The Mayors of San Diego and Tijuana Go to Washington D.C. to Promote a Special Economic Cross Border Relationship
The Mayors of San Diego and Tijuana are in Washington, D.C. this week to advocate for open & fair trade Between the U.S. and Mexico
As they continue to support the open and fair trade between the United States and Mexico, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum are in Washington, D.C. today and tomorrow to advocate for the San Diego-Tijuana mega-region. Mayor Faulconer also met with leadership from several federal departments, including the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Housing & Urban Development, and Department of Homeland Security
Mayor Faulconer is a featured speaker at today’s board meeting for the Border Trade Alliance, a nonprofit that aims to address key issues affecting trade, travel, and security in North America. He and Mayor Gastélum will speak at the nonprofit’s “Building a Competitive U.S. – Mexico Border” Conference tomorrow.
The Conference focuses on improving border management to strengthen the economic competitiveness of the United States and Mexico. Key topics for this year’s conference include transportation infrastructure, trade facilitation, workforce development and the need for efforts that support both security and efficiency at the border.
Other featured guests include Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan.