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Faulconer, Mexican officials work on common opportunities

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The Mayor today stayed in Mexico to meet with the Mexican President's Chief of Staff Aurelio Nuno Mayer and visit the Mexico stock exchange during his Annual California-Mexico Trade Initiative trip. Yesterday, he followed up a visit to a plane facility in Querétaro by signing a memorandum of understanding with the Querétaro State Governor. The leaders spoke to delegates and agreed on strengthening a shared common culture and economy.

“As I travel to Mexico City, I look forward to promoting the City of San Diego and our border region as a vital economic driver that provides good-paying jobs," Faulconer said before his trip. "I will continue to work with local government, business and civic partners in Mexico City to ensure that we have a safe and efficient border.”

Creating jobs remained an order of the day during the conference meetings. Faulconer was joined by a San Diego and California delegation--Councilman Todd GLoria, Supervisor Greg Cox, and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome. Former mayor Jerry Sanders is there in Mexico to work on the San Diego Commerce Chamber's border trade plans. "“This annual advocacy trip is an important opportunity for leaders on both sides of the border to come together to discuss how we can improve our border to make our region thrive."

The chamber has been working on an opportunity to build up border transporation and set up a trade office in Mexico. The San Diego business leaders will take an opportunity to agree on undertaking a cross-border railroad project.

Delegates in Mexico will tour the Casa de California before the bi-national meetings end Wednesday. Mayor Faulconer ends his trip today.

This is a Center Line Policy Alert.