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Oct. 2013 “Published Monthly for SEAGO Member Entities, our Strategic Partners and everyone interested in Southeastern Arizona” Vol. 3, No. 10

Reimbursable fee agreements A New Organization in Town – who will take a leadership role? By A’kos Kovach

By Jeannette West

The stunning success of Texas over Arizona is staggering. We never even scored. Not basketball or football, but port of entry Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) staffing. Hardly a day goes by without hearing a new horror story about long-wait-times at Nogales and how much it hurts our ability to increase imports. As the article written by Curt Pendergast points out (see link below), unless Arizona takes swift and decisive legislative action our ports of entry will continue to suffer.

The Business Association of Chase Creek Arizona (BACCA) is excited to announce their inaugural event, the “Colors of Copper Art Show/Wine Festival, November 2nd and 3rd at 253 Chase Creek in beautiful downtown Clifton, Arizona. The building is currently being renovated and will morph into the Galleria Coronado. The Galleria Coronado is a community art gallery for exposition, demonstrations, exhibits and our upcoming art show.

“Arizona was left out of the pilot program because state legislators in Texas passed legislation to allow border businesses and cities to raise funds to hire CBP officers” wrote Pendergast. How can we compete with ports of entry in Texas unless we enter the race?

The Colors of Copper Art Show is a juried competition. All the art work displayed will be for sale ranging from $200 to $1,000. Art submittals come from Arizona, Georgia and New Mexico. Four Arizona wineries will be offering wine tastings and bottled wine.

Let’s call it what it is paying fees for service, a ubiquitous and accepted concept , so why not promote, endorse and achieve a fee for-service-system along our border with Mexico? The fees would offset the cost to have adequate CBP manpower. In a recent press release from the Fresh Produce Association, the average entry wait time of 37.5 minutes for commercial trucks at the Mariposa Port of Entry (POE) in Nogales is worse than any of the other 33 land ports of entry studied by a new report, which is titled “The Impact on the U.S. Economy of Changes in Wait Times at Ports of Entry.” Every additional Customs Officer staffed on the border adds $2 Million in economic value. The answer is simple, Arizona must compete, our Nogales POE deserves proper staffing, we know the solution – who will take the leadership role and finally place Arizona in a competitive position along the border? Article in Nogales International: http://www.nogalesinternational.com/ news/arizona-left-out-of-new-port-of-entry-staffing-solution/article_ a6cf4f40-2531-11e3-ab03-0019bb2963f4.html?_dc=813272746512.6664 http://seagoedd.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/CUSTOMSOFFICERS-ECONOMIC-VALUE-RELEASE-06122013-1.pdf

The gallery will be open from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Saturday and 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday. The Artists Reception will be held from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Saturday. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a memorable event. BACCA is an organization with a mission and a message. BACCA seeks to promote tourism, enhance local business, and preserve historic buildings in Clifton. First came the website www.visitcliftonaz.com with the twin tag lines “Hello from Clifton AZ” and “We’re the Pop” followed by the formal incorporation of BACCA as a 501 c 6 non-profit organization. BACCA membership includes the Chase Creek Marketplace which features locally made arts and crafts by over 100 artists; the Clifton Armory - old west Arizona Ranger history, collectible firearms, ammunition and more; A Vintage Clifton - offering antiques and vintage clothing; the Greenlee County Historical Museum - a southwestern mining gem; Tyler’s Taste of Texas - tasty hamburgers and barbeque; Jeff Gaskin - the Union Hall, Galleria Coronado, [Read more ...]


Eastern Arizona College is celebrating 125 years of Excellence and has developed a website to share information. Visit http:// eac.edu/125/

We need your help ~! After a career that exceeds 40 years, Kathleen Heard will be retiring from SEAGO, in fact Kathleen’s professional career precedes SEAGO. In preparation for the celebration event which will mark this achievement SEAGO needs your help. Think back and look back. Do you have some photos of Kathleen from the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s? How about newspaper articles or other memorialized documentation? Have a funny anecdote or find memory you can share? Please see what you can gather and send to akovach@seago.org We will publish the Kathleen Heard ‘Celebration Day’, location and time at a later date, but heads up are looking at an early December date. So please send in your stories, pictures and articles. With many thanks~!

