Last year's inaugural edition of this Arizona-Sonora Business Resource Guide was met with great enthusiasm. Many connections were made and business deals inked.
Meanwhile, the relationship between our neighboring states continues to gain momentum and attention from national leaders.
Arizona investment in Sonora is growing with manufacturing expansions and co-production partnerships. Mexican investors are also choosing Arizona in projects that range from our new hospital in Green Valley to downtown Tucson redevelopment and a state-of-the-art luxury bus depot under construction in Phoenix.
Hundreds of companies joined the list of resources this year and the explosive growth in mining activity in Sonora prompted the addition of a new mining category.
This year's directory is complemented by a mobile app, which will be updated throughout the year as more companies register.
Both states have new governors this year and both are committed to strengthening our region by promoting a united economic voice. The Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are grateful to both governors for their leadership and support and to our new and returning sponsors for believing in the project.
We look forward to many more partners and advisors as we continue to grow.