2025 Ascend Plan 

The Ascend Plan sharpens and re-focuses The Borderplex Alliance's strategy to create a more prosperous, dynamic, and competitive region. Our team queried the best minds and evidence-based strategies to create a bespoke plan suited to our unique region.

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 Contents 

The 2025 Ascend Plan includes sections on the following topics:

  • Business Resilience and Sustainability

  • Target Industries

    • Life Sciences

    • Business Services (finance and insurance and IT)

    • Advanced Manufacturing

    • Aerospace and Defense

    • Advanced Logistics

  • Talent Pipeline Development

  • Research, Development and Entrepreneurship

  • Policy Advocacy

  • Targeted Marketing

 Implementation 

Implementation of the 2025 Ascend Plan will go in phases and will be reviewed for relevancy and performance on a bi-annual basis. The projects below describe a few of the major initiatives being conducted under the Plan.

 Borderplex Supplier Association 

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Empowering the region's suppliers through programming on exporting and advanced technology and providing business consulting and industry-wide special initiatives.

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Who is this group for:

  • Manufacturing Suppliers

  • U.S. Banks

  • Logistics Companies

What we do:

  • The Supplier Association will provide resources to help increase regional exports as well as increase the number of products and services sold regionally.

  • The Association also seeks to encourage the adoption and creation of technology by suppliers.

  • Through special initiatives, the Association seeks to strengthen the systems that support the manufacturing industry.  

To learn more, request information, or attend our next event, email here.

 Binational Technology Council 

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Promoting the responsible adoption and creation of advanced technology and attracting advanced technology companies through talent pipeline development and business consulting. 

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Who is this group for:

Anyone interested in our mission to promote the responsible adoption and creation of advanced technology. 

Where to get involved:

  • The Future of Work Policy Committee

  • Binational Tech Forum

  • Business Consulting

  • Talent-Related Strategic Initiatives

Note: Each has specific criteria for participation. 

To learn more, request information, or attend our next event, email here.

 Quick FActs   

  • 32 Goals, 139 Actions

  • A Regional Focus – working across borders for collective prosperity

  • Addresses shared regional priorities (developed via survey)

  • Sets target industries and illuminates emerging opportunities

  • Places a special focus on workforce development and policy recommendations

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