Recently U.S. President Barack Obama hosted Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the day-long North American Leaders Summit. The leaders are set to discuss a ” regional economic agenda, a fundamental element for strengthening the competitiveness of the three countries.” NDN is proud to release the following background information which features some of our work on the important economic relationship between the United States and Mexico.
Realizing the Full Value of Tourism from Mexico to the United States March 19th, 2012
It is the contention of our report that any strategy for increasing tourism to the United States must make increasing tourism from Mexico a major priority. Almost a quarter of all tourists who come to the US today come from Mexico. Mexico is the 12th largest economy in the world and growing very rapidly.
With 10 percent of our domestic population in the US now of Mexican descent, a number which is also increasingly rapidly, the number of Mexicans with close relatives in the US to visit is growing and will continue to grow in the years ahead. Our economic relationship with Mexico has grown by six fold since the passage of NAFTA in 1993, and today Mexico is the US’s third largest trading partner and second largest export market. And of course Mexico is by far and away the closest big country to the United States, offering yet another reason why targeting Mexico to increase tourism here just makes so much sense.
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Realizing the Value of Crossborder Trade With Mexico December 9th, 2011
This compelling new report underscores what a vital economic partner Mexico has become for the people of the United States. We hope this work, and the work of our 21st Century Border Project, will help lead to a greater appreciation in the minds of many, of just how important the bi-lateral relationship is for the US today.
That we trade more Mexico than we do with the UK, Germany and Japan combined, and almost as much as we do with China, will certainly be eye-opening to many. We share a 2,000 mile border; our two largest states are adjacent to Mexico; more than a billion dollars a day of trade crosses our borders each day, and in the US, 10 percent of our population is of Mexican descent.
Our relationship with Mexico is like no other bi-lateral relationship in the world today, and certainly needs to be seen as one of our most vital, essential relationships in a changing, early 21st century geopolitical landscape.
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The U.S. Mexico Border Strategy Is Working August 29, 2011
Simon Rosenberg, President, NDN/NPI outlines how the U.S.-Mexico border strategy is working: Crime along the border is down, deportations of criminal aliens has increased, the flow of unauthorized immigrants has dropped as has the domestic population of undocumented immigrants in the United States. There has been little to no spillover from the gang-related violence in Mexico into the United States, and seizures of narcotics into the country and bulk cash leaving the country have increased. As a result of this new and deeper partnership between our countries the American side of our common border is clearly safer today.
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