The Imperial-Mexicali Binational Alliance (IMBA) established on September 18, 2013 via a Memorandum of Understanding signed by: 


Purpose of IMBA

Imperial-Mexicali Binational Alliance seeks to work together on issues pertaining to logistics and international crossings, economic development, and environmental issues.

The objective of the Alliance is not to replace existing organizations or agencies but instead to increase local participation and cooperation focused on our regional growth and development.

Goals and Objectives

 IMBA is an advisory entity that will address action and information related items related to:

  • Border Infrastructure
    • Optimize & Expand capacity at Port of Entry
    • Collaborate to promote funding opportunities
  • Economic Development
    • Develop a true binational external marketing initiative 
    • Implement a twin plant concept promotion campaign
  • Environment
    • Collaborate  to improve air quality in our binational region
    • Develop strategies to implement environmental coordination efforts

Participating Agencies

US Agencies Mexico Agencies
  • Calexico Chamber of Commerce
  • Calexico New River Committee
  • Caltrans- California Department of Transportation
  • CBP-U.S Customs Border Protection
  • City of Calexico
  • City of Holtville
  • County of Imperial
  • GSA- U.S. General Services Administration
  • Imperial County Community Foundation
  • ICTC-Imperial County Transportation Commission
  • IVEDC- Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation
  • Office of Assemblymember 
  • Office of State Senator Ben Hueso
  • Office of Congressman Juan Vargas
  • SCAG- Southern California Association of Governments
  • U.S. Consulate General
  • CANACINTRA-Camara Nacional de la Industria de Transformación
  • CDEM- Consejo de Desarrollo Económico de Mexicali
  • CDI-Comisión de Desarrollo Industrial de Mexicali
  • Cluster de Turismo Médico (Mexicali Health Care Cluster)
  • Comisión de Desarrollo  Agropecuario del Municipio de Mexicali
  • Consejo Coordinador Empresarial de Mexicali
  • COTUCO- Comite de Turismo y Convenciones  del Municipio de Mexicali
  • Delegaciones Federales en la entidad
  • Dirección Municipal  de Protección al Medio Ambiente
  • IMIP- Instituto  Municipal de Investigación y Planeación Urbana de Mexicali
  • INDAABIN- Instituto de Administración y Avaluos de Bienes Nacionales
  • SAT- Servicio de Administración Tributaria
  • SCT- Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transportes 
  • Secretaría de Protección al Ambiente del Estado 
  • SRE- Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores- Consulado del Calexico 
  • SIDUE- Secretaría de Infraestructura y Desarrollo Urbano del Estado


Announcements and Updates

To have more information and minutes, please access  ICTC  Website

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