THE 23rd ANNUAL BISBEE 1000 - OCTOBER 19th, 2013 - The 5k That Feels Like A 10k!!! Visit www. bisbee1000.org

Mayor Garino promotes tourism and trade throughout the state Mayor Garino was invited to participate in the 2013 ACE Annual Conference in Green Valley, early Friday morning, as part of a Mayor’s Panel on Economic Development and Tourism. Later that afternoon, Mayor Garino promoted global and international trade at the 2013 USA-Mexico Cross Border Trade Expo in Sierra Vista.

“It is always a pleasure to be invited to speak about Nogales and the important role our city plays in the economic growth of the State of Arizona,” said Mayor Garino. “As a part of these events I can showcase the economic opportunities Nogales has to offer.” [Read more ...]

Bisbee Blues Festival Set for 2014 The 9th annual Bisbee Blues Festival, presented by Lawley Automotive Group, Southern AZ Distributing and the Bisbee Chamber of Commerce, was a tremendous success. Bringing the festival back to its roots in Old Bisbee, was just what the town and the festival needed. The streets were busy, and restaurants were packed. Attendees started calling the day after the festival wanting to know the dates for next year, so they could go ahead and book their hotel rooms.

As you made your way from Grassy Park to City Park, there was music everywhere. This type of atmosphere truly was a festival, and we have a lot of people to thank. First, we would like to give a big thank you to our event sponsors: Lawley Automotive Group, Windermere Hotel and Conference Center, Eldorado Suites Hotel, the Bisbee Grand Hotel, Cable One, and Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold. Also, we would [Read more ...}

Letter to ADOT regarding opportunity in Southern Arizona My name is Randy Heiss, and I’m the Executive Director for the SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization. Thank you for this OPPORTUNITY to take a few minutes, because OPPORTUNITY is exactly the topic I will address. With only 5 major construction projects in all of Rural Arizona in the 5-year plan (some of which may be removed if current revenue trends continue) and with highway maintenance funding falling far short of the amount es-

timated to meet the system’s needs, some people may view the current environment as one of the most difficult times to serve on the State Transportation Board. I would like to offer a different perspective for your consideration. With fewer contract awards, there are fewer bid protests, and fewer related matters to deal [Read more ...]

Save the Date! Sat Oct 5th. • 8:00 am to Noon The air museum will be open, demonstrations from Cochise College and a great Pancake Breakfast by Douglas Rotary. Breakfast is $5. Come out to the Douglas Municipal Airport for a fun Saturday morning. The Turning Point Monthly, October 2013, page 2


City of Sierra Vista Welcomes Economic Development Manager

The City of Sierra Vista is making positive strides in building a stronger local economy, announcing that it has selected its first economic development manager, Nancy Martin, who will focus on projects designed to bolster area business growth and retention. Ms. Martin brings 15 years of economic development experience to the City, having worked for both economic development agencies and as an independent economic development consultant on many projects

throughout southern California. “Nancy brings a wealth of economic development knowledge and experience to the City of Sierra Vista,” says Chuck Potucek, Sierra Vista city manager. “Her passion for growing our own local businesses will serve our community well.” Throughout her career, Ms. Martin’s efforts have chalked up several multi-million dollar build-outs, expanded infrastructure [Read more ...]

