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9th Border Economic Forum

El Paso

Sponsored by the El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in partnership with University of Texas at El Paso Border Region Modeling Project and the Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade


8:00 a.m.

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Welcome Remarks
Diana Natalicio

President, University of Texas at El Paso
Howard Daudistel
Senior Executive Vice President for Institutional Advancement, University of Texas at El Paso

8:50 a.m.

U.S. Economic Outlook

Roberto Coronado

Assistant Vice President in Charge, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch

9:30 a.m.

Las Cruces Economic Outlook

Jim Peach

Regents Professor, New Mexico State University

10:15 a.m.


10:30 a.m.

Tax Reform and the Outlook for the Ciudad Juarez Maquiladora Industry
David Vásquez Guzmán

Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

11:15 a.m.

Borderplex Economic Outlook

Tom Fullerton
Trade in the Americas Chair, University of Texas at El Paso



12:45 p.m.

Bob Nachtmann

Dean, College of Business Administration, University of Texas at El Paso (Moderator)

  • David Torres, El Paso Water Utilities
  • Justin Chapman, Hunt Companies
  • Mathew McElroy, City Development Department, El Paso
  • Richard Dayoub, Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
  • Emma Schwartz, Medical Center of the Americas, El Paso
  • Jerry Pacheco, The International Business Accelerator, Santa Teresa, N.M.
  • Pablo Cuarón, Compañía Maderera de Chihuahua

2:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks