Mexicans help create, not take jobs away from Texans. Our research featured in the DMN

Our Center presented its first research findings on April 6 in Mexico City. These are the first research findings stemming from our first call for research proposals last year. Some of the key findings presented include that Mexicans workers are complements to U.S. workers, not substitutes. You can read the story featuring our research highlights written by Alfredo Corchado published in the Dallas Morning News. Click here

Mexican news coverage on Center’s Symposium and research findings in Mexico City

The Texas-Mexico Center had its annual Symposium in Mexico City on April 6, where the first research findings were presented. We got great press coverage in  Mexican media, which you can read in the links below.

Dean Matthew Myers, Cox School of Business, Juan Gonzalez, Chairman of the Texas-Mexico Center Executive Board and Dean Thomas DiPiero of Dedman College in Mexico City at the Center’s Annual Symposium.


Fortalecen Mexicanos Economía de Texas

Migrantes mexicanos no quitan trabajo a estadounidenses: Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center

Inmigrantes mexicanos no desplazan mano de obra

Migración, más empleos

Texas atrae a mexicanos para fortalecer economía

Texas atrae a mexicanos para impulsar economía

Migrantes mexicanos no desplazan mano de obra, crean nuevos empleos

Complementarias las fuerzas laborales de texanos y los migrantes mexicanos

Texas atrae a más mexicanos para fortalecer economía

Texas atrae a más mexicanos para fortalecer economía

“Mexicanos no desplazan mano de obra en los E.U.”

Migrantes mexicanos no quitan trabajos a estadounidenses: The Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center

GRUMA, aportación bilateral

México y Estados Unidos se complementan en empleos

Texas atrae a más mexicanos para fortalecer economía

Mexicanos y la economía de Texas

México y EU se complementan en empleos

Las 5 noticias de economía y finanzas


Texas-Mexico Center on the cover of Alliance Magazine – NAFTA

The Texas-Mexico Center made the cover of Alliance Magazine and in it, we give our perspective on how NAFTA has been critical for the economic growth for both Texas and Mexico. You can read the story in this link: 

Press coverage of Texas-Mexico Center’s NAFTA event

The Texas-Mexico Center featured Earl Anthony Wayne, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Chris Wallace, President of the Texas Business Association and Matthew Myers, Deans of the SMU Cox School of Business, in its event titled “The Texas Factor: Key Variable in the NAFTA Equation.” The event, done in collaboration with the Bipartisan Policy Center, focused on why NAFTA is key for Texas and why Texas should play a bigger part in the ongoing conversations. Read more about it in the press coverage both in Dallas and Mexico news outlets:


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Mexico Regional news:   (Baja California)  (Tamaulipas)  (Baja California)

Center Director a Finalist in D CEO’s Latino Business Awards

Luisa del Rosal, Executive Director for the Mission Foods Texas-México Center, is a finalist for this year’s Latino Business Awards. This is the second year the prestigious publication partners up with the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs (AEM) in order to honor outstanding Latino leaders in the Metroplex area.

You get more information and read the complete list of finalists here

Texas-Mexico Center Director quoted on Dallas Morning News on what proposed tax would mean for Texas

Talk about a potential tax on Mexican imports keeps generating headlines across the country, but in Texas, there is an increasing concern about the economic impact it would have on the state and consumers. Dallas Morning News reporter Karen Robinson’s  article titled Texas Business execs feel fenced in by potential border wall tax includes a quote by Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Executive Director Luisa del Rosal, who shared her views both about the economic and political implications this could have on the Texas-Mexico relationship.

Mexico is Texas’ number 1 trading partner, with trade totaling over $176 billion dollars, with a surplus of over $8 billion for Texas, which means the proposed tax would affect Texas business and jobs: over 300,000 jobs in Texas are related to trade with Mexico. However, Ms. del Rosal also talked about a deeper implication: the political aspect of the relationship. There are concerns that the tax imposition might also cool relations south of the border, and as she states in the article, it would take many years for Texas to rebuild some of the Mexican relationships it has worked so hard to build.