Letter to the Editor Valley Execs Develop New Way to Raise Awareness for Charities, Getting Social Steve Roberts, CEO of New Angle Media, and Al Maag, principal of MaagComm+, have launched GivingHope.TV, which they created solely to increase public awareness about charitable organizations. Charities are invited to upload their promotional videos to GivingHope.TV a one-stop-shop for potential donors looking to make decisions about charitable contributions. Many

charities, such as Make a Wish, American Red Cross and Susan G. Komen, are already showing their videos on the web site. The public can browse the videos, based on search terms - either the name of the organization or a keyword - to help them make decisions about donating to causes of interest to them. Additionally, businesses and corporations can place banner ads next to charitable organizations they support, increasing brand awareness and demonstrating a commitment to giving back to the community. GivingHope.TV is an online TV network dedicated to creating aware[Read more ...]

is issued at the beginning of each month by the SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization Economic Development District. 1403 W. Highway 92, Bisbee, AZ 85603 (520) 432-2622, ext. 210 To subscribe, email: akovach@seago.org A’kos Kovach, publisher and editor Margaret Dillard, copy/graphics editor

Items for publication are welcomed from SEAGO member entities and strategic partners. Copy must be submitted at least 7 business days prior to the end of each month. The Turning Point Monthly October 2013, page 3

National Manufacturing Day The National Association of Manufacturers will be celebrating National Manufacturing Day on October 4th. Governor Brewer thought, why just one day? Since Arizona is home to more than 4,300 manufacturers, 95-percent of which have fewer than 100 employees, she has proclaimed the month of October as Arizona Manufacturing Month! The Arizona Commerce Authority in partnership with the Arizona Manufacturers Council, Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Tooling & Machining Association will celebrate Arizona Manufacturing Month through various events, meetings, communications and earned media. Visit www.manufacturingrevolution. com for a listing of events [Read more ...]

Loos for Naco

Augustin Fuentes left, Arturo Martan, right assist in another Loos for Naco installation


Regional Calendar of Events Oct. 2013 - March 2014 Cross-Border Tours presented by The Santa Cruz Community Foundation. See more information on Page 7. Oct. 3 - Farmers Market, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Train Station in Clifton. (Every Thursday in October.) Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12 - The Sunshine Boys, 7:00 pm. Murr Community Center, Ft. Huachuca. Tickets: $16 Oct. 5 - The air museum will be open, demonstrations from Cochise College and a great Pancake Breakfast by Douglas Rotary. Breakfast is $5. Come out to the Douglas Municipal Airport for a fun Saturday morning. 8 - noon. Oct. 6 & 13 - The Sunshine Boys, 7:00 pm. Murr Community Center, Ft. Huachuca. Tickets: $16. Oct. 6 - Restaurant Week in Sierra Vista. 17 participating restaurants will give you a 10 to 30 percent discount if you mention “Restaurant Week.” See details at: www.visitsierravista.com. Oct. 6 & 7 - 9:00 am to 5:00 Saturday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday. Art in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park Sierra Vista. For info: artintheparksierravista.com Oct. 7 - Senior Citizen Action Day Event , 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Ethel Berger Center Provides legislators opportunity to hear from older constituents, their advocates and service providers. Information collected used to develop priorities of the Advisory Council on Aging. Info: (602) 542-4710 Oct. 15 – Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm. 2075 El Mercado Loop, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650 sierravistaalzheimerswalk.org Oct. 18 - Veteran’s conference: Operation Boots to Business, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Tucson Police Dept., Westside Service Center, 1310 W. Miracle Mile in Tucson. For info contact the Microbusiness Advancement Center, SBDC (520) 620-1241.

Oct. 19 - THE 23rd ANNUAL BISBEE 1000 - The 5k That Feels Like A 10k!!! Visit www.bisbee1000.org Oct. 19 - HISPANICS 50+ CONFERENCE - Free conference on the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Social Security, Lunch Included. 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Douglas Visitor Center, 345 16th St. To register call: Aileen 520-432-5301 ext 200 or Ramona 520432-2528 ext 222

Nov. 2 - Shred-A-Thon, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at The Mall at Sierra Vista. Bring your old document to safely destroy only $5 per box presented by the Sierra Vista Area Chamber. www.sierravistachamber.org Now inviting businesses to participate. Call (520) 458-6940 for info.

