Mayor Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor will lead Mexico City trade mission
Mayor Mike Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price will lead a trade mission to Mexico City June 5-8 to build economic, cultural and diplomatic ties between the Dallas-Fort Worth region and Mexico.
The mission delegation includes community and business leaders, including participants from DFW International Airport, Dallas Regional Chamber, Fort Worth Chamber, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and the World Affairs Council of DFW.
The trade mission underscores the importance of economic ties between DFW and Mexico, as trade between the Dallas-Fort Worth region and Mexico topped more than $1.3 billion last year. Mexico ranks as one of the biggest international markets for DFW, and the region’s aviation links with Mexico have grown over the years.
“In the Dallas-Fort Worth region, we believe that continued growth is critical to our success,” Rawlings said. “Our relationships in Mexico play a big part in that strategy. Mexican-Americans are key contributors to our economy and our culture. We must continue to leverage our relationships, which is why I’m so excited about this trip.”
Also during the visit, the Crow Collection of Asian Art, in partnership with the Baroque International Museum and the State Council for Culture and the Arts of Puebla, Mexico, will announce a major exhibition coming in September to North Texas. As part of the rich cultural exchange with Dallas and Fort Worth, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico will support this unique exhibit.