Arizona-Mexico trade relations should be expanded, officials say

Cars wait in line for inspection at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales/ Photo courtesy of Customs and Border Protection
Cars wait in line for inspection at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales/ Photo courtesy of Customs and Border Protection

By Max Efrein | The Daily Courier

Mexico is the 15th largest economy in the world and is projected to be the sixth largest by 2050, according to a report released by the professional services network PwC.

The country is Arizona’s largest trade partner accounting for $9 billion and more than 40 percent of the state’s exports in 2015, according to figures gathered by Arizona Town Hall.

About 100,000 Arizona jobs depend on this trade, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

These statistics and more have given rise to serious discussions among city and state officials on how Arizona and the U.S. as a whole should manage economic relations with Mexico.

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