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The Role of Southeast New Mexico in the Global Economy

June 10–11, 2013 Carlsbad, NM - Hobbs, NM

New Mexico has a long tradition of rapid growth compared with the rest of the United States. The so-called Great Recession touched virtually every region, and New Mexico was not an exception. While the U.S. economy has been in recovery mode since the summer of 2009, New Mexico has struggled to keep up with the national pace. Data indicate there is a significant difference in economic performance between northern and southern New Mexico, with the southeast leading the recovery. strong economic growth in New Mexico has been driven mostly by energy and trade.


Friday, October 18

8:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

8:45 a.m.

The Global Economy
Mark Wynne
Vice President, Associate Director of Research and
Director of the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

9:30 a.m.

The National Economy
Tom Siems
Assistant Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Commodities and Agriculture
Emily Kerr
Associate Economist
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

11:15 a.m.

Overview of New Mexico's Trade and Infrastructure with Mexico
Jerry Pacheco
Executive Director
The International Business Accelerator


The Southern New Mexico Economy

Jim Peach
Regents Professor
New Mexico State University

1:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Adjourn