January Lunch Meeting — Regional Update with Sun Corridor

January Lunch Meeting — Regional Update with Sun Corridor

Our first 2016 meeting will feature the dynamic Michael Guymon of Sun Corridor,Inc., who will be sharing the 2016 economic outlook in Southern Arizona, as well as news from Sun Corridor (formerly TREO).

Sun Corridor Inc. is a transformative, bi-national economic development organization representing one of the most dynamic and growing major business centers in North America. Located in Southern Arizona and Sonora, Mexico and encompassing four counties in Arizona (Pinal, Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise) and 72 municipalities in Sonora Mexico, Sun Corridor Inc. represents a population of 4.25 million people.

Sun Corridor Inc. is a CEO-driven regional alliance whose members aggressively champion mega-regional issues that impact economic competitiveness and quality of life. Operating as TREO for the past 10 years, the organization has helped to drive significant business investment into the Tucson and Southern Arizona region through primary job creation, resulting in an economic impact of $7.9 billion.

A native Tucsonan, Michael Guymon’s eighteen-year professional career has primarily centered on political strategy, business development and advocacy, and organizational management. Michael’s previous positions include: Executive Director of Metropolitan Pima Alliance; Chief-of-Staff to Tucson City Council Member Fred Ronstadt; Vice President for Governmental Affairs for the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; and political consultant to The Bridges, a 360-acre mixed-use, infill development that will include the UA BioPark, housing, and an 111-acre commercial development. Michael is responsible for developing and implementing Sun Corridor Inc.’s business retention, recruitment, and expansion initiatives. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona. On a personal note, Michael’s passion is baseball and he was named the Official Scorer for the Tucson Padres AAA Baseball Club from 2011 – 2013. The team moved to El Paso in 2014.

Please join us for this informative and educational lunch!

WHEN: Tuesday, January 19, 11:30-1:00
WHERE: Scottish Rite Cathedral – Ochoa Room
33 Ochoa Street, 2 blocks south of Broadway between Stone & Scott (side entrance on north side of building).
COST: $25 SAAEMA members, $35 guests in advance, $40 guests at the door
RSVP: Tommy Roof tlroof@weoneil.com no later than noon, Friday, January 15
A NOTE ABOUT PARKING: The west lot behind the Scottish Rite Cathedral has been sold, so they are no longer able to offer us free parking. Please park at a street meter or at the La Placita parking garage on Stone and Broadway, less than a block away.
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