The Arizona-Sonora region has a great history, both familial and industrial.

Recently, there has been much talk about “regional cooperation” but without an important resource to support that movement.

The Arizona Daily Star and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are working with regional partners to create that resource: a directory of manufacturing companies and suppliers, as well as resources for cross-border business expansion.

We will crunch data and write vignettes of industry highlights to be included in a comprehensive directory that will be unveiled in the spring of 2014. The chamber will coordinate events where the directories will be unveiled and the sponsors will be honored.

The directory will be published in print and digital forms.

If you would like information on a sponsorship, please email

The project has the support of government leaders, as well as corporations on both sides of the border. The goal is to reach every corner of both states to ensure the directory is as complete as possible to maximize its impact.

Registration is free, courtesy of the project’s sponsors.

To register your company or organization, visit and fill out the form before Dec. 31.

Thank you to our inaugural sponsors:

City of Tucson; Nogales, Ariz.; Nogales, Sonora; Global Advantage; The Offshore Group; University of Arizona Tech Park; Cushman & Wakefield/Picor; Ernst & Young.