International State of the State

Traditions are comforting and significant. Each year the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations has been pleased to provide the Metro Phoenix area with a valuable public platform to discuss the International State of OUR State. Currently all 50 states face complex dilemmas internally and Arizona is no exception. Our Arizona family, our businesses and our legislators face unprecedented challenges, both internally and externally, and we empathize with the energy required to find common ground. 

In the International State of the State event, our program looks outward from metro Phoenix to the world in an examination of our state as a global partner. What are our challenges and benefits? What are the pressures and issues?

Arizona, with its unique geography and climate, outstanding innovative educational institutions and its willing workforce is ready to participate in a robust, multilateral, reciprocal exchange of ideas, of goods and services and of good will. The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations is pleased to act as catalyst.

Highlights from 2015 ISOS:

Notes from 2015 ISOS

2015 ISOS in the Media

-Arizona Republic - Viewpoints: How Arizona connects to the world.

-ABC 15 -  Video Segment

-Phoenix Business Journal  - Gov. Ducey delivers International State of State at luncheon event next week; Mega-region, open border, Arizona-Mexico cooperation big themes in Ducey International State of the State; Ducey policy opens Mexico trade doors; now AZ biz needs to take the next steps

-KJZZ Radio Here & Now - Phoenix’s Ducey, Stanton Focus on Economic Ties with Mexico.

-AZ PBS Channel  8 – Arizona Horizon - Foreign Trade and Relations.

-Cronkite News – Arizona State University - Gov. Doug Ducey: Trans-Pacific Partnership makes Arizona more competitive.

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