Lopez discussed with the class several topics including Arizona's efforts to promote cross-border manufacturing enterprises. He also described Arizona's multi-faceted initiative to protect against fraud the many Arizona residents who purchase real estate in Sonora. This initiative includes encouraging Sonora to require licenses for real estate agents and setting up a system whereby Sonoran real estate agents that wish to distinguish themselves as trustworthy can voluntarily register with the Arizona Department of Real Estate and subject themselves to its guidelines.
"In light of his experience as mayor of a border city, director of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and now Commerce Secretary, Marco Lopez is a leading expert on Arizona policies relating to US-Mexico business transactions," Kittrie said. "I am pleased he was able to share with our students his extraordinary experience and perspectives."