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. C-BED works with teams across various colleges and entities across NMSU such as the Colleges of Business, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences, and principally Arrowhead Center, on projects that move economic development forward in the border region.

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 infrastructure projects including a study for the Border Task Force on binational transportation infrastructure needs in the Paso del Norte region and an economic impact study of the Santa Teresa Port of Entry and Santa Teresa industrial parks.