Our week in the El Paso region has been amazing. We will have much more to tell over the next few weeks, but we are psyched. The ideas/initiatives that are coming out have the potential to not only transform El Paso, but also change the way American’s view and manage our relationship with Mexico.
For those interested, here is a very interesting report provided to us by John B. (our Data Dude) of UTEP. The title of the report is, “At the Cross Roads: US / Mexico Border Counties.”
Here is the abstract…
“In 1998, former Texas Comptroller John Sharp published Bordering the Future: Challenge and Opportunity in the Texas Border Region,which provided an assessment of the economic, political, and social condition of the Texas border counties. This report, commissioned by the US / Mexico Border Counties Coalition, extends those findings to all of the 24 U.S. counties that are contiguous with Mexico. As a region, if these 24 counties were the 51st state, how would they compare with the rest of the nation?”