Foreign Born Workers Important to Building Texas

Texas needs foreign workers in order to keep up with its construction boom. It’s the state with the second largest amount of foreign born workers in the nation. Out of these 452,382 foreign born workers, 1/3 comes from Mexico.

Michael Cox and Richard Alm from the SMU O’Neal Center for Economic Freedom make a case on why Texas benefits from immigrant workers. You can read the complete article in this link: 32 – Foreign-Born Workers Important to Building Texas

Modernizing NAFTA would help Texas: Amb. Earl Anthony Wayne

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.

Augstin Carstens, Amb. Geronimo Gutierrez and Rolando Pablos on NAFTA, and Texas at Texas-Mexico Center’s 1st annual event

Versión en español debajo de las ligas de prensa. 

On April 6, the Mission Foods Texas-México Center hosted an event marking the Center’s 1st anniversary,  where Agustín Carstens, Governor of the Bank of Mexico,  said that, since NAFTA was first implemented,  México has been the second most important source for U.S. imports and the second most important destination for U.S. exports. He stated that NAFTA has benefitted all member countries and that it has had many benefits, including: “…productivity, employment, even a growth in access to a wider variety of goods and more competitive prices for consumers.”

Texas Secretary of State, Rolando Pablos, referred how the Texas-México relationship is personal to him, but also spoke of how crucial Mexico is to Texas, mentioning that “Texas will never turn its back on México.”  The pragmatic reasons behind such a statement were also shared on April 7 by Gerónimo Gutierrez, Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S., who gave keynote remarks on his first official visit to Texas. He mentioned how México’s structural reforms bring in new business opportunities in key sectors to the Texas economy, like energy and agriculture.

You can read more  about our keynote speakers in the following links (English and Spanish):

Dallas Morning News: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/mexico/2017/04/07/ambassador-texans-get-need-defend-mexico-can-done

Texas Secretary of the State Press Release:  http://sos.texas.gov/about/newsreleases/2017/040617.shtml 

Notimex (Mexican News Agency): http://www.notimex.gob.mx/ntxnotaLibre/334853 

El Economista: http://eleconomista.com.mx/economia-global/2017/04/07/carstens-eu-las-reformas-estructurales-profundizaran-tlc

Milenio: http://www.milenio.com/negocios/agustin_carstens-tlcan-beneficios-cce_0_934706535.html

El Universal: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/cartera/2017/04/8/carstens-pide-aprovechar-otras-areas-del-tlcan

Al Día Dallas: http://www.aldiadallas.com/2017/04/07/dallas-embajador-de-mexico-en-eu-geronimo-gutierrez-ofrece-respaldo-a-connacionales/ 

More news:

http://www.hoytamaulipas.net/notas/290087/Banco-de-Mexico-afirma-que-TLCAN-tiene-futuro-con-integracion-profunda.html

http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/04/07/secretary-pablos-addresses-smu-mission-foods-texas-mexico-center-first-annual-keynote-dinner/

 

El 6 de abril, el Centro Mission Foods Texas-México marcó su 1er aniversario con un evento en la cual el Gobernador del Banco de México, Agustín Carstens, indicó que desde la implementación del TLCAN, México ha sido la segunda fuente más importante de importaciones para Estados Unidos y el segundo principal destino para sus exportaciones. Señaló que el TLCAN ha beneficiado a todos los países miembro y que ha tenido muchos beneficios, incluyendo: “…productividad y empleo, hasta incremento del acceso a gran variedad de bienes y precios más competitivos para el consumidor.”

Por su parte, el Secretario de Estado de Texas, Rolando Pablos, se refirió a lo personal que es para él la relación Texas-México, pero también habló de lo crucial que México es para Texas, mencionando que “Texas nunca le dará la espalda a México.” Las razones pragmáticas detrás de dicho razionamiento también las compartió Gerónimo Gutierrez, Embajador de México en Estados Unidos, quien fue el orador principal el 7 de abril en su primer visita oficial a Texas. Mencionó cómo las reformas estructurales de México brindan nuevas oportunidades de negocio en sectores clave para la economía de Texas, como energía y agricultura.

Puede leer más sobre lo que presentaron nuestros oradores principales a través de las siguientes ligas (inglés y español):

Dallas Morning News: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/mexico/2017/04/07/ambassador-texans-get-need-defend-mexico-can-done

Texas Secretary of the State: http://sos.texas.gov/about/newsreleases/2017/040617.shtml

Notimex: http://www.notimex.gob.mx/ntxnotaLibre/334853

El Economista: http://eleconomista.com.mx/economia-global/2017/04/07/carstens-eu-las-reformas-estructurales-profundizaran-tlc

Milenio: http://www.milenio.com/negocios/agustin_carstens-tlcan-beneficios-cce_0_934706535.html

El Universal: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/cartera/2017/04/8/carstens-pide-aprovechar-otras-areas-del-tlcan

Al Día Dallas: http://www.aldiadallas.com/2017/04/07/dallas-embajador-de-mexico-en-eu-geronimo-gutierrez-ofrece-respaldo-a-connacionales/

Más noticias:

http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/04/07/secretary-pablos-addresses-smu-mission-foods-texas-mexico-center-first-annual-keynote-dinner/

http://www.hoytamaulipas.net/notas/290087/Banco-de-Mexico-afirma-que-TLCAN-tiene-futuro-con-integracion-profunda.html

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Texans weigh on how the state would be affected by a withdrawal from NAFTA

Texas-Mexico Center Executive Director Luisa del Rosal was quoted in a Statesman article on how doing away with trade agreements would be detrimental for Texas. You can read the article here

La Directora Ejecutiva del Centro Texas México, Luisa del Rosal, fue entrevistada en un artículo de The Statesman sobre cómo la eliminación de acuerdos comerciales iría en detrimento de Texas. Puedes leer el artículo aquí

 

 

 

Mexico government reassured by Texas-Mexico relationship

Texas-Mexico Center Executive Director Luisa del Rosal and Academic Director Jim Hollifield were quoted in the article “Mexican official strikes cautious tone when discussing Trump’s policies,” about Mexico’s conciliatory message of wanting to continue a strong partnership with the United States. You can also read about Mexico Undersecretary for North America Paulo Carreño’s belief in the Texas-Mexico relationship here.

La Directora Ejecutiva del Centro Texas-Mexico, Luisa del Rosal, y el Director Académico, Jim Hollifield, fueron entrevistados en el artículo Funcionario mexicano expresa tono precavido al discutir las políticas de Trump, en el cual comentaron sobre el mensaje conciliatorio de México de querer mantener una fuerte relación con Estados Unidos. También puedes leer la entrevista al Subsecretario de América del Norte, Paulo Carreño en donde habla acerca de la fortaleza de la relación Texas-México aquí