Joint Planning Advisory Council (JPAC)
The Joint Planning Advisory Council (JPAC) has a shared vision to jointly coordinate planning efforts for the greater good of the regions and the State of Arizona. It is the intent of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), the Pima Association of Governments (PAG), the Central Arizona Governments (CAG) and the Sun Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (SCMPO) to coordinate their respective planning activities and cooperatively work together to foster a successful and economically viable Sun Corridor in the state of Arizona.
On December 17, 2009, MAG, PAG, and CAG signed a resolution stating their desire to jointly coordinate planning efforts in the Sun Corridor. At the JPAC meeting in December 2013, the newly formed SCMPO was welcomed into the JPAC. These agencies are located adjacent to one another with linked economies and acknowledge that regional planning issues transcend jurisdictional boundaries. These Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) also recognize that they collectively comprise 81.3 percent of the population of the State of Arizona based upon the July 1, 2013 official population estimate developed by the Arizona Department of Administration and 84.7 percent of the FY 2013 sales tax collections.
In the past, MAG, CAG, and Pinal County have participated in many joint planning studies, such as the Southeast Maricopa/Northern Pinal County Study, the Commuter Rail Strategic Plan, and the Hidden Valley Transportation Framework Study, for the betterment of the overall region. To further demonstrate regionalism, MAG and CAG share five member agencies in common (Apache Junction, Gila River Indian Community, Queen Creek, Florence and City of Maricopa), and PAG and CAG share one member agency in common (Marana).
The existing Maricopa air quality nonattainment area boundaries for PM-10 particulate matter and the eight-hour ozone standard extend into Pinal County and the Governor recommended to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the eight-hour ozone nonattainment area boundary be extended further into Pinal County. More recently, the Metropolitan Planning Area has been extended again to include Florence, City of Maricopa, all of the Gila River Indian Community and portions of northern Pinal County. Therefore, it is more important than ever for these regions to work together.
The JPAC was established to identify mutually agreed upon goals and interests, provide guidance on possible technical assistance and joint planning activities, and enhance the communication and cooperation among the policymakers in these regions.
The Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program
Businesses want to increase profit and build their customer base. Nationally, one percent of businesses export goods or services. Businesses that do export are more recession proof and successful. In honor of May as World Trade Month, elected officials and economic development leaders in the Sun Corridor (defined as Pima, Pinal and Maricopa Counties) will honor businesses for their achievements in exporting at an event on May 19, 2017. Exporters are invited to apply to the inaugural Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program beginning February 14, 2017.
All applications must be completed and the application and attachments must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. (MST), March 17, 2017, using the application shown below. Download the PDF application form, fill it out using Adobe Reader or compatible software, save it, and then email the completed PDF form and any attachments to email@example.com. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Responses beyond the posted word limit will not be considered.
- Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program Entry Information
- Sun Corridor Export Recognition Program Application
- Pinal Partnership Presentation
- The Arizona-Mexico Relationship, An Overview
Luis Ramirez Thomas, MSFS
- Hassayampa Study
- Hidden Valley Study
- Williams Gateway – ADOT
- EV Project
- North America Next
- Intermountain West
- High Speed Rail
January 8, 2016 JPAC Meeting Presentations
- Environment or Economy Presentation
- Transportation and Collaboration in Utah Presentation
- Utah's 2011-2040 Unified Transportation Plan
February 24, 2015 JPAC Meeting Agenda and Presentations
- Joint Planning Advisory Council February 24, 2015 Meeting Agenda
- Canadian Mining Suppliers in Mexico Report
December 11, 2013 JPAC Meeting Agenda and Presentations
- Joint Planning Advisory Council December 11, 2013 Meeting Agenda
- Expanding Border Zones Statewide Presentation
- Phoenix Mart: Collective Marketing of Products by Manufacturers Presentation
- Population Growth and Arizona State Lands Presentation
- Arizona’s State Trust Land Presentation
October 30, 2012 JPAC Meeting Agenda and Presentations
- October 30, 2012 JPAC Meeting Agenda
- Sun Corridor Freight Transportation Framework Study Presentation
- Sun Corridor Freight Transportation Framework Study Handouts
February 27, 2012 JPAC Meeting Agenda and Presentations
- February 27, 2012 JPAC Meeting Agenda
- ADOT Passenger Rail Corridor Study Tucson to Phoenix
- ADOT Transportation and Trade Corridor Alliance
- Border Challenges and Commerce Flow
- A Border Update by Luis E. Ramirez Thomas
- EDA Grant Application JPAC Region Industry Development Strategy
- Peer Exchange on Transportation Planning by MPOs in Megaregions
- Thunderbird Consulting Program
Nogales Port of Entry Trip, December 12, 2011:
- Nogales Port of Entry Trip: Agenda
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection Tucson Field Office Presentation
- Nogales Border Crossing Update
July 19, 2011 JPAC Meeting Agenda and Presentations
- Sun Corridor, Future Corridor: A Global Megaregion in the 21st Century
- Sun Corridor Clusters/Centers Study Concept
- Sun Corridor, Future Corridor Presentation
- Examining Freight and Multimodal Opportunities in the Sun Corridor
August 26, 2010 – League of Arizona Cities and Towns Annual Conference – Arizona COG Directors Association Leadership Meeting.
- Arizona Freight Transportation Prospects – Dr. Arnold Maltz, Ph.D., W.P. Carey School of Business, Supply Chain Management
- Creating Economic Opportunities – Infrastructure as a Strategic Investment – Eric Anderson, MAG Transportation Director
June 28, 2010 JPAC Meeting Presentations.
- Agenda and Biographies
- Sun Corridor, Future Corridor, John McNamara (6/28/2010)
- Building Arizona's Economy, The Honorable Jan Brewer, Governor, State of Arizona
April 20, 2010 JPAC Meeting Presentations.
- Proposed MAG Freight Study and Interstate 11, Bob Hazlett (4/20/2010)
- Southern Arizona Inland Port Possibilities, Andy Gunning (4/20/2010)
- Sun Corridor Megapolitan Overview, Jay Hicks (4/20/2010)
- Sun Corridor Projections and Patterns Pinal Projections Study, Jack Tomasik (4/20/2010)
- Vision 2015 AZ International Port of Entry System, Luis Ramirez (4/20/2010)
March 9, 2010 JPAC Staff Meeting Presentations.
- Proposed MAG freight Study and Interstate 11, Bob Hazlett (3/9/2010)
- AECOM Global Cities Institute, John McNamara (3/9/2010)
- Vision 2015: Arizona's International Port of Entry, Luis Ramirez (3/9/2010)
- CAAG Pinal Projections Study, Jack Tomasik (3/9/2010)
- Southern Arizona Inland Port Possibilities, Andy Gunning (3/9/2010)