Statement on Trump- López Obrador Meeting

July 8, 2020

Borderplex Alliance CEO Jon Barela issued the following statement on today's meeting between President Donald J. Trump and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO):

"Mexico is an economic and strategic ally of the United States. Constructive dialogue between our great nations is how we will advance the interests of the border region and ensure continued economic growth. As the world economy starts to recover, the Borderplex region will play a leading role in the inevitable reshoring of jobs from China and other parts of Asia. While the world's economy will continue to be globalized, supply chains will become more geography condensed into "hemispheric sectors of commerce." Our status as the fifth-largest manufacturing hub in North America and strategic location on the U.S. - Mexico border place us in an enviable position for future economic development. I'm hopeful that continued dialogue between Presidents Trump and López Obrador means future cooperation and economic opportunities for the Borderplex region and North America." 

—Jon Barela

CEO, The Borderplex Alliance


About The Borderplex Alliance

The Borderplex Alliance is an award-winning economic development and policy advocacy organization. The Alliance is independent, non-partisan, and private sector-led. Our mission is to bring jobs, hope, and opportunity to the Borderplex region. 
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