Recently, Gov. Doug Ducey announced the launch of SkyBridge Arizona at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, an international air logistics center that will help shape the future of consumer supply chains in the United States and internationally. It’s a big deal for Arizona and it is a big deal for U.S.-Mexico trade.
Commercial trucks and freight trains are an important part of our domestic and international supply chains, but often they are not fast enough to meet customer demand. In the era of immediate access to information and to markets worldwide, air cargo shipments are becoming essential to satisfy consumers and just-in-time manufacturing processes. With SkyBridge, products can reach markets all over Mexico in a matter of hours instead of days by other modes of transportation.
The launch of SkyBridge is Arizona’s way of stepping up to the plate as a national leader in this sector. Arizona’s proximity to Mexico and our business-friendly environment makes our state a natural hub for air-cargo companies, large and small, eager to grow their business on both sides of the border. And, Arizona knows how to do business with Mexico.