Oct. 23 - Awards Ceremony/Reception, 10:00 am. GFWC Woman’s Club of Safford (A light brunch will be provided). Click here to nominate online! Click here to download nomination form. For info, phone or email: Charmaine Chidester at (928) 651-3673 or charmaine.chidester@eac.edu Oct. 25 & 26 - Haunted House. 6:00 to 9:00 pm Greenlee County Fairgrounds. Oct. 26 - OctoberFest and Fall Festival. 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Greenlee County Fairgrounds. Oct. 26 - Noche de Exitos & Bi-National Business, 6:00 pm. Reception, Silent Auction, Dinner, Entertainment, Live Music and Dancing. Register online at TucsonHispanicChamber.org

THE 23rd ANNUAL BISBEE 1000 - OCTOBER 19th, 2013 - The 5k That Feels Like A 10k!!! Visit www.bisbee1000.org

Oct. 31 - Halloween Fest. 4:00 to 7:00 pm, County Fields in Morenci. Nov. 2, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm & Nov. 3, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. “The Colors of Copper” Art and Wine Festival, 253 Chase Creek Street, Clifton, Arizona. www. visitcliftonaz.com Nov. 2 - Mini-Expo 10:00 am to 4 pm, The Mall at Sierra Vista. Visit dozens of homebased and non-profit businesses and organizations presented by the Sierra Vista Area Chamber. www.sierravistachamber. org Now inviting businesses to participate. Call (520) 458-6940 for info.

The Turning Point Monthly, October 2013, page 4


Black Hills Byway has history, scenery

Letter to the Editor

By Walter Mares |The Copper Era Eastern Arizona Courier

It is far more than a stretch of dirt road that simply leads from one point to another. The Black Hills Byway is an important part of Greenlee County’s rich history and a great place for a leisurely drive.

Greenlee and neighboring Graham County in the early 20th century. It ran from Clifton, Greenlee County’s seat, to Graham County’s seat, Safford, covering a distance of about 40 miles. They were rough miles.

Locals most often still refer to it as the “Old Safford Road.” It was a major link for trade, commerce and social life between

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Opportunities and collaboration key to SEAGO’s mission One particularly riveting presentation delivered on Friday, September 27 at the International Trade & Expo event in Sierra Vista was accompanied by a powerful slide presentation. The overview of SEAGO services and the departments that deliver those services, was accompanied by a recitation of opportunities, as can be seen in the pdf (See presentation). Interregional collaboration, the cumulative impact of COGS working together,

$13B in trade with Mexico, 75% of all Arizona exports go to Mexico, the impact of Sonora, challenge and opportunity at Nogales – our legislature must take action to bring added agents to the expanding port of entry, other states are grabbing Arizona business, a statewide border zone designation, Tourism opportunities, changing policies at the State Land Department – to better guide future growth and development. Please feel welcome to post feedback and comments (Click here.)

New marketing brochure about Rural Arizona Based on input we have received from ACA’s Rural Business Development Advisory Council (RBDAC) and from many of our Rural Economic Development Partners, we are developing a marketing brochure about Rural Arizona. This piece will feature top-line or banner worthy information about the state’s rural economy, as well as information on both the RBDAC and ACA’s rural programs. We intend to use this piece as an integral part of ACA’s marketing assets. What are some of the facts that we can boast about for rural Arizona? ACA’s Marketing and Communications Division needs a brief summary of the major economic assets in each rural county/ region across the state. For example, “Arizona’s (fill in the blank-’cotton production’) [Read more ...]

Mayor Garino represents City of Nogales at the White House’s Southwest Border Economic Forum Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino advocated about the importance of immigration reform, border security, and economic development at the White House’s Southwest Border Economic Forum in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

Mayor Garino received an invitation to meet with senior White House staff as well as agency officials and political leaders from the states of Arizona, Texas, California, and New Mexico. Private business leaders were also in attendance at Wednesday’s meeting.

