The Border Economy
The Texas border community has historically been the state's most disadvantaged area. However, the last decade has seen dramatic improvements in unemployment and other economic factors. This series of nine articles explores issues important to the region's economy—from job growth, wages and education to infrastructure demands, maquiladoras and illegal immigration.Complete Issue
- Texas Border Cities: An Income Growth Perspective
Robert W. Gilmer, Matthew Gurch and Thomas Wang
- The Border: Is It Really a Low-Wage Area?
Lori L. Taylor
- Secondary Education: Its Impact on Border Education
Thomas M. Fullerton, Jr.
- Transportation Infrastructure and the Border Economy
Keith Phillips and Carlos Manzanares
- Housing Affordability: Outlook Improving Along
- Texas Colonias: Housing and Infrastructure Issues
- NAFTA and Maquiladoras: Is the Growth Connected?
William C. Gruben and Sherry L. Kiser
- Maquiladoras: Impact on Texas Border Cities
- Illegal Immigration and Enforcement Along the
Pia M. Orrenius
- Texas–Mexico Border Region Statistics
Published June 2001