(needs to be supplemented, please contact bill.Hendrickson@asu.edu)
(prepared by Bill Hendrickson & Tennessee Bob Peckham)

Important Addresses of Potential Supporting Organizations:

Canadian Consulate in Phoenix   
2415 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 740
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Tel. (602) 508-3572
Fax: (602) 508-3574   

Canadian Consulate Trade Office
1840 E. River Rd., Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85718
Fax: (520) 622-8172

The Consulate of Canada
2415 East Camelback Road Suite 740
Phoenix, AZ 85016Tel: (602) 508-3572,
Fax: (602) 508-3574

Consul Général de France à Los Angeles
10990 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel. (310) 235-3200
Fax: (310) 479-4813

Consul honoraire de France à Phoenix
Gerrit Steenblik, Esq.
Bryan Cave LLP
Two North Central Ave., Suite 2200
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4406
Tel. (602) 364-7222
Fax: (602) 716-8222

Délégation du Québec à Los Angeles
Denis Turcotte, Délégué
10940 Wilshire Blvd., Room 720
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel. (310) 824-4173
Fax: (310) 824-7759


French Heritage Society (Arizona Chapter)

Alliance Française

Alliance Française de Greater Phoenix
8040 E. Morgan Trail
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Présidente:  Mme Léanne Debeurre
Teaching AF
Information: (480) 948-0728
Membership: (480) 596-0491

Alliance Française de Tucson
P.O. Box 40533
Tucson, AZ 85717-0533
Présidente: Mme Laurel M. Cooper

Arizona Education in French & Foreign Languages:

Arizona AATF
New President and Vice-President to be elected

Nadine Salahub, Secretary-Treasurer
Deer Valley High School
18424 N. 51stAve.
Glendale, AZ 85308

The Arizona Language Association, Inc. 

Arizona has six diploma-granting International Baccalaureate High Schools:

    Barry Goldwater High School
    Desert Mountain High School
    North Canyon High School
    North High School
    Chandler High School

Arizona has seven Charter Schools with an International Orientation:

    International Commerce Institute (Phoenix)
    International Commerce Institute-Tempe
    International Commerce Institute-Tsaile ?
    International Studies Academy-Glendale
    SABIS International School (Phoenix)
    Tucson International Academy
    Tucson International Academy Midvale

Arizona Supervisor of Foreign Language Instruction:    NONE
Mesa Supervisor for Foreign Language Instruction:        Leana Clarkson
Glendale Supervisor for Foreign Language Instruction    Gayle Gaddis

The International School of Arizona (Ecole Internationale d’Arizona)
preschool through 5th grade, current program taught in French & English
1401 N. 75th St.
Scottsdale. AZ 85257
Tel. (480) 874-2326
Fax: (408) 663-6894

Thunderbird—The Garvin School of International Management

Arizona State University, French Section (B.A., M.A.)
Dept. of Langs. & Lits., Tempe, AZ 85297-0202

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (B.A., M.A., Ph.D)

Various community colleges (Associate Degrees)

Institut Français d’Arizona
Michel Sarda, directeur
3228 E. Indian School, #103
Phoenix, AZ 85818
Tel. & Fax: (602) 808-9670

French/Francophone Sister Cities:

    Phoenix/Grenoble, France since 1990
    Tempe/Timbuktu, Mali/Beaulieu-sur-mer, France

French and Francophone Demongraphic Statistics and Place Names:

Arizona has nearly 16,000 French, French Creole, and Cajun speaking residents.

Nearly 190,000 of its residents claim French and French Canadian anncestry

Place names: Tiburon, The Pointe, Gilette, Piedmont, Bellevue, Belmont

Arizona Media (TV with some French language broadcasting)

    Phoenix KGNL TV 1 200 000 – FF
    Peoria, Ch 11 TV – FCA
    KAET Ch 8    “French in Action”

French Moments in Arizona History:

1776 – Théodore de Croix became Commander General of the Interior Provinces of New Spain

1830s – French trappers in Arizona, after beaver

1851 through the first two decades of the twentieth century, church hierarchy and most parish priests in Arizona and New Mexico were from France (Florence Parish).

1865 – Maximilian’s French troops land at the port of Guaymas, forcing a fast pace refugee flight North into Arizona

1878 to 1883 – John C. Frémont, son of a French tutor, former explorer and US senator from California, served as the governor of the Arizona Territory. -  French priests are prominent in establishing Catholic education in Phoenix.

John C. Frémont

Arizona's Role in International Business

Thunderbird—The Garvin School of International Management

Sunbelt World Trade Association

Arizona Department of Commerce - International Business

2004 Exports from Arizona (in millions of dollars):

    Total             134,229
    Canada           13,865
    France            4,662
    Switzerland     2,126

15.4% of Arizona’s exports went to French-speaking countries

2005 Exports from Arizona (in millions of dollars):

    Total               14,950
    Canada             1,615
    France              441
    Switzerland       229

15.3% of Arizona’s exports went to French-speaking countries

Looking at exports as a whole, Phoenix ranks 13th nationally for the fact that manufacturing export sales were $46,000 per manufacturing worker in 2001.

French officials promote trade to Valley CEOs

Arizona Internation Trade News (EINNEWS)

In terms of Foreign Direct investment in Arizona, the state is ranked 42nd in the US, because only 3.3% of its workforce is employed by foreign firms operating in Arizona.

Arizona: Exports, Jobs, and Foreign Investment

In 1995, 338,653 acres of Arizona’s agricultural land was owned by foreign investors.

Arizona Foreign Investment Directory

Foreign Investment (Greater Phoenix Economic Council)

Arizona-Canada Commercial Relationship

Nearest Chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce:

    Los Angeles, CA
    Directeur: Mme Solange Green
    8222 Melrose Ave., Suite 203, Los Angeles, CA 90046
    Tel. 00 1 323 651 4744
    Fax: 00 1 323-652 2547

The following Arizona-based businesses have offices in France:

    Am-Safe Bridgeport Companies (Marmon Group) – Phoenix

    Avnet Inc. – Phoenix

    Best Western International Inc. – Phoenix

    Discover The World International Inc. – Phoenix

    Fender Musical Instruments Corp. – Scottsdale

    Gilbert Engineering Co., Inc. – Phoenix

    Honeywell Aerospace (Honeywell-Bull International, Inc.) – Phoenix

    Jda Software Group Inc. – Phoenix

    Microchip Technology Inc. – Chandler

    Motel 6 – throughout Arizona and U.S.

    Motorola – Phoenix, Scottsdale/Toulouse, France

    On Semiconductor Inc. – Phoenix

    ST Micro-electronics – Phoenix/Grenoble, France

    The Little Gym International, Inc. – Scottsdale

    Thunderbird School of International Management – Glendale/Switzerland

    Ventana Medical Systems Inc. – Tucson

Prominent French Speakers in Arizona:

    Boris Diaw, Phoenix Suns Basketball

    Richard Mahoney, former AZ Secretary of State, Professor at Garvin School of International Management (Thunderbird), Glendale

Direct Advocacy

    Arizona in Congress (phone, fax, web site with email)

    Arizona State Legislature