“Being able to participate in important meetings such as these where I can voice my thoughts and concerns on the economic importance of our border is very important,” said Mayor Garino.

“It is very important to incorporate not only elected officials, but also business leaders into meetings such as these,” added

THE 23rd A N N UA L BISBEE 1000 - OCTOBER 19th, 2013 The 5k That Feels Like A 10k!!! Visit w w w. b i s bee1000.org

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Directory of manufacturing companies and suppliers The Arizona-­‐Sonora region has a great history, both familial and industrial.Recently, there has been much talk about “regional cooperation” but without the resources to support that movement. The Arizona Daily Star is creating that resource. With the support of our parentcompany, Lee Enterprises, the newspaper is working to create a directory of manufacturing companies and suppliers, as well as resources for cross-­‐border business ex-

pansion. This industry is part of a $11.9 billon economic boon for our two states and to help grow it, we will crunch data and write vignettes of industry highlights to be included in a comprehensive directory that will be unveiled in March 2014. In November we will launch a website where businesses can register for inclusion in the directory. More information will be sent before the launch date.

The directory will be published in three formats: a printed book, an electronic PDF and in a searchable thumb drive.The Arizona Daily Star is working with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to coordinate three events where the directories will be unveiled and the sponsors will be honored. CLICK HERE for Spanish version. [Read more ...]

The Turning Point Monthly, October 2013, page 5


How to Use You Tube By Julie Bowen

How to Use YouTube to Promote Tourism and Build Your Business Tourism is a vital economic component in the SouthEastern Arizona Governments Organization (SEAGO) region. It brings money to the region, creates jobs and is particularly important to rural areas of Arizona such as those within SEAGO’s catchment. Social media represents a new opportunity to promote businesses to tourists, from a Cochise ghost town to a Greenlee camping store, and represents an important part of local economic development. YouTube especially offers tourism-related businesses, organizations and industries the chance to showcase their wares to potentially huge international audiences for next to nothing. Understanding YouTube is important for anyone hoping to get the most out of it. Almost a Million People Watch Internet Videos [Read more ...]

Manufacturing Day 2013 October 4, 2013, has been set as the second annual Manufacturing Day. The designation was designed to showcase the importance of manufacturing to the nation’s economy and to draw attention to the many rewarding high-skill jobs in manufacturing fields. The Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International, the National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing Institute, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and Industrial Strength Marketing serve as a panel of co-producers to provide centralized support and coordination for a broad array of simultaneous events. Manufacturing Day brings together manufacturers to host students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and other local community members at open housed designed to showcase modern manufacturing technology and careers.

MEDICARE ANNUAL ENROLLMENT OCTOBER 15 - DECEMBER 7, 2013 ARE YOU READY? The SEAGO – Area Agency on Aging SHIP Counselors and Volunteers are ready for the 2014 Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. On Friday, September 20, SHIP staff and volunteers got together for an 8 hour review and strategy session. Cochise, Graham, Greenlee and Santa Cruz counties will be staffed to assist the maximum number of individuals with questions and concerns about Medicare. Look for a Medicare Annual Enrollment Event near you or call 520-432-2528 ext 222 for more information. Additional locations and dates are still available. Please contact Ramona Macmurtrie at 520-432-2528 ext 222 to set up a medicare annual enrollment event at your site. [Read more ...]

In our local community of Effingham, IL, at least 10 manufacturing firms are partici[Read more ...]

1st Annual Gila Valley Small Business Woman of the Year Awards HOW DOES IT WORK? Nominate any local women’s small business owner who you think deserves to win this award. Nominations will be reviewed by appointed committee and three finalists will be chosen. One winner will be chosen from three finalists and final winner will be announced at a reception on Wednesday, October 23rd at 10:00am. All three finalists will receive a commemorative plaque. One winner will be selected from the three finalists to receive $1000 award at reception.

