Texas-Mexico Trade Coalition
In Junes 2017, prominent Texas and Mexico business leaders announced the formation of an organization designed to develop, promote, and grow trade opportunities between Texas and Mexico.
The Texas-Mexico Trade Coalition is the creation of the Texas Association of Business, the Texas Business Leadership Council, The Borderplex Alliance, and their partners and members north and south of the border. Together, the organization will represent thousands of businesses and associations across the state of Texas and Mexico to reinforce that NAFTA works and could work even better.
The decision to launch the Texas-Mexico Trade Coalition comes as state and federal policymakers debate the merits of the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) and the Trump Administration moves forward with plans to renegotiate this important trade agreement.
“By any measure, NAFTA has been an economic success for Texas,” said Jon Barela, CEO of The Borderplex Alliance. “Mexico is by far our largest trading partner, and hundreds of thousands of paychecks across the state—and millions more across the country—depend on trade with Mexico. An improved NAFTA that creates more economic opportunities and jobs between Texas and Mexico can only be positive for us.”