Have you ever questioned if you are making the right supplier connections? Expanding business connections and finding opportunities to grow business can be challenging – especially for small and medium sized enterprises. The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) and its partners have launched a first-of-its-kind website that allows companies in Arizona, Mexico and Canada to directly connect with each other. Using a comprehensive database, you can search for compatible companies that you might not otherwise have known existed.
“BIEN,” which means “good” or “right” in Spanish and French, is an acronym for “Building an International Economic Network.” The website, connectBIEN.com, enables small and medium sized companies to expand their supply chain networks and identify growth and collaboration opportunities with other businesses in Arizona, as well as with those in Mexico and Canada – Arizona’s top two trading partners.
Participation in the database is free and it is easy to register your business on BIEN. Simply click the “Join” link at the bottom of the BIEN home page, create a business profile, and within moments, your company will be mapped and available for business connections. The self-reporting system allows you to add information about the products and services you offer by industry category. Site visitors can find businesses using various search factors, including company name, distance, or type of business. Connection opportunities are unlimited—examples include supplying products and services, facilitating cross-border commerce, and exchanging information.
The site is available in English and Spanish and soon will be available in French.
The website is hosted by MAG in cooperation with the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Mexico Commission, Canada Arizona Business Council, U.S. Commercial Service, and other strategic partners, including chambers of commerce and industry groups, including the Arizona Technology Council. Organizations in Canada and Mexico are also anticipated.
For more information, contact MAG at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 602.254.6300.