Hunt Institute: Borderland’s unique location could bring in dollars [KVIA]

EL PASO, Texas – The Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness wants to help the City of El Paso increase the region’s economic development.

At the request of Rep. Alexsandra Annello, Patrick Schaefer, the Institute’s executive director, shared research and market analysis tools for the Paso del Norte Region with City Council and Mayor Dee Margo.

Schaefer told the Council it’s important for officials in El Paso, Southern New Mexico and the Chihuahua area to think collaboratively.


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Jan 8, 2018

América del Norte permanecerá aún sin el TLCAN: analista []

La región de América del Norte se mantendrá unida aunque se cancele el Tratado de Libre Comercio por las relaciones económicas, entre las empresas y personales de sus habitantantes. Así lo indicó Alan Bersin de Wilson Center quien participará en el II Seminario Internacional Aspen-FIL este día.

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Nov 28, 2017

Building Bridges [St. John’s College]

Living a handful of miles from people with a different system of government, set of cultural practices, lifestyle ideals, language, and regulatory systems, can be challenging. In fact, according to Patrick Schaefer (A00), the set-up tends to engender distrust. But he thinks he can help.

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Nov 7, 2017

The Godfather of Mexican Manufacturing Couldn’t Care Less About Donald Trump [Bloomberg]

In Ciudad Juárez, along the U.S.-Mexico border at the foot of the Sierra Madre, a dark blue Range Rover winds through the empire built by Jaime Bermúdez Cuarón. The vehicle is carrying two of the 94-year-old real estate magnate’s sons and two of his adult grandchildren; bodyguards follow in two cars. Juárez isn’t besieged by drug cartel violence quite like it was a decade ago, but the elite are still targets. And the Bermúdezes, who’ve amassed a fortune establishing Mexico’s central role in the rise of globalization, are most definitely elite.

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Oct 12, 2017

El Paso-Juárez ideal for energy hub, experts say [El Paso Times]

Mexico’s opening of its energy markets to private companies could bring an economic boost to the El Paso-Juárez region by making this area a cross-border energy hub, energy experts say.

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Aug 31, 2017

MVEDA gets short-term contract while county seeks new proposal [Las Cruces Sun-News]

LAS CRUCES – The Doña Ana County Commission on Tuesday declined a proposal by staff to split $200,000 in economic development funding between two contracts. Instead, commissioners opted to issue a short-term professional services contract to the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance while staff prepares a new proposal.

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Aug 22, 2017

September 2016, Speaker Series: Mónica Ortiz-Uribe

On September 30, 2016, guest speaker Mónica Ortiz-Uribe, Senior Field Correspondent for KJZZ’s (NPR affiliate station in Phoenix) Fronteras Desk discussed the “Industrial Labor Issues in Mexico” from a journalist’s point of view, with a specific focus on Ciudad Juarez.


Border Crossing Research Visioning Meeting

On September 16, 2016, the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness and the Center for Inter-American Border Studies organized a Border Crossing Research Visioning meeting on the nexus of issues involved in ordinary border crossing activities. This meeting brought together community representatives from public organizations, NGO’s and academia to share their views on the dynamics of the border. Participants explored possible research projects to develop methods for improving crossing times, reducing environmental impacts, and implementing mechanisms for effective border management.

April 2016 Speaker Series: Ioan Grillo

An English journalist and writer based in Mexico City, Ioan Grillo has been reporting on the Mexican Drug War the Latin American illegal drug trade since 2001. He is the author of the books “Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars”, “Killing Fields”, “The New Politics of Latin America”, and “El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency”.


Book Presentation:
Ambassador Miguel Basañez

On February 23, 2016 The Hunt Institute, in collaboration with the Center for Inter-American Border Studies and the Consulate General of Mexico in El Paso, hosted the book presentation of the Mexican Ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Miguel Basañez, entitled “A World of Three Cultures”. The book examines the impact of culture on global development. by drawing on extensive quantitative data, the author identifies three “hyper clusters” of culture in the world: honor, achievement and joy.

January 2016 Speaker Series: Victor Aguirre López

The first of our Speaker Series of 2016, took place in January. “The Legal and Financial Concerns of Entrepreneurs in Mexico”, presented by Victor Aguirre López from Mexico City. Brought together stakeholders from public and private organizations in charge of promoting entrepreneurialism in our region, research institutes, incubators, business students, local businesses and start-ups. This presentation explained the legal and financial start-up environment in Mexico City.