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UTPA, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas partner to host symposium focused on border economy
Posted: 11/07/2013
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UT Pan American and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will sponsor their Third Annual Border Economics, Development and Entrepreneurship Symposium (BEDES) Nov. 22. Pictured planning for the symposium, which is free and open to the public, are left to right Dr. Eduardo Saucedo, lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance; Fabiola Urgel, BEDES coordinator; and Dr. Jorge Vidal, lecturer, Department of Economics and Finance.
The current and future state of the economy in the Rio Grande Valley, the state of Texas and the nation will be the focus of the Third Annual Border Economics, Development and Entrepreneurship Symposium (BEDES) 2013 on Friday, Nov. 22 sponsored by the Department of Economics and Finance at The University of Texas-Pan American and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

The symposium, which will be held at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, will bring together experts from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Pew Hispanic Center, local Economic Development Corporations (Brownsville, McAllen, Mission, and San Juan), Grupo Financiero Banorte and UTPA's College of Business Administration to discuss the close relationship the Texas and RGV economies have with Mexico, the role of Hispanics in the economy, and the impact on Mexican-American border economies of the fiscal and energy reforms being proposed in Mexico.

Students, business owners and the community at large will be able to learn about the current state of the economy, recent economic trends and future economic prospects for the region. Students will be able to ask the experts and match what they learn in school with the realities of the economy while business owners will gain valuable information to better plan for the future.

Registration is free and lunch will be provided. To see a complete conference agenda or to register, visit the BEDES website or find the conference on Facebook (UTPA BEDES). For more information or special accommodations, contact Fabiola Urgel at feurgel@broncs.utpa.edu.