Santos Yescas, Program Manager at Nogales Community Development, was honored with the prestigious “Ángel de la Independencia” recognition from the Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, during Fiestas Patrias Festival 2015, on September 12th at James K. Clark Auditorium as part of the 205 Anniversary of Mexico’s Independence.
Ever since the arrival of two railroads in 1882 and construction of its first port of entry in 1903, Nogales has attracted exceptional entrepreneurs. Today, visionary civic leaders are building on this good fortune with new ways to encourage entrepreneurship in the U.S.-Mexico border region.
Walk down any street in Nogales and you’ll feel it—our community’s growing desire to achieve socio-economic independence and prosperity. We know it’s possible, and after much exploration and collaboration, a small group of resourceful, strategically-minded citizens has laid out a path. Integral to this new direction are the Nogales Innovation Centers.
The Nogales Commercial Tour is sponsored by Union Pacific and produced by Nogales Community Development. This tour of commercial properties in downtown Nogales provides a history of the evolution of Nogales as a burgeoning center of international trade.
Nogales Community Development (NCD) is in the midst of renovating the former Bowman Hotel into the Bowman Senior Residencies which will provide affordable housing for residents 62 years and older. It’s all part of a plan to rejuvenate the downtown corridor of Nogales, Arizona, located just 0.3 miles from the border crossing into Mexico.