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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

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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