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Puerto Peñasco, Sonora. April 1, 2016. Mayor Kiko Munro recently met with business representatives and officials from the City of Tucson with the goal of promoting Puerto Peñasco’s development and economic revival.
The first meeting was with Stefan Baumann, Director of Business Development at the Port of Tucson, and Thomas Fischer, Project Manager from the Transportation Department of the City of Tucson.
Together they discussed the feasiblity of creating a new loading and unloading dock for materials, whether for assembly, storage, transport or entry to the city in connecting it with Arizona and other points in Mexico such as Guaymas, Manzanillo, or Mazatlán.
The mayor remarked the premise is to connect the city with the Port of Tucson, which would represent a direct benefit to productive sectors including mining, agriculture, and, of course, fishing.
“Offloading products in Peñasco would be advantageous as we are only an hour from the border, and could even become a fiscal precinct,” he indicated, “In addition, we have good connectivity by highway, airport, and train to Mexicali.”
The mayor added the Urban Transportation Department of Planning of Tucson will provide support in developing urban transport linking Puerto Peñasco with Tucson, via passenger buses, as well as to diverse points of the city such as the Home Port, airport, taxi centers, and resorts, among others.
The mayor also met with Wayne Heckman, Carlos Espriu and Eduardo R. Saavedra, Director of Client Development, Executive Vice President of Operations and Executive Vice President of Business Development, respectively, of The Offshore Group, one of the leading maquila (manufacturing) companies in Sonora and one of the most important in Mexico.
Mayor Munro and The Offshore Group representatives discussed various points regarding business opportunities and job creation in the city.