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CleanTECH San Diego Participates in Chamber Delegation to Mexico City

  |   Advocacy, Cleantech San Diego, Energy Efficiency

March 30-April 3, CleanTECH San Diego President Jason Anderson participated in the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce‘s ninth annual California-Mexico Trade Initiative trip to Mexico City. With more than 70 delegates representing the high-tech, cleantech, education, healthcare, maritime, energy, finance, law, real estate,and transportation industries, this year’s border initiative was the Chamber’s largest and most esteemed to date.

The delegation included:

  • California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom
  • Tijuana Mayor Dr. Jorge Astiazaran
  • San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer
  • San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox
  • San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria
  • Tijuana Councilmember Hector Riveros
  • San Diego Councilmember Scott Sherman
  • Imperial Beach Mayor Jim Janney
  • Mariano Escobedo, Office of Baja California Governor Francisco Vega
  • Mexico Consul General Remedios Gomez Arnau
  • US Consul General Andrew Erickson

Along with CleanTECH San Diego, other notable agencies in attendance were SANDAG, the Airport Authority, San Diego Tourism Authority, San Diego Port Commission, Tijuana EDC, Ensenada EDC, Consejo de Desarrollo Economico de Tijuana A.C,. and many others.

Several high-level meetings were held with government officials in Mexico, including:

  • Dr. Sergio Alcocer, Undersecretary for North American Affairs at the Secretariat of Foreign Relations
  • Department of Energy
  • U.S. Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne
  • Mexico’s Senate’s Commission on Border Issues
  • Queretaro Governor Jose Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa
  • Luis de la Calle, former Undersecretary of International Business Negotiations at the Ministry of Economy in Mexico

The delegation successfully advocated for the issues of importance to the Cali Baja Bi-National Mega-Region and pinpointed specific areas for collaboration, including energy, trade and commerce, educational exchange programs, tourism, transportation, and infrastructure projects in the border region.

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