantial Increase in Trade and Truck Traffic
Nogales Port Authority Board and Nogales Customs Brokers Association Expect Trade to Continue Increasing

(PRWEB) July 31, 2014 — The Nogales Port Authority Board has seen a substantial increase in truck traffic and the overall value of trade through the Mariposa Port since 2010. Bruce Bracker, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater Nogales-Santa Cruz County Port Authority explained, “According to numbers given by U.S. Customs and Border Inspection officials, the dollars of trade goods transported through the Mariposa Port of Entry were estimated at $20-$25 billion in 2011. The dollar value of 2014 trade goods is estimated to increase to $30-35 billion.”

This represents a 50 to 75 percent increase in the value of trade. Fiscal year data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, adjusted to calendar years, shows that the volume of truck traffic has also grown. Truck volumes grew approximately 13 percent in a five-year period, from 276,877 trucks in 2009 to 311,669 trucks in 2013. Read more.

Nogales “Gets it Right” Brokering Trust and Trade
Business Community with Generations of Expertise Now Connecting with Public/Private Partnerships to Facilitate International Trade

(PRWEB) June 30, 2014 — Ambos Nogales “Gets it Right” with the region’s access to trusted professionals and companies that offer generations of trade expertise and business connections. In Nogales, businessmen and customs brokers have worked alongside each other on each side of the border for 4 generations. Nogales’ long established logistics networks efficiently and effectively import, export, manufacture and distribute goods. Read more.

Nogales Port Authority Presents at US-Mexico Binational Bridges and Border Meeting in Tijuana

(PRWEB) May 30, 2014 — The Nogales Port Authority’s presentation at the US-Mexico “Binational Bridges and Border Meeting” in Tijuana on May 29 is an example of the efforts on the part of the Nogales Port Authority to provide critical support for the growth of bi-national trade through Nogales. Read more.

Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority Spearheads Mariposa Port’s $244 M Expansion

(PRWEB) May 28, 2014 — The Port of the Future is here NOW in Nogales. The $244M expansion and modernization of the Mariposa Land Port of Entry is nearing 100% completion. The physical improvements at the Mariposa Port are state-of-the-art and have made this the most modern and efficient port of entry on the U.S. Mexico border. The formal, ceremonial opening of the completed port will be later this year, but the expanded facility is already yielding significant benefits. Read more.

ADOT seeks improvements to SR 189 as Mariposa Port expansion nears completion
Nogales highway is vital link to international trade with Mexico

Thursday, October 10, 2013 — At less than four miles long, State Route 189 in Nogales is one of the shortest routes on the state’s highway system, but it is one of the most critical when it comes to commerce and trade due to its close proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border. Read more.

Study Highlights Economic Impact of Fresh Produce and Manufacturing Industries in Nogales and Santa Cruz County

Monday, September 23, 2013 — A new study conducted by the University of Arizona analyzes the economic impact of the fresh produce and manufacturing industries on Nogales and Santa Cruz County.  The results will be released to the public on September 27, 2013 at 10:00 am.  The study, titled “Fresh Produce and Production Sharing: Foundations and Opportunities for Nogales and Santa Cruz County,” looks at jobs, wages, and economic output tied to both sectors and looks at opportunities for growth. Read more.

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