CALEXICO — Business leaders and state and local government officials from both sides of the border will gather for an economic summit in this border city's newest development area.
The purpose of the summit is to discuss trade and business opportunities that exist between the Imperial and Mexicali valleys, and between the states of California and Baja California.
The summit is being presented by the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corp.
Invitees are from Imperial, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties. Others are from the Mexican cities of Tijuana, Tecate and Mexicali.
Invited speakers included state Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante. A spokeswomen in Bustamante's Los Angeles office said the lieutenant governor would likely not attend and that a representative would fill in for him.