San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer will join Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome and other bi-national officials and business leaders for the annual California-Mexico Trade Initiative in Mexico City.

Plaza de la Constitucion in Mexico City. Photo by Schlaeger via Wikimedia Commons

Faulconer’s staff said the four-day trip beginning Sunday will serve as an opportunity to follow up issues addressed during the mayor’s recent visit to Tijuana. Those include enhancing the cross-border railroad, funding border infrastructure projects, improving foreign investment, and increasing international trade and commerce.

Among those joining the 72-member delegation are County Supervisor Greg Cox, City Council President Todd Gloria, Tijuana Economic Development Secretary Xavier Peniche, and Jerry Sanders, former San Diego mayor and now president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

“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,” Sanders said. “The trip is also critical for developing relationships between businesses and business and government officials which helps to bolster many of these projects.”

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.