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
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.
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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: https://issuu.com/alliancemagazine/docs/alliance_2029-nov-2017-isuu
After our event “Texas Factor: Key Variable in the NAFTA Equation,” Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne wrote an article in the Houston Chronicle in which he states that Texas is the state that would lose the most if the ongoing NAFTA talks go wrong, but could have a lot more to gain if it spoke in favor of a modernized agreement. To read the article, click here.
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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Our Center’s Director, Luisa del Rosal, weighs in on what NAFTA means for consumers, plus the different ways of measuring trade. Read the Houston Chronicle article by Lydia DePillis here.
SMU Magazine featured our Center in its Fall 2017 issue. Read about our Center’s opening below:
Debajo la nota sobre la apertura de nuestro Centro en la edición Otoño 2017 de SMU Magazine (nota en inglés):
We have extended the period to receive research proposals until August 15. For more details, click here
On June 19, the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center collaborated on a panel discussion about NAFTA alongside the SMU Tower Center, the Bipartisan Center, the Bush Institute, NASCO and the World Affairs Council. Mission Foods CEO Javier Velez was one of the panelists, bringing insight about how the trade agreement is crucial for the business sector across the three countries on how it has helped transform Mexico into a more competitive country.
Representative Will Hurd, another one of the panelists, mentioned that “Texas must lead the way” in the discussions of a NAFTA 2.0, because it’s a crucial state: what happens in Texas, matters in the rest of the country. Hard to disagree, considering the Texas economy is a $3 billion one – the size of Canada’s.
You can read more about the panel in this story featured in the Dallas Morning News.
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