A new report by the Commercial Real Estate Group of Tucson, LLC states that Tucson is physically and logistically well-positioned to serve as a Southwest U.S. hub for moving goods to destinations throughout the world, especially the ever-growing Mexico market.
The report also states that Tucson’s proximity to Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles, California; Texas, and Mexico places it in a unique, favorable position to serve not only local markets, but regional and global markets. “Tucson, Arizona, a Growing Southwest Logistics & Transportation Hub? Yes. Actually…a Global Hub,” reads the report.
“As a major city near a busy port of entry with Mexico and with easy access to West Coast ports via interstates and railroad, Tucson is a cost-effective gateway to international trade,” says Michael Coretz, principal of Commercial Real Estate Group of Tucson. Coretz also notes that Tucson has a sophisticated rail port that is registered as a foreign trade zone.
The report details how trade on both the U.S. and Mexico sides of the international border take advantage of Tucson’s location to move materials for assembly and then on to distribution.
The Commercial Real Estate Group of Tucson report, which is available at the firm’s website, emphasizes the fact that Target, as well as Arizona Canning Company are two firms that already take advantage of the city’s logistics and transportation infrastructure to distribute their merchandise and products.
“State, city and county officials and the business community are all dedicated to making the Tucson area a place where international trade can easily thrive,” affirms Coretz.