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Partnering with Mexico

Binational Projects

The cities of San Diego and Tijuana share many common economic development interests and projects. Officials from local, state and federal governments, and business communities of both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border meet on a regular basis to discuss these plans.

Binational Economic Development Forum

This forum is conducted twice a year by the cities of San Diego and Tijuana to discuss and propose plans on binational economic development.

Binational Planning and Coordination Committee

The cities of San Diego and Tijuana have entered into an unprecedented partnership to facilitate the development of new relationships and the exchange of important program information.

Binational Production Marketing/Development

The cities of San Diego and Tijuana are coordinating with the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego-Tijuana Economic Development Corp. to form specific marketing and business expansion and retention initiatives.

Cluster Development Plan

The plan promotes the development of binational enterprises in the core clusters of telecommunications, environmental sciences, electronics manufacturing and tourism.

International Gateway of the Americas

The proposed redevelopment project would improve transportation, image, land-use planning, and infrastructure development with community involvement in the area surrounding the San Ysidro border crossing. The plan includes the San Ysidro Gateway/Puerto Mexico project which would transform the border crossing with better customs services and improved access. The project is overseen by the City's Redevelopment Agency.

Joint Tourism Promotion

A working group with San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau and Tijuana authorities is developing joint tourism publicity and destination promotion for the San Diego-Tijuana region.

San Diego/Tijuana Binational/Recycling Market Development Zone

The San Diego/Tijuana Binational Recycling Market Development Zone involves the investigation of the recycling industry in Tijuana and San Diego, research on customs regulations regarding recyclable materials, and a feasibility study on forming a Recycling Market Development Zone in Tijuana parallel with one on the U.S. side of the border.

For more information on these projects, contact the City's Economic Development Division at (619) 236-6700.