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PrintWe are very excited to announce we will be relocating to a brand-new office space effective November 21, 2016! We will soon be located at 5343 N. 16th St. Suite 240 Phoenix, AZ 85016, which is on 16th St. and Missouri Ave. Our new office will be shared with the team at Urias Communications to better collaborate on CoNecs North America projects!

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City of Phoenix & Greater Phoenix Leadership head Delegation to Mexico City

Photo Credit: Sandra Perdomo

The City of Phoenix and Greater Phoenix Leadership led a successful trade mission to Mexico City from October 26-29, 2016, bringing together an impressive delegation of business and community leaders. The mission focused on five core goals centered on strengthening the global competitiveness of our shared region, including by elevating opportunities in education through cross-border exchanges.

Among the highlights: delegates met with U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Roberta Jacobson (pictured in first photo), and Senator Gabriela Cuevas, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (pictured in second photo); the group toured Google de Mexico; and Mayor Greg Stanton officially inaugurated the new City of Phoenix office in the south part of Mexico City. Delegates returned with a deeper appreciation for the value of the bilateral relationship, and several potential business opportunities.

Photo Credit: Sandra Perdomo

Photo Credit: Sandra Perdomo

The meeting with Senator Cuevas yielded a positive and spirited discussion on the Arizona-Mexico relationship, and the delegation was introduced in the Senate chambers. Ambassador Jacobson hosted a reception at the official residence and delegates had the opportunity to interact with over 100 Mexican business and government leaders. At the opening of the City of Phoenix office, Mayor Stanton emphasized that “the people’s office” in Mexico City is open to Arizona companies to provide market research and support, meeting space, and remote office functions. In addition, Mexico’s Secretariat of Foreign Relations convened an array of subject matter experts to enlighten delegates on some of the key areas of bilateral cooperation and opportunities taking place between our two nations. The tour of Google de Mexico demonstrated for delegates how a U.S. company is successfully growing in the Mexican market, and where future growth opportunities lie.

Other important activities included: a visit to the Mexican stock exchange; presentations from Mexico’s leading industry associations, the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and the Council for Foreign Trade; a political briefing by former Mexican congressman Agustin Barrios; and a presentation on educational exchanges by Hazel Blackmore, Executive Director of the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS).

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Jaime Molera Moderates Business Panel with U.S. Senator John McCain

mccainMolera Alvarez Partner Jaime A. Molera moderated a Latino Business Leader discussion, which included honored guest U.S. Senator John McCain. The panel included Javier Palomarez, President and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Lea Marquez Peterson, President and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Molera stated, “It was mccain-panelan honor to lead a conversation about the importance of the role Latinos have in business both nationally and in Arizona. Both Javier and Lea are leaders I admire greatly, and of course, being on the same stage with our esteemed Senator is always a thrill.”

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Queretaro Aerospace Show Yields Trade Opportunities

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From L to R: Jorge Rodriguez y Rodriguez (Grupo ACL), James Ahlers (MA), Javier Cravioto (Estrategia Global), Alberto Meade Garcia (BA International), Jose Andres Garcia (Estrategia Global)

Molera Alvarez and strategic partner Estrategia Global promoted Phoenix businesses at Mexico’s Aerospace Summit in Santiago de Queretaro, Queretaro, September 29-30. Mexico’s Aerospace Summit is the leading trade show in Mexico for gaining information and opportunities directly from industry leaders in Mexico’s booming automotive,

Jose Andres Garcia (Estrategia Global) with Bill Jordan (Allied Tool & Die)
aerospace and electronics sectors. Mexico’s Aeronautical Industry has grown from 100 U.S. and European manufacturers in 2004, to more than 300 in 2016. The City of Phoenix Mexico trade team – led by

Jose Andres Garcia (Estrategia Global) with Bill Jordan (Allied Tool & Die)

Jose Andres Garcia (Estrategia Global) with Bill Jordan (Allied Tool & Die)

Molera Alvarez VP of Global Initiatives and General Counsel James Ahlers, and Estrategia Global CEO Jose Andres Garcia – met with cluster organizations for Mexico’s leading states in manufacturing, as well as top executives of major aerospace manufacturers, about accessing supply chain opportunities for Arizona companies.

