At NASCO, our councils focus on the key initiatives and groups comprising our organization. They provide a smaller forum and way for members to be engaged on specific projects, collaborate on certain issues, and exchange knowledge on important tri-national initiatives. The councils have 4 quarterly annual calls and receive updates from staff throughout the year.
Supply Chain Council
The NASCO Supply Chain Council is committed to addressing the challenges that exist on freight networks and across our borders. The Council continues to explore innovative ways to advance trade efficiency and security, because the North American supply chain is vital to our competitiveness in the global economy.
The NASCO Workforce Council holds a tri-national vision for harmonized manufacturing and logistics worker training and certification standards in the USA, Canada and Mexico for job training and placement. We work to coordinate efforts and implement ideas – both domestically and internationally – to strengthen North America’s talent pipeline.
Environment + Energy Council
The NASCO Environment + Energy Council promotes initiatives supporting new technologies and new approaches to improving environmental impacts resulting from trade across North America, and is a huge advocate for continental energy security and independence. Climate change’s impact on supply chains, access to better air quality data, increased charging infrastructure for alternative fuel corridors, cross border energy infrastructure and Mexico’s energy reforms are among the key topics discussed by this council.
North American Neighborhood Council
The North American Neighborhood Council connects members from state/provincial and local governments, economic development agencies and regional entities from across North America to share challenges and solutions to improving the competitiveness of their jurisdictions – and North America – in the global marketplace.
The NASCO Mexico Council works passionately to raise awareness in Mexico and across North America of the critical role that logistics, freight networks, corridors and a skilled workforce play in economic growth.
The NASCO University Council is an effort to coordinate, align and engage the research efforts of universities and colleges within our North American network. This council brings together a diverse group of professors and students to lend their expertise to our NASCO focus areas by producing studies and solutions, supporting NASCO initiatives and programs, and participating in a dynamic tri-national dialogue on the ever changing needs and requirements of our North American continent.