New Mexico-Texas-Chihuahua Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum

New Mexico-Texas-Chihuahua Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum & Reception 
Date: TBD
El Paso, Texas 

The North American Research Partnership, together with USAID Mexico, the Council of State Governments West and the Mexico Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center will continue the forum series, “U.S.- Mexico Regional Economic Competitiveness Forums 2014” in El Paso, Texas. The “New Mexico-Texas-Chihuahua Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum” will bring together key business, government and other local stakeholders to discuss the future of the U.S.-Mexico border economy with particular emphasis on the New Mexico-Texas-Chihuahua crossborder region. The forum will include panels and working groups. Event details and information about registration will be available shortly. For any questions, please contact Martha Castañeda or Luis Tapia at blc@csg.org or 916-553-4423.

Texas-Nuevo León/Coahuila/Tamaulipas Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum

Texas-Nuevo León/Coahuila/Tamaulipas Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum & Reception
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Texas A & M International University, Laredo, Texas 

The North American Research Partnership, together with USAID Mexico, the Council of State Governments West, the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar, and the Mexico Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center continued the forum series, “U.S.- Mexico Regional Economic Competitiveness Forums 2014” in Laredo, Texas. The “Texas-Nuevo León/Coahuila/Tamaulipas Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum” brought together key business, government and other local stakeholders to discuss the future of the U.S.-Mexico border economy with particular emphasis on the Texas-Nuevo Leon/Coahuila/Tamaulipas crossborder region. The forum included panels and working groups. For additional information, including links to the presentations, please see the Border Legislative Conference

Arizona-Sonora Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum

Arizona-Sonora Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum & Reception
Friday, May 16, 2014 8:30am-7:30pm
Esplendor Resort at Rio Rico
Rio Rico, Arizona

The North American Research Partnership with partners (USAID Mexico, the Council of State Governments West, the Office of Congressman Raúl Grijalva, and the Mexico Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center), continued the series of U.S.- Mexico Regional Competitiveness Forums with our second forum held in Rio Rico, Arizona on May 16. The Arizona-Sonora Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum consisted of three panels: Challenges and Opportunities to Move People and Product Securely and Efficiently Along the Arizona – Sonora Border Region, Promoting Regional Competitiveness, and the Arizona – Sonora Trade Corridor and three simultaneous afternoon discussion groups. To read more about the forum, please see the Executive SummaryResumen ejecutivo en español. For photos, click here. For additional information, including links to the power point presentations, please see the Border Legislative Conference.

U.S.-Mexico Regional Economic Competitiveness Forums Launch and California-Baja California Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum

U.S.-Mexico Regional Economic Competitiveness Forums Launch and California-Baja California Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum
Thursday, March 20,2014 6:30 – 8:30pm & Friday, March 21,2014 8:00am- 5:00pm
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

The North American Research Partnership, together with USAID Mexico, the Council of State Governments West, the U.S. Congressional Border Caucus, and the Mexico Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center, formally launched the “U.S.- Mexico Regional Economic Competitiveness Forums 2014” on March 20, 2014 and began the series of four forums along the border with “California-Baja California Regional Economic Competitiveness Forum” in San Diego on March 21. Keynote speakers and honorees at the kickoff reception included Remedios Gómez Arnau, Consul General of Mexico in San Diego, and Andrew S.E. Erickson, U.S. Consul General in Tijuana. Congressman Juan Vargas and California State Senator Lou Correa gave opening remarks at the forum on March 21, which brought together key business, government and other stakeholders to discuss the future of the U.S.-Mexico border economy with particular emphasis on the California-Baja California crossborder region. The forum included three panels with discussion topics such as current developments, best practices and innovations in the integration of the ports of entry (infrastructure, investment and innovation), border management, and the state of the regional economy. To read findings from the forum, please see the executive summary (Executive Summary in english/ Resumen ejecutivo en español). For photos, click here. For additional information, including links to the presentations, please see the Border Legislative Conference.

North American Research Partnership Launch

SOBRE

North American Research Partnership Launch and Presentation of the State of the Border Report
Monday, July 15, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Hoffman Room, Malin Burnham Center for Civic Engagement
2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 200, San Diego, CA

As the debate over immigration reform has brought the management of the U.S.-Mexico border back into the spotlight, this report provides a comprehensive look at the state of affairs in the management of the U.S.-Mexico border and the border region, focusing on four core areas: trade and competitiveness, security, sustainability, and quality of life. The report suggests that rather than consider each issue individually, the interdependent nature of topics like trade and security demand the border be approached from a more holistic perspective.

The State of the Border Report is an initiative of the Border Research Partnership. The BRP is comprised of the North American Research Partnership, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, and the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute.

This event will also marked the beginning of a new joint venture between the new North American Research Partnership and the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership. This innovative relationship will strengthen applied research, policy analysis, and outreach on borders in North America.

For additional information, please contact erik@naresearchpartnership.org or andy@borderpartnership.org