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Molera Alvarez Partner Leads Discussion at Indian Gaming Expo

aigaJaime A. Molera led a panel at the Arizona Indian Gaming Association’s Annual Expo discussing the impact of this year’s election and whether it would help or hamper business growth. The panel covered a variety of issues pertaining to what we can expect both nationally and here in our state after November 8th. Molera said, “It was a terrific discussion and, as always, I appreciate AIGA Executive Director Valerie Spicer for putting on a tremendous event.”

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Arizona Governor announces Achieve60AZ initiative

Source: CollegeSuccessAZ

Source: CollegeSuccessAZ

On September 16, 2016, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the Achieve60AZ Initiative at Franklin Police and Fire High School in Phoenix.

Achieve60AZ is an initiative which creates an alliance of 60 community, business and education organizations throughout the state in supporting a goal of 60 percent of Arizona adults ages 25-64 achieving a professional certificate or college degree by 2030. The initiative seeks to strengthen the K-12 pipeline, increase Arizona’s educational attainment, and build the workforce to align with the state’s needs, all of which will have invaluable economic and social benefits for the state.

In addition to Governor Ducey, featured speakers at the announcement included, Eileen Klein (President of the Arizona Board of Regents, a Molera Alvarez client), Maria Harper-Marinick (Chancellor of the Maricopa Community College District Governing Board), aspiring students, and other educational and business leaders. Molera Alvarez is proud to be part of this alliance. To learn more about Achieve60AZ, visit achieve60az.com.

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Opportunities to Promote Youth and Amateur Sports through AZSTA

azstaMolera Alvarez client, the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority (AZSTA), is seeking to identify, solicit, develop and allocate funding for youth and amateur sports projects which will service a wide variety of sporting and physical activity experiences in Maricopa County. Currently, AZSTA is accepting applications for Quick and Program Grants. These grants are limited to a maximum of two thirds of the project’s total cost, and an award cap of $5,000. Grant funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis provided that the program’s criteria are met.

If you know of a deserving organization that may qualify for these grants, please visit www.az-sta.com, or call Robin Lea-Amos, Grants Program Coordinator at 623-433-7500.

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Molera Alvarez Partner Presents to Arizona CEO Summit

ceo-summitOn September 19, 2016, Jaime A. Molera presented to a joint meeting of Greater Phoenix Leadership, Southern Arizona Leadership Council, and Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance to discuss the outlook for the 2017 legislative session. Molera Alvarez (who represents these organizations) is working on an ongoing engagement strategy to increase these groups involvement and influence on various policy matters, including education, health, and fiscal issues. Molera said, “it was a true honor to present to such a distinguished group of Arizona leaders; Their commitment to a better Arizona truly is exciting.”

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Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents 20th DATOS event

From left to right: Former Secretary of HUD Henry Cisneros & MA Managing Partner Ruben Alvarez

From left to right: Former Secretary of HUD Henry Cisneros & MA Managing Partner Ruben Alvarez

On September 27th, 2016 the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held their 20th anniversary DATOS breakfast with keynotes delivered by Sol Trujillo and Former Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Henry Cisneros. Over 1,000 community and business leaders gathered to learn more about the latest DATOS information. DATOS is an annual comprehensive report researched and produced by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which focuses on the economic impact of Arizona’s Hispanic population. To view a complete copy of this year’s DATOS report, click here.

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Molera Does Tele-Townhall with Governor Ducey

Source: No on Prop 205

Source: No on Prop 205

Molera Alvarez Partner Jaime A. Molera participated in a tele-townhall on September 28th with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey discussing why Arizona must reject Proposition 205 – an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Arizona. “It was an honor to partner with Governor Ducey who is a champion for fighting for a better quality of life for Arizona,” Molera said. “Arizonans need to vote NO on this dangerous initiative.”

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