- Associated Press - Saturday, June 3, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona governor and Sonora, Mexico governor are working together to push for funding for a cruise ship point three hours from Phoenix.

The Arizona Republic reports (https://bit.ly/2rwBtpD ) Govs. Doug Ducey and Claudia Pavlovich created a memorandum of understanding to ask the Mexican government to contribute the remaining funding for the construction of a port at Rocky Point or Puerto Penasco. The pair made the announcement at the Arizona-Mexico Commission Summit in Paradise Valley on Friday.

Rocky Point is already a popular destination for U.S. tourists, a majority from Arizona.

According to the report, the project is expected to create thousands of jobs in the state of Sonora. Gov. Pavlovich says the cruise ship industry will also create economic opportunities for Arizona.

The Sonoran government expects to begin docking cruise ships at Rocky Point in 2019.

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Information from: The Arizona Republic, https://www.azcentral.com

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