Sonora-AZ Commission announces positive steps for Peñasco

Investment, Connectivity, and Employment for Puerto Peñasco announced at Sonora-Arizona Commission

Scottsdale, AZ, USA. June 23, 2016. Important announcements regarding investment, employment, and connectivity for Puerto Peñasco were part of the results that came out of the 2016 Summit of the Sonora-Arizona Commission recently held in Scottsdale.

Mayor Kiko Munro, along with Economic Development Coordinator Jorge Valdés Félix, attended the event which was led by Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich Arellano and her counterpart, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.

“We are pleased with results of the Summit, as there continues to be good news for Puerto Peñasco,” noted Munro, “there is more investment, tourism, and connectivity on the horizon, which obviously translates into a better economy and jobs.”

Among important announcements from the Summit, Mayor Munro highlighted that of Daniel Chávez Morán, founder of Grupo Vidanta (Mayan Palace), who expressed construction of a mega-recreational covered park, slated to be inaugurated in 2019. Chávez Morán hopes to soon visit Puerto Peñasco, where he will meet with Mayor Kiko Munro to discuss this and other investment plans.

General Coordinator of the Sonora Tourism Commission (COFETUR), Jesús Antonio Berúmen, remarked along with the TAR flights set to begin in July, which will connect Peñasco with Hermosillo, Tijuana, and Cd. Juárez, they are also working to shore up a new route to Phoenix, which would begin in December.

Debbie Johnson, Executive Director of the Arizona Tourism Office, stated they plan to promote both states as a region, with specific emphasis on the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon and the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve.

Héctor Platt Mazón, Deputy Coordinator of Operations for COFETUR, detailed conversations are underway with representatives from the Holland America, Disney Cruise, and Princess cruise lines, who will visit Sonora in October to explore possible routes.

Armando Goncalvez of the U.S. Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reiterated his commitment to broaden the entry port at Lukeville by adding two additional lanes, one of these being a SENTRI lane.

Similarly, Sonora Deputy Secretary of Urban Development and Infrastructure, Hector Ruiz, announced investments will be made to improve 4 border crossings in the state, among these Sonoyta. This has been one of the frequently emphasized requests of Mayor Kiko Munro at both the state and federal levels.

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