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

The mayors of San Diego and Tijuana will join the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce on its 11th annual California-Mexico Trade Initiative to Mexico City beginning Sunday.

Nearly 90 business leaders and government officials from San Diego and Baja California will be on the four-day mission, which is intended to enhance cross-border business and showcase the region’s global competitiveness.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Tijuana Mayor Jorge Astiazarán, County Supervisor Ron Roberts, Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas, Tecate Mayor Cesar Moreno and Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina are among those going.

“The strong, unified voice of San Diego and Baja leaders joining our annual delegation trip to Mexico City speaks volumes for the commitment to collaboration that is making our region a top global competitor,” said Jerry Sanders, president and CEO of the chamber.

“We are creating a unique opportunity for dialogue with the leadership in Mexico City, which is essential for our bi-national region because the positive impacts of our region’s cross-border commerce don’t always reach that level,” he added.

Delegates will meet with top Mexican government officials and agencies to advance current projects and bring forward new initiatives important to regional growth and business development. Focus areas for the trip include border infrastructure, renewable energy projects, investment in the telecommunications industry and cross-border tourism.

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