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Douglas, Arizona: Characteristics and Possibilities for Economic Development of the Port of Entry. Presented to: City of Douglas, Arizona June 7, 2014. By: Kimberly Hill Intern, ASU for Arizona Arizona State University. Outline. Study Initiation Economic Base Current Trade Patterns

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Douglas arizona characteristics and possibilities for economic development of the port of entry

Douglas, Arizona: Characteristics and Possibilities for Economic Development of the Port of Entry

Presented to:

City of Douglas, Arizona

June 7, 2014

By:

Kimberly Hill

Intern, ASU for Arizona

Arizona State University


Outline

Outline

  • Study Initiation

  • Economic Base

  • Current Trade Patterns

  • EDO/Port Authority Comparison

  • Questionnaire

  • Gaps and Strategic Objectives


Study initiation

Study Initiation

  • Initiated By Victor Gonzalez, City Of Douglas, In September 2007

  • Conducted By ASU Faculty, Staff, And Students

  • Finished July 2008


Study purpose and products

Study Purpose and Products

  • What Is The Economic Base For Douglas?

  • How Does Douglas’s Sister City, Agua Prieta, Compare?

  • What Is The Character Of The Douglas Port Of Entry?


Study purpose and products1

Study Purpose and Products

  • What Does A Survey Of Douglas Port Users Reveal About The Port?

  • What Kinds Of Practices Are Being Pursued By Other Port Authorities?

  • What Practices Should The Douglas Port Authority Pursue?


Douglas s economic base

Douglas’s Economic Base

Source: For Douglas, Estimated From U.S. Department Of Commerce, Census Bureau, Zip Business Patterns 2005. For All Other Cities: Estimated From Economic Base Studies Datasets, Arizona Department Of Commerce (Using Either 2004 Or 2005 Data).


Agua prieta s economic base

Agua Prieta’s Economic Base

Source: INEGI, Censos Economico 2004


The douglas poe

The Douglas POE

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Douglas port development questionnaire

Douglas Port Development Questionnaire

  • 25 Maquila & Customs Broker Operations Were Approached

  • 40% Response Rate Representing $161 Million

  • 10 Responded - 2 Small, 5 Mid-size, And 2 Large

  • 70% Would Use Air Freight Provided At BDI

  • All Noted Adequate Physical Infrastructure Of The Douglas Port


Port authority role douglas port development questionnaire results

Port Authority Role(Douglas Port Development Questionnaire Results)

  • Lobby In Sonora

  • Develop FAST Or SENTRI Lane

  • Improve Commercial Wait Time

  • Improve Road Infrastructure

  • Pursue Government Funding

  • Lobby In Mexico, Arizona, And The United States


Recommendations for the port authority

Recommendations for the Port Authority

  • Short Term Goals

    • Website Development

    • Information And Lobbying Efforts

    • Marketing Plan Development

  • Long Term Goals

    • Free Trade Zone Development

    • Industrial Park Development

    • Start-up Assistance For New Businesses


Conclusions

Conclusions

  • Infrastructure Gaps

  • Information Gaps

  • Strategic Objectives


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