Ari-Son Megaregion

Ari-Son MegaregionAri-Son Megaregion Council

The Ari-Son Megaregion Council is a binational council of local elected officials from Arizona and Sonora who work with stakeholders from all levels of government and the business community to increase dialogue and strengthen strategic cross-border economic development efforts. The Megaregion was created by an agreement signed between mayors of Sonora and Arizona in 2014. The objective is to expand local government connections, best practices, provide a forum to elevate the voice of local leadership on binational policy matters, and identify areas for opportunity and collaboration. In August of 2016, the Ari-Son Megaregion Council was formally recognized by the League of Arizona Cities and Towns as an official affiliate group of the organization providing an ongoing forum to advance local binational relations among the cities of Arizona and Sonora.

Consejo de la Megaregión Ari-Son

El Consejo de la Megaregión Ari-Son es un consejo binacional compuesto por funcionarios electos de las localidades de Arizona y Sonora, los cuales trabajan con todos los niveles de gobierno y la comunidad empresarial para incrementar el diálogo y fortalecer iniciativas estratégicas transfronterizas de desarrollo económico. La Megaregión se formó por un acuerdo firmado entre alcaldes de Sonora y Arizona en el año 2014 con la finalidad de expandir las conexiones de gobiernos locales y las mejores prácticas, proporcionar un foro para elevar la voz de líderes locales sobre asuntos de legislación binacional e identificar áreas de oportunidad y colaboración. En agosto de 2016, el Comité Ejecutivo de la Liga de Ciudades y Pueblos de Arizona aprobó una resolución para reconocer al Consejo de la Megaregión Ari-Son como grupo oficial afiliado de la organización, proporcionando un foro continuo para impulsar localmente las relaciones binacionales entre las ciudades de Arizona y Sonora.

Extension of the Border Zone Initiative

A resolution of support to extend the border zone from its current 75‐mile zone to the entire state of Arizona and to streamline the Mexican visa process at the land ports of entry is currently being supported by regional planning agencies throughout Arizona.

Annual Highlights

Moving the Megaregion Forward

moving the megaregion forward registration link for Friday October 22, 2021The Ari-Son Megaregion Council invites you to attend "Moving the Megaregion Forward," a virtual discussion of collaboration efforts on infrastructure, tourism and economic development, scheduled for Friday, October 22, 2021, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Hear perspectives from the Honorable Christopher Landau, former U. S. Ambassador to Mexico, and a special message from the newly elected government of the State of Sonora.

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Progresando en la Megaregión

moving the megaregion forward Friday October 22, 2021El Consejo de la Megaregión de Ari-Son lo invita a asistir a "Progresando en la Megaregión," una discusión virtual sobre los esfuerzos de colaboración relacionados con infraestructura, turismo y desarrollo económico, programada para el viernes, 22 de octubre, de 2021, de 2 a 3:30 p.m. Escuche las perspectivas del Honorable Christopher Landau, ex embajador de los Estados Unidos en México y un mensaje del recién elegido equipo de gobierno del Estado de Sonora.

¡REGÍSTRESE HOY!

 

 

Webinar Materials

The webinar will include an elected official panel discussion on the effects of COVID-19 on the Ari-Son Megaregion, and a report on Arizona’s tourism and trade with North America.

El webinar incluirá un panel de alcaldes quienes compartirán sus experiencias enfrentando a la pandemia en la Megaregión de Arizona y Sonora. El evento adicionalmente incluirá un reporte sobre los efectos de COVID-19 en el turismo y el comercio entre Arizona y América del Norte.

 

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