Click here for eligibility requirements Awards Ceremony/Reception Wednesday, October 23, 2013 10:00 am GFWC Woman’s Club of Safford (A light brunch will be provided) Click here to nominate online! Click here to download nomination form Women owned businesses account for 30% of all U.S. businesses, generating $1.9 trillion in sales and employing 9.2 million people. The Gila Valley Small Business Woman of the Year Committee was formed to encourage and promote the celebration of these achievements. For info, phone or email: Charmaine Chidester at (928) 651-3673 or charmaine. chidester@eac.edu

The Turning Point Monthly, October 2013, page 6

Veteran’s Conference: Operation Boots to Business October 18 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Tucson Police Dept. Westside Service Center, 1310 W. Miracle Mile Tucson

For information contact the Microbusiness Advancement Center SBDC (520) 620-1241.


Taking You There - Safely By Sandra Calhoun | Sassy Transport

As a professional driver, I spend a lot of time thinking about my job. In order for my business to be successful, all of the drivers at Sassy Transport must be safe, reliable and courteous to other drivers. Some of my ideas may benefit you, as you drive your daily commute, plan a weekend getaway, or just drive around on local errands.

1) Pretrip – All of our drivers are required to do a daily inspection of the vehicle we will drive. We walk around the outside, looking for exterior damage, loose items on the undercarriage, low or unevenly worn tires. Then we open the hood and inspect the engine compartment, check the oil, review fluid levels, and examine belts and hoses. Radiator fluid, washer fluid, brake fluid and power steering fluid levels are all immediately visible in newer vehicles, sav[Read more ...]

Escape to Sierra Vista Sierra Vista is a great escape-from-theordinary. Plan your get-away between September 30 and October 6 to take advantage of Sierra Vista’s Annual “Almost Employee Pricing Event” when local restaurants offer discounts that are almost as good as the one’s they give their employees. Featuring 17 eateries in Sierra Vista and nearby Hereford, you’re sure to find just the

right flavor to tickle your taste-buds. It’s the perfect way to indulge your inner-foodie while keeping your budget in tact with discounts from 10 to 25 percent. Whether you enjoy the artistry of teppanyaki dining, the flare of “fusion” cuisine or the simplicity of made-from-scratch comfort food, savor an entire culinary spectrum. Most of the restaurants participating are locally-owned offering authentic tastes and flavors you can’t find anywhere else. A number of them showcase meals [Read more ...]

Letters to the Editor Valuable employment figures for the SEAGO Region, by industry, are available on the Arizona Statistics website: http:// azstats.gov/ Using the menu on the left, choose Labor Statistics, then Current Employment Statistics. Go to the column on the right, which is labeled CES tables, employment data. Go halfway down the page to where is reads Arizona Counties. Inside these various reports you will find employment by industry with the counties listed in alphabetical order. In case you would also like to have data on the labor force and unemployment, use the menu on the left and choose Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics. Go to the column on the right. Go about halfway down the page to where

The Chiricahua​s are Calling By Brooks Bradbury

Autumn has arrived in the Chiricahua Mountains, and temperatures at Sunglow Ranch are delightful. The monsoon season created a wonderfully verdant season. The local geese are in good spirits! Come to the mountains and soothe your soul. A talented and friendly team will take good care of you as you enjoy our beautiful setting and reconnect with nature’s pace. Chef Myriam will ensure that each meal is just the way you like it. To encourage you, book a two night stay the weekend of October 4th and 5th, Sunglow will include a complimentary guided horseback trail ride, complimentary house wine and reimbursement of your entry fee to enjoy the nearby Chiricahua National Monument. (Two night minimum is required on weekends) Book online at www.SunglowRanch. com, or call 520.824.3334

it reads Special Unemployment Report. Once again the counties are in alphabetical order. This report also has data on the cities and towns within each county. (We do not have employment by industry for the cities and towns.) If you have any questions, please call John at 602-771-1223. Big and small cities across the nation are facing complex financing problems. While Detroit ran up nearly $20 billion in debt and is now taking Chapter 9 bankruptcy steps, alternative solutions are worth some review: ht t p : / / e f f i c i e nt g ov. c om / blog/2013/09/24/paying-pension-liabilities-utliities/

The Turning Point Monthly, October 2013, page 7

Cross-Border Tours Oct.-March 2014. Tour Dates: 10/17, 11/21, 12/19, 1/16, 2/20, 3/20 .

