Extension of Border Zone Initiative

A resolution of support to extend the border zone from its current 75‐mile zone to the entire state of Arizona and to streamline the Mexican visa process at the land ports of entry is currently being supported by regional planning agencies throughout Arizona, including MAG, as well as the Intertribal Council of Arizona, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and the city of Nogales, Arizona. The University of Arizona conducted a study on the economic impact of extending the border zone. The study reported that the extending the border zone could generate up to $181 million in annual estimated spending (2016), bringing the total projected spending of Mexican visitors to Arizona to nearly $3.1 billion and a total jobs impact of 31,766. MAG is currently building support on this initiative among key stakeholders in the state.

Extensión de la Zona de Viaje de la Tarjeta de Cruce Fronterizo

Organizaciones de planificación metropolitana en Arizona, incluyendo MAG, el Consejo Intertribu de Arizona y grupos empresarios como la Cámara de Comercio e Industria de Arizona, se han unido para apoyar una iniciativa que proponene extender el límite de viaje de 75 millas a todo el estado de Arizona para todos los ciudadanos mexicanos que poseen la Tarjeta de Cruce Fronterizo. En el año 2015, la Universidad de Arizona publicó un studio sobre el impacto económico de extender el límite de viaje. El estudio calculó que extender el límite de viaje a todo el estado de Arizona haría que los turistas mexicanos gasten aproximadamente $181 millones adicionales, lo cual llevaría el gasto total de visitantes mexicanos en Arizona a casi $3.1 billones provocando un impacto de 31,856 puestos de trabajo adicionales. Actualmente MAG continua impulsando esta iniciativa.

About MAG

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) is a Council of Governments (COG) that serves as the regional planning agency for the metropolitan Phoenix area.

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