The binational area is a diverse metropolitan center encompassing four regions in two countries located in the southwestern area of the U.S. and northwest Mexico.
› Facilitate trade relationships
› Support business growth
› Strategize to maximize resources, and
› Connect investors with opportunities.
its GDP (Gross Domestic Product) would rank 151 out of 192 countries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Yes, that’s countries.
GDP is defined as the monetary value of all finished goods and services produced within a region’s borders.
Yuma’s GDP for 2012 was calculated at nearly $5.4 billion. The government contributed $1.5 billion and private industries $3.8 billion.
The local economy often is described as a three-legged stool, with agriculture, the military and tourism being the largest contributors.
Doing business in the 4FrontED Region comes with serious perks.
The Arizona-Mexico Border Region – the counties of Cochise, Santa Cruz, and Yuma, including the Arizona communities of Douglas, Nogales, and San Luis – covers 12,921 square miles. These three counties adjacent to the international border have a combined population of 377,390 residents (5.6% of Arizona’s population). The Sonora Border Region (11 municipios) adjacent to the international border have a combined population of 632,005 residents (25.5% of Sonora’s population).
The defined geographic area includes Yuma County, the municipality of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, and surrounding population from Algodones and the valleys of San Luis Rio Colorado and Mexicali. The combined estimated regional population is 543,247.