California Gov.-elect Newsom attended Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s inauguration and the trip came after recent news that NAFTA will likely be replaced by the USMCA (US-Mexico-Canada Agreement). The agreement was signed by leaders of Canada, Mexico, on the US September, however it still requires legislative approval. The next California Governor has a lot at stake and is developing his own relationship with Mexico's President. There is good reason for Governor-Elect Newsome to be developing his own relationship with Mexico.
In Merced, California, GLDPartners has been exploring proactive opportunities to reduce emissions impacts from the Mid California Industrial Trade District (MCITD) and the California AutoTech Testing and Development Center (CATDC) while enhancing competitiveness. The team has had many discussions with strategic public and private sector partners moving forward. Examples include the Port of Los Angeles and how the next wave of goods movement technology might support inland distribution, including hydrogen and electric, and automobile companies and their suppliers to ascertain future automobile charging and fueling requirements.