The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently outlined the impact passage of the new North American trade agreement, dubbed USMCA, would have on Arizona farmers, manufacturers and small businesses. The Arizona Chamber Foundation published a primer The USMCA and Its Impact on Arizona in March, which provided Arizona businesses and decision-makers with an overview of the new USMCA, described some of the key changes it would make in comparison to NAFTA, and outlined the benefits to Arizona’s economy and communities.

“More than 228,000 jobs in Arizona are dependent on trade and investment with Mexico and Canada. The USMCA ensures that U.S. products and services will have preferred access to the Mexican and Canadian markets.” –The USMCA and Its Impact on Arizona

In the article, the U.S. Chamber highlighted comments made by Arizona Chamber Foundation CEO Emily Anne Gullickson to our digital news initiative, Chamber Business News

“The latest trade figures tell the story of a state with an economy that is deeply integrated across international borders. The adoption of the USCMA will build on Arizona’s already-outstanding environment for business and will attract more investment in our state, creating new jobs and prosperity.” – Arizona Chamber Foundation CEO Emily Anne Gullickson

Gullickson’s comments were featured along side Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s letter to Arizona’s Congressional members in February.