D.C. Report Launch: The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition

Report Launch: The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 9:00am-11:00am
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20004-3027

Throughout 2014, the North American Research Partnership- together with USAID Mexico, the Council of State Governments West, the Border Legislative Conference (BLC), the Mexico Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center, and several members of the Congressional Border Caucus- held a series of four U.S.-Mexico Regional Economic Competitiveness Forums. In order to engage border region stakeholders in a process to collectively generate a shared vision and policy recommendations to strengthen economic competitiveness, we travelled to San Diego/Tijuana, Nogales/Nogales, El Paso/Ciudad Juárez, and Laredo/Nuevo Laredo.The purpose of this event was to the launch of the report drawn from this effort, The U.S.-Mexico Border Economy in Transition. This report lays out the major issues involved in border region economic development, compiles the many innovative ideas developed at the forums, and weaves them into a series of policy recommendations that draw on the experiences of those who understand the border best: the individuals who live in border communities and who cross back and forth between Mexico and the United States as a part of their daily lives.

Speakers included*:

  • Duncan Wood, Director, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center
  • Representative Henry Cuellar, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Representative Beto O’Rourke, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Representative Juan Vargas, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Edgar Ruiz, Executive Director, Council of State Governments-West
  • Christopher Wilson, Senior Associate, Mexico Institute, Wilson Center
  • Erik Lee, Executive Director, North American Research Partnership
  • Elizabeth Hogan, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Latin America and Caribbean Bureau, USAID

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Media contact: Ruth Soberanes, Research Analyst & Communications Manager, at 602-616-6209 or email ruth@naresearchpartnership.org.