From the Editor: More northern exposure bound to help Arizona business

Calgary, Alberta, skyline with pedestrian bridge spanning the Bow river in the foreground. / Phoenix Business Journal

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)

By Greg Barr | Phoenix Business Journal

While Arizona businesses sweat about what might happen if President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to slap tariffs on Mexico, I have some encouraging cross-border trade news to share.

This one involves that other border, to the north.

A delegation of economic officials and mayors from several Valley cities, along with Eric Anderson, the executive director of the Maricopa Association of Governments, and Glenn Williamson, CEO of the Canada Arizona Business Council, visited Calgary, Alberta, at the end of May.

While Alberta, like Arizona, has plenty of cowboys, farming and natural resources, it’s also looking to a future where tech-driven jobs and other types of manufacturing can diversify its economy. Just like Arizona, it sounds like.


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