Source One Associate Director named Inaugural Member of The Mexican Entrepreneur Association in Chicago
Willow Grove, PA (May 18, 2016) – This week, Source One’s Latin America sourcing liaison, Diego De la Garza joins the Chicago chapter of The Mexican Entrepreneurs Association (AEM) as an inaugural member. In recognition of his leadership building strong relationships with academic and business leaders in Mexico, as well as his work educating U.S. -based organizations seeking a supply base in Mexico, De la Garza joins the AEM looking forward to further supporting the group’s mission of bringing together binational business people in Mexico and the U.S.
Chicago presents an ideal opportunity for the AEM in continuing its goal of building a platform of connectivity for entrepreneurs in both countries, as one of the top five cities in the U.S. with a strong Mexican community presence. The association’s expansion to the Chicago area is indicative of the increasing need to align Mexico and U.S. businesses in an ever growing global economy – an effort with which De la Garza and his team at Source One are well-experienced.
“At Source One, we see this this quite frequently – companies are interested in moving supply chain operations from Asia to Mexico, but are met with a number of cultural and economic obstacles. We help these companies navigate these challenges that may have otherwise been a barrier to entry to identify a supply base best suited for their needs and establish ongoing monitoring procedures that ensure long-term success.” comments De la Garza. “I’m honored to be a part of an organization for which I can lend my experience in the practice and help bridge the gap between Mexico and U.S.-based companies.”
The Mexican Entrepreneurs Association was founded in 1996 by a group of Mexican business professionals with the goal of achieving success in the U.S. as well as to assist American businesspeople interested in doing business in Mexico. The organization works to create business opportunities by strengthening the relationships between binational businesspeople and young entrepreneurs. De la Garza leads Source One’s nearshoring and low cost country sourcing practice, having established a proven supplier engagement process as well as a network of partners. Also this week, De la Garza will be attending a US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce Mid-America Chapter hosted event featuring Mexico’s Secretary of Commerce, Dr. Ildefonso Guajardo Villareal. The networking event will share insight on current economic developments in Mexico, and the benefits to the U.S. and Chicago.