On March 1, 2017, the United States Conference of Mayors and the Partner America Program recognized the honorable Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of the City of Tucson, for his contributions to his local small business community, with a Small Business Advocate Award.
Throughout his 5+ years in office, Mayor Rothschild has focused heavily on expanding the “Five T’s of Tucson’s economy,” including the development and expansion of technology, trade, transportation, tourism and teaching. These efforts have seen increased aerospace & defense, bioscience, optics and solar technology job creation, played in important role in the over $8.3 billion export industry between Arizona and Mexico, improved public and commercial transportation, and the further established of Tucson as an international economic and trading hub for the United States.
Recognizing Tucson’s unique geographical and historical significance, Mayor Rothschild has worked hard in developing the local tourism industry. This has included coordination with local festivals, organizers and Visit Tuscon to create new attractions including the Tucson Festival of Film, and the Tucson Jazz Festival. These efforts have significantly supported the over $1.8 billion per year tourism industry, accounting for 1 in every 10 jobs for the citizens of Tucson.
In recognition of his extraordinary efforts to support Tucson’s business environment, Mayor Rothschild was presented the Partner America / US Conference of Mayor’s Small Business Advocate Award. If you were an attending business owner in the City of Tucson, this was an invaluable opportunity to meet and speak with your Mayor, learn more about opportunities, methods and practices to improve and develop your business from Partner America’s Keynote Speaker, Curtis Cello.