Tucson, Arizona. August 25, 2019. In recent years, Puerto Peñasco has solidified its spot as Arizona’s beach and the best destination in northwestern Mexico, assured Puerto Peñasco mayor Kiko Munro during his speech at the Arizona-Sonora Sister Cities annual meeting.
The mayor emphasized the tremendous work of Sonora and Arizona governors Claudia Pavlovich and Doug Ducey in strengthening development in the Sonora-Arizona Megaregion, promotion of economic development, tourism, border crossings, culture, and transportation, among others.
Accompanied by Deputy Secretary for Sonoran Economic Development, Leonardo Ciscomani Freaner, Luis Felipe García, executive vice president of Visit Tucson, and Christian Price, president of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, the mayor of Puerto Peñasco expressed thanks for the invitation to participate in the annual program of activities organized by the Sonoran Secretary of Economy and the Maricopa Association of Government.
He acknowledged thanks to promotion carried out over the last four years of his administration, Puerto Peñasco has solidified itself as a safe destination for visitors, with the arrival of 2.5 people. He noted this is a tremendous occasion to develop businesses, invest, and for investors.
With mayors of both Sonora and Arizona on hand, along with business leaders, private initiatives, and special guests, Mayor Kiko Munro took advantage of the opportunity to invite his counterparts and special guests to visit Puerto Peñasco December 7th, to witness the revival of this beach tourist destination with the launch of the Astoria cruise ship of Cruise & Maritime Voyages.
Finally, the mayor of Puerto Peñasco called on authorities present to continue reaching agreements and following through with joint efforts between both states to strengthen the Megaregion so that things continue to progress for Peñasco, Sonora, and Arizona.
The Arizona-Sonora Sister Cities annual meeting included participation of 128 people from both sides of the border, including 67 from the Sonoran delegation representing mayors and economic directors from the Sonoran cities of Alamos, Etchojoa, Navojoa, Cd. Obregón, Guaymas, Hermosillo, Magdalena, Nogales, Agua Prieta, Naco, Fronteras, Cananea, Caborca, Puerto Peñasco, and San Luis Rio Colorado.
Mayors from several Arizona cities and towns also attended the meeting, held August 20th – 23rd in Tucson, where they had the chance to share knowledge, experiences, and camaraderie with colleagues from the border states of Arizona and Sonora.
Peñasco Mayor presents strategic projects to Pima County Administrator
While visiting Tucson, Mayor Kiko Munro met with Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry to present strategic projects for the ongoing development and economic growth of Puerto Peñasco.
Projects including a desalination plant, loading port, and the upcoming arrival of cruise lines were the main topics addressed during the meeting.
Moments after, the mayor of Puerto Peñasco met with Luis Felipe García, executive vice president of Visit Tucson, with whom agreements were reached to continue bilaterally promoting tourism and new business opportunities.