We are leaders in this industry where Sonora is the only molybdenum producer with $8 billion of mining production and as recent as 2014 nearly two-thirds of all copper mined in the U.S. was produced by Arizona
The megaregion produces 1,488 vehicles daily. These vehicles are made possible due to 41 Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies in Sonora. As well as, 99 motor vehicle and trailer manufacturing establishments in Arizona.
We have one of the largest clusters in the US and Mexico: Our supply chain in aerospace and aviation includes 1,860 companies responsible for 62,000 direct jobs. In fact, the complete supply chain is within one-day trucking radius.
President & CEO
Arizona Commerce Authority
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Jorge Vidal Ahumada
Sonora Department of
In today’s knowledge-based, global economy, the exchange of goods and ideas is not bound by geographic borders. We recognize that in order to maintain a competitive position in this new economy, continued collaboration and leveraging shared economic strengths is key.
The Arizona-Sonora Megaregion offers companies a competitive platform for growth and the advantage of shared resources. A robust supply chain, modern transportation infrastructure, top-ranked higher education systems, and talented workforce combine to create one of the most vibrant business and innovation environments anywhere in the world. Additionally, the strategic geographic location of the Arizona-Sonora megaregion provides access to major regional and international growth markets.