First Forum for the Economic Development without Borders


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The best located region of Mexico 

By joining forces, COPARMEX, CEDEC North Border Reynosa Region and the Universidad Tamaulipeca, organized the First Forum for Economic Development without Borders. This important forum was attended by state and municipal authorities, as well as representatives of chambers, agencies and businessmen of the Region.


The opening ceremony was led by the president of the North Border Regional Council, Juan Carlos Perez, who emphasized that “we are geographically the best located region of Mexico, the door of one of the most important commercial corridors in the world opens before us, which begins in our city, crosses the United States, the East Coast and ends in Canada, Mexico is great, Mexico is better than we think,” he said.


Keith Patridge, president of the McAllen Economic Development Corporation, presented the conference “Economic Overview of the Region in the Global Environment.”


It has been nearly 30 years since the McAllen Economic Development Corporation began working with city officials and business leaders in Reynosa to lay the groundwork for the binational manufacturing sector that has brought so much prosperity to our cities. Due to this, he presented data regarding the jobs that have been generated since then and the number of companies that have arrived in McAllen and Reynosa, as well as data on all that expansion project of the companies that have been made in these years .


The Forum was also developed with a panel discussion with the topic “Regional Sustainable and Competitive Development,” in which Juan Acra Lopez, president of the Mexican Energy Council and Ruy Matias Canales Gonzalez participated; in addition, the topic: “Importance of Binational Relations in the Economic Environment” was addressed by Guillermo Ordorica, Mexican consul in McAllen.




To close these Forum presentations, was the presence of Gustavo A. De Hoyos Walther, President of the Confederation of Employers of the Mexican Republic (COPARMEX, by its Spanish initials) who gave the lecture: “Competitiveness and Regulatory Improvement.”



The Consul of Mexico in McAllen, Jose Guillermo Ordorica Robles; the deputy Ana Lidia Luevano Santos and the Secretary of Economic Development and Employment of the Municipality, Mario Villalpando Ortiz attended the event in the auditorium of the Instituto Politecnico Nacional, where Master Gustavo A. De Hoyos Walther, president of the Confederation of Employers of the Mexican Republic offered the “Competitiveness and Regulatory Improvement” a Magisterial Conference.




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