Tag Archives: Mexico

Soft Landing: Indian IT Companies in Monterrey, Mexico

Monterrey, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, has historically been considered an industrial city. In the last few years, a major shift has begun to propel the region beyond the confines of physical industrialization and transform …  More

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Nuestra Casa (Our House): A New Model for Self-help & Improvement Along the Texas/Mexico Border

In 2007, the Nuestra Casa program was evaluated by the Texas A&M Department of Landscape, Architecture and Urban Planning, with Dr. Cecilia Giusti as primary investigator. Her final report indicated that Nuestra Casa provides a highly effective model to improve …  More

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The Growth of Knowledge-Based Small Firms in Monterrey, Mexico

"The Growth of Knowledge-Based Small Firms in Monterrey, Mexico" by Elsie Echeverri-Carroll: Monterrey, in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, long has been known for its large industrial enterprises and heavy industry. Today, however, the city is transitioning to a …  More

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Medicare in Mexico: Innovating for Fairness and Cost Savings

This publication presents the results of a policy research project conducted during the 2006-2007 academic year that examined the availability of health coverage for U.S. retirees in Mexico. The project surveyed more than 1,000 retirees in Mexico, and students visited …  More

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Managing Used Oil Along the Mexico-U.S. Border

This report describes and assesses policies for management of used oil in both the U.S. and Mexico, with particular focus on the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez area. The report begins with an evaluation of Texas’s used oil management system, from the …  More

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Remote Sensing and Clandestine Tire Pile Identification

This report examines the waste tire problem along the Texas-Mexico border and explores the possibility of evaluating aerial imagery in GIS-based software in order to identify clandestine tire piles. Remote sensing technologies are promising for the continued effort to recycle …  More

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At the Crossroads: The Texas/Mexico Border Economy at Cameron County and Matamoros

Cameron County, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico face the Rio Grande River where it meets the Gulf of Mexico; it is a place of natural beauty and agricultural strength. The region has a strong economic and cultural heritage, established educational assets …  More

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Global Trends & Market Shifts: Texas, China, and Mexico

At the state level, the majority of Texas’ trade historically has been, and continues to be, with Mexico. Texas and Mexico have leveraged their common border to establish a relationship that shapes local economies and policies on both sides. But …  More

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Manifiesto: The Texas Sales Tax Rebate and Cross-Border Mexican Shoppers

Shoppers around the world cross borders from one country in order to shop in another. In fact, shopping is increasingly recognized as a primary motive for international travel. Nowhere is this more evident than at the Texas-Mexico border. A report …  More

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Banking Across Borders: The Future of the U.S.-Mexico Remittance Corridor

In 2004, Mexican immigrants in the United States sent a record of $16.6 billion dollars to their relatives in Mexico. Cross-border consolidation of banks has created the opportunity for migrants to send money home at no cost. However, most migrants …  More

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