Center for Border Economic Development


The Center for Border Economic Development (C-BED) is in a unique position to marshal resources from across New Mexico State University (NMSU) to promote business expansion and economic development in communities along the U.S.-Mexico border. An important collaborator in our efforts is Arrowhead Center. Our mission and that of Arrowhead complement each other and this has resulted in a productive partnership.
C-BED seeks to complement existing development efforts along the border by working closely with businesses, governments, NGOs, and other border stakeholders to identify impediments to economic development and to propose solutions to overcome those impediments. Many of the studies conducted since C-BED's founding in 2021 involve economic impact and infrastructure projects including a study for the Border Task Force on the Paso del Norte Region, and an economic impact study of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry and Santa Teresa industrial parks.

Register today! C-BED Speaker Series -
Dr. Bertha Bermudez Tapia, Nov 30, 5:30 pm

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Spectrum internet outage causes El Paso business losses

Saturday is usually one of the busiest days of the week for Monkey Rock, a family entertainment center at the Shoppes at Solana, but last week its business was bruised by a Spectrum internet outage that impacted hundreds of thousands in El Paso.

Co-owner Jonathan Hepworth said they lost a potential 200 to 400 customers on Nov. 4 as arcade machines, the virtual reality attraction and point-of-sale systems were not operational.

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Can a Mexican Railway Compete With the Canal?

Mexico’s government wants to revive a century-old railway line that would link the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean in an effort to take container traffic away from the Panama Canal, the Financial Times reported Oct. 2. The plan comes as the Panama Canal has had to reduce the number of ships allowed through the waterway amid a drought and low water levels.

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