Tours begin in the US around 9am, and end at La Roca Restaurant in Nogales, Son. around 3-3:30. Tours end with a short presentation by the US Consul or the director of Economic Development for Nogales Sonora. Questions? Download our Cross Border Tour informational sheet HERE. To register, please call Pat at Santa Cruz Community Foundation 520761-4531 or email: PTrulock@cfsaz.org.


UA study: fresh produce and production- Adventures: Boot scootin’ through sharing important to Santa Cruz County Thanks to a grant from the Economic De- Arizona. Read a recent report from KOLD vintage Arizona velopment Agency, a new study clearly outlines the positive financial impact brought to Santa Cruz County and the State of Arizona by the fresh produce industry and the maquiladoras. Maquiladoras are U.S. Companies with factories in Mexico. The study was completed by the University of

Channel 13 in Tucson and click on the link to see the entire 51 page study and the survey questions. http://nogalescdc.org/NCD_ EDA_Econ_Report%20Final_09272013. pdf entire report See related KVOA article and video.

JOB OPENINGS – WELLNESS CONNECTIONS -- SAFFORD AREA Hiring Peer Support Specialists (PSS) and Behavioral Health Technicians (BHT) Wellness Connections is growing! Currently hiring a variety of full and part-time positions at Wellness Connections in Safford, AZ. Direct inquiries to Aleesha (928)

428-1207, email aleeshaa@seacrs.com, or pick-up/submit application to Wellness Connections 1717 W. Thatcher Blvd., Safford 85546 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. [Read mroe ...]

Mayor Arturo Garino promotes global trade and commerce Nogales, AZ — Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino touted international trade and economic development in Nogales by participating in two different panels at the Arizona League of Cities and Towns Conference in Oro Valley, Arizona the last week of August 2013.

By Ursula Maxwell-Lewis - Cloverdale Reporter

Mayor Garino was also speaker and moderator for the Border: Fact or Fiction Panel. This panel focused on the realities of border life, governance, trade, economic development and its effects on the State of Arizona.

Remember the aluminum trailer Granny and Grandpa hauled behind their treasured 1940s Chevy? Well, I found it. It’s parked at The Shady Dell, a vintage trailer park near Bisbee, Arizona. Looking as good as new, it wows retro seekers, and is worth a dickens of a lot more than Gramps shelled out for it. Jen Luria, Shady Dell co-owner, sports a trademark ponytail, bangs, a coral pink cardigan, jeans and loafers. Think Debbie Reynolds circa 1950. She’s an avid collector or vintage purses, aprons and dresses, and, together with partner, Justin, has success[Read more ...]

New Cochise County Map

The Cochise County Tourism Council provides information about Cochise County. Recently, they produced the map below. CLICK HERE to download your copy.

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“Being asked to participate in a panel that focuses on the CANAMEX trade route and the economic benefits of continued trade with Mexico is very important,” said Mayor Garino. “I can’t stress enough how important Mexico is to Nogales and the State of Arizona, and by working together we can assure that the trade relationship only improves.”

“Topics such as these allow me to promote the facts about life on the border and promote positive image building for the City of Nogales and its residents,” said Mayor Garino. “They encourage businesses to locate in Nogales and spur new job growth for the hard working citizens of Nogales.”

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Mayor Garino was invited to participate in the International Trade Corridors – The Future of Arizona Panel. The panel discussed the importance of the Sun Corridor and infrastructure improvements that can be made to compete in a global market and enhance economic development opportunities in the state.

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SEAGO Newsletter - October 2013  
SEAGO Newsletter - October 2013  

SEAGO Newsletter - October 2013

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