Chamber President & CEO Jerry Sanders and staff met with the incoming administrations for the State of Baja California and City of Tijuana to strengthen bilateral relations and identify priority issues to work on collaboratively. Both administrations shared a concern and urgency to address transboundary pollution impacting the Tijuana River Valley and committed to prioritize the issue with measurable results expected within the first 100 days of his administration. Other priorities discussed included advancing border infrastructure projects to enhance trade within our region such as the Otay Mesa East Port of Entry.
The meeting, organized by Alfonso Bustamante, included Baja’s incoming Secretary of Economic Development Mario Escobedo Carignan, and Tijuana’s Mayor-elect Arturo González Cruz. Also in attendance, Carolina Chávez, Director of Binational Affairs and Public Relations at SIMNSA Health Plan, who serves on the Chamber’s International Business Affairs Committee and two incoming officials for the City of Tijuana: Arturo Perez Behr, who will serve as Secretary of Economic Development, and Elias Laniado serving as Director of Binational Affairs.
The Chamber Board of Directors includes a trustee seat for the State of Baja California and City of Tijuana. We look forward to continuing the collaboration with our partners to boost cross-border commerce and enhance our binational community.