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United Brownsville: Creating a BiNational Economic Development Zone "BiNED"

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United Brownsville: Creating a BiNational Economic Development Zone "BiNED"

  1. 1. 8 b K ¬ [ We’re local We understand And have a pulse on the ever-changing needs of our clients 5 a … With local staff and board members who have deep roots in the local business SIX K é We Inspect the results reasons > 9 To partner with us BiNATIONAL ECONOMIC ( We deliver DEVELOPMENT ZONE personalized service $ Tailored to your charitable and financial interests And create a control group for each campaign ¡ x We’re a community leader That supports high-impact opportunities S Let’s come & see
  2. 2. [ Imagine Brownsville A Grassroots, Community Engagement Planning Effort United Brownsville Economic Plan BiNED Overview 2009 Texas APA Award
  3. 3. [ Imagine Brownsville United Brownsville Economic Plan BiNED Overview A Framework for Sustainable Collaboration
  4. 4. [ Imagine Brownsville Collective Impact United Brownsville BiNED Overview Backbone Organization Economic Plan Shared Agenda INFRASTRUCTURE EDUCATION WELLNESS ENVIRONMENT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
  5. 5. [ Imagine Brownsville United Brownsville Economic Plan BiNED Overview Economic Vision The Plan lays out a blueprint that leverages existing regional physical, natural, and human resources to transform our current passthrough, factor based economy toward an investment and innovation driven economy based on advanced manufacturing With a focus on: Integration and development of a selected number of traded clusters with greatest comparative advantage: Advanced Manufacturing Increasing competitiveness through collaboration Internal Collaboration External Regional and Border Collaboration - BiNED
  6. 6. [ Imagine Brownsville Shared Community Agenda to Overcome Constraints Economic Development Initiatives United Brownsville Economic Plan Increased Electrical Generating and Transmission Capacity Deepening and Widening Port Channel Extension of Airport Runway BiNED Overview Implementation of Industrial Cluster Area Development Plans Integration of Transportation Infrastructure and Ports of Entry Improved Educational Attainment and Clear Pathways from Education to Quality Careers Improved Water Supply and Management (Resacas, SWRA, Desal) Integration of Regional Border Economies (BiNED)
  7. 7. [ Imagine Brownsville What is BiNED? BiNED Premise United Brownsville Economic Plan 1.If the declining trends in the socioeconomic conditions on the US/Mexico border remain unabated, they will lead to disruptive negative social and economic displacements of the region that will undermine the long term interests of both countries; including increased insecurity, instability and illegal immigration. BiNED Overview 2.The path to reversing the declining trends and avoiding serious dislocations is not by building more border walls; or by adding more boots on the ground; or by continuing unilaterally down the traditional path of our border pass-through economies, regardless of how much more efficient we can make our international crossings. 3.The path to a more secure and prosperous border region lies instead in creating the conditions necessary to foster an innovative, competitive, integrated and collaborative binational border economic development (BiNED) zone. A BiNED zone that captures a greater share of the economic development resurgence of nearshoring advanced manufacturing that is occurring in the US and even more so in the interior of Mexico. A Mexico that is forecast to become a major competitive driver for North America into the future especially as NAFTA 2.0 becomes a reality.
  8. 8. [ Imagine Brownsville What is BiNED? BiNED Zone Features United Brownsville Economic Plan BiNED Overview 1.The BiNED zone would encompass both sides of the border. It would gain competitive advantages by eliminating the physical and policy barriers associated with a demarcated border to the greatest practical and effective extent. 2.The frictionless BiNED zone would allow the strongest competitive advantages of each respective country to emerge (e.g., low energy costs and greater financial lending and infrastructure/logistics capacity on the US; and competitive labor markets and existing advanced manufacturing capacity on the Mexican side) and create a more competitive, secure and prosperous region than the one that exists under separate non- integrated regimes. 3.It’s a truism that innovation is the key to economic growth and that the research/engineering functions need to be collocated with manufacturing facilities in order for optimal innovation to occur. The reality is that there is no other place where you can better collocate the competitive labor markets and existing advanced manufacturing capacities of Mexico with the advanced research/engineering, financial/management and infrastructure/logistics capacities of the US than on the US/Mexico Border.
  9. 9. [ Imagine Brownsville