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Let's talk about Medjool Dates!

On December 14, 2020, the Revista Foodie (, based in Hermosillo, Sonora, issued an article related to the production of the Medjool date and its impact (economic, social and cultural) in the whole 4FrontED Binational Megaregion. The article is in Spanish with some highlights in English:
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Greater Yuma Economic Resource Portal

Yuma County, AZ.--Recognizing the economic challenges that many businesses are experiencing, community and government leaders in the Greater Yuma Area have come together to create the Greater Yuma Economic Resource Portal 

This leadership group includes the Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation, the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Western College Small Business Development Center, the City of San Luis, City of Somerton, and City of Yuma, the Town of Wellton, Yuma County, Yuma International Airport, Arizona Western College CTE Training Program, ARIZONA@WORK, STEDY, the Greater Yuma Port Authority, 4FrontED, the University of Arizona, Visit Yuma, the Western Arizona Economic Development District, and the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. The Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation is hosting the portal.

The portal’s purpose is to provide up-to-date information to businesses and workers in the Yuma Region that includes access to:

- SBA and Business Support
- Federal Stimulus Updates/Bills, and Support
- Federal Emergency Leave Provisions
- Unemployment Benefits
- Community Support
   - Food Bank, Utilities, Mortgage and Rent Deferral
- Bridge Employment Opportunities
- Job Training Updates
- IRS Tax Relief
- International/Bi-National Commerce and Travel
- Live Support Events
- Revolving Loan Fund
- 211 Emergency Covid-19 Hotline
- AZ Commerce Authority Updates
- Arizona Governor’s Executive Orders
- Heritage Area/State Historic Parks
- Hospitality and Tourism
- Primary Contacts

Additional links to business support programs will be included as the United States Congress and the Arizona State Legislature act to provide businesses possible financial and regulatory relief.

With the United States Congress expected to act on another stimulus bill over the next several days, it is important for local businesses and workers to understand the programs and funding in place to keep them afloat and workers paid until the economy stabilizes. However, support will also be needed during recovery, and the page will include ways to jumpstart businesses during this period.

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Expo AgroBaja 2020

AgroBaja is the only agricultural and fishing expo in Mexico. Join the celebration of its 20th Anniversary! March 5-7, 2020. For more information, please visit:

VIDEO: Expo AgroBaja 2020

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Conoce más sobre 4FrontED (Noticias de la Ciudad de Yuma por Lucy Valencia)

Conoce más sobre 4FrontED a través de la entrevista realizada por Lucy Valencia para el programa de la Alcaldía de Yuma "Noticias de la Ciudad de Yuma":

Entrevista 4FrontED




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Learn more about 4FrontED (7&7 by Lucy Valencia)

Check out 4FrontED full interview on the City of Yuma Government news and information program "7&7" by Lucy Valencia: 

4FrontED interview

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Yuma County Qualified Opportunity Zones Forum

Jennings Strouss collaborated with Arizona Western College, City of San Luis, City of Somerton, City of Yuma, R.L. Jones, Town of Wellton, and Yuma County to present the "Yuma County Qualified Opportunity Zones, Investment and Development Forum". The event took place on May 8th, 2019, at Arizona Western College.



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Nafta 2.0: The Impact of USMCA on the Megaregion

The City of Yuma, the Mexican Consulate in Yuma, the Arizona Western College (AWC), among other local sponsors, successfully presented the forum “Nafta 2.0: The Impact of USMCA on the Megaregion”. The event took place on April 23rd, 2019, at AWC.


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AWC & NAU Startup Weekend 2019

The AWC & NAU Startup Weekend 2019 took place from April 12th - 14th, 2019 at the Arizona Western College.

To view the video, please click here:

Event organized by Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University.

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Four Borders International Academic Alliance

Yuma County, Arizona – The Four Borders International Academic Alliance (Alliance), an alliance of colleges, universities, and technical schools from the United States and Mexico celebrated its 2nd Anniversary on March 29, 2019 at the Arizona Western College Schoening Conference Center beginning at 4:00 p.m. As part of this celebration, an additional 7 new Alliance members with sign on to the original Memorandum of Understanding that created the Alliance.

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City of San Luis Annual Review

San Luis, Arizona – 2018 saw the arrival of new businesses and an economic rebound in San Luis, fueled by a thriving housing market and demand by residents for consumer goods and services, the city's mayor said.

Looking back on the year just completed, Mayor Gerardo Sanchez said he believes San Luis was able to strike a positive balance between business growth and City Hall spending on public infrastructure needs of residents.

Sanchez believes his and the city council's agenda for San Luis was validated by the results of the 2018 election season, which saw a crowded field of candidates compete for mayor and four council seats.

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