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CITD Co-hosts 1st Bi-national Small Business Forum in Tijuana, Mexico

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The San Diego CITD, in collaboration with the City of Tijuana's Secretariat of Economic Development (SEDETI) and Mexico's National Chamber of Transformation Industries (CANACINTRA) - Tijuana Chapter, hosted the 1st Bi-national Small Business Forum in Tijuana, Mexico.

The forum, held at CANACINTRA's event center, sought to foster cross-border trade between Baja California - Southern California small and medium-sized businesses.

More than 70 business owners and economic development professionals from both sides of the border attended the forum, which was opened with remarks by Miguel Velasco Bustamante - Secretary of Economic Development for the City of Tijuana, Paulo Alfonso Carrillo - Undersecretary of Economic Development for the State of Baja California, and Victor Castillo - San Diego CITD Director. Additional welcome remarks were given by San Diego City Councilmember Mark Kersey, SBA Lead Economic Development Specialist Jill Andrews, and U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Service Officer, Geoffrey Bogart.

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