Friday, Oct. 19 from 2:15 - 4:45 pm
San Diego: Gateway to Cali-Baja Mega Region
Photo credit Miller Hull. Photographer Nic Lehoux
Adriana Eguia, Tijuana Economic Development Corporation
Christine Traber, Miller Hull
The international border at San Ysidro, 30 miles south of San Diego, is the busiest land border crossing in the world. It is a gateway for international commerce throughout North America and is critical to the economic health of cities on both sides of the border. To keep up with the 50,000 vehicles and 25,000 pedestrians who pass through San Ysidro, a massive $750 million expansion is underway. This tour will visit the U.S. side of the border and view first-hand the project in motion. The excursion will be led by CREW San Diego members who have worked on border projects and community representatives who will discuss the growing economic impacts including global technology of the border, which is projected to have an 87% increase in traffic crossing by 2030.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. This tour is ADA accessible.
Optional event, not included with a convention registration. Preregistration required by Sept. 13.