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For immediate release: October 26, 2010

Federal Reserve Conference Examines Manufacturing in U.S. and Mexico

Leading experts in manufacturing will convene at a Federal Reserve conference in El Paso on Nov. 5 to discuss the state of the border maquiladora industry and its impact on the U.S. and Mexican economies.

“U.S. and Mexico Manufacturing: Common Bonds”—sponsored by the El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas—will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at the El Paso Marriott, 1600 Airway Blvd.

This conference will explore the role the U.S. plays in global manufacturing and how Mexico complements the U.S. via the maquiladora industry. Topics to be discussed include the current state of border manufacturing, changing manufacturing and labor trends, and automotive manufacturing.

Mexico's drug war and cross-border business activity will be the subject of the keynote address from Vanda Felbab-Brown, a fellow in foreign policy for the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution.

Other speakers will include Daniel Chiquiar of Banco de México; George Magliano of Global Insight; Thomas H. Klier of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; Roberto Coronado of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch; and Monica Gonzalez of the Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora de Exportación, A.C.


Media contact:
James Hoard
Phone: (214) 922-5307