UA Economic Development to Release Arizona-Sonora Region Economic Indicators Report

Nov. 29, 2001

by Jason Ott
UA Economic Development

The University of Arizona Office of Economic Development (UAOED) will release the Regional Economic Indicators: Arizona-Sonora Region 2001 report on Thursday, Dec. 6, at a special breakfast presentation. The breakfast and presentation will take place at the University Marriott, 880 E. Second Street, in the Sabino Room.

The indicators report monitors changes in the Arizona-Sonora region in four main areas: The region's position in NAFTA and global markets; economic integration between Arizona and Sonora; the performance of the region's leading industry sectors; and improvement of quality of life.

The breakfast program will feature a presentation by the report's principal investigator, Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi, and will also mark the release of the report's companion piece, Arizona-Sonora Region Report Card 2001. The Report Card is a synopsis of the full report and grades the region in key areas of economic development and quality of life.

Marisa Paula Walker and Scott Davis will make a special presentation, "Making the Connection to Mexico," which will offer a broad overview of UAOED projects related to Mexico. Areas of focus will include the Arizona Sonora Project, Border Communities Project, Southwest Border Technology Program and international trade and business development.

For reservations, call (520) 621-4088. The cost is $10 per person. This event is made possible by the financial support of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, Southern Arizona Leadership Council and Beach, Fleischman & Co. P.C.


8:05 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Bruce A. Wright
Associate Vice President for Economic Development, UAOED

"Making the Connection to Mexico"
Marisa Paula Walker
Senior Program Coordinator, Arizona-Sonora Project
Scott Davis
Project Director, Arizona Fast Port Study

"Regional Economic Indicators: Arizona-Sonora Region 2001"
Vera Pavlakovich
Director, Regional Development Program

Remarks: Bruce Wright

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