DEC & Partner: ​Don’t trade this opportunity … let’s be honest

Arizona DEC Member, Steve Zylstra, CEO of Arizona Tech Council

By  –  Guest blogger / Phoenix Business Journal

In the post-election rhetoric that seems to have gripped — some even would say strangled — the nation, we seem to have lost sight of the fact we live in the Land of Opportunity. Granted, when President Trump first talked about upending the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), I shuddered to think of an Arizona without this historic deal that has changed three nations. But now I focus on that one word: opportunity.

Our state has the opportunity to take a leadership position in renegotiation of NAFTA. With Mexico and Canada as Arizona’s top two trading partners, we have a lot to gain — or lose if we do nothing. The same can be said of other topics related to trade.

Let’s be honest: NAFTA is overdue for change. When the agreement was signed by the United States, Mexico and Canada in 1994, the world was a different place. Take my sector.  CLICK Here to Read Entire Article