The Arizona-Sonora Business Resource Guide features vignettes of regional business and resources. -- Credit: Felipe Lucero / Arizona Daily Star

Felipe Lucero / Arizona Daily St

It’s a matter of introductions.

That’s the spirit behind the inaugural Arizona-Sonora Business Resource Guide.

A survey of manufacturers, suppliers and logistics providers in our binational region illustrated that our supply chain is diverse and robust, so a group of sponsors decided it was time to make those introductions.

Following the lead of title sponsor Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the city of Tucson, the sponsors supported the creation of a resource directory to highlight the capabilities in the Arizona-Sonora region. We build bridges in Coolidge, industrial ovens in Yuma, underground mining elevators in Hermosillo, and aircraft turbines in Empalme.

On April 16, the Arizona-Sonora Business Resource Guide will be unveiled in Tucson at the Economic Impact of Arizona-Sonora Trade breakfast.

The Arizona Daily Star, in partnership with the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will distribute the guides and recognize the project’s sponsors: Tucson, Nogales, Ariz., Nogales, Sonora, Ernst & Young, Cushman & Wakefield/Picor, Pima County, Global Advantage, The Offshore Group and the University of Arizona Tech Park.

The first directory is a beginning — a sampling of the different industries operating in our two states. It will be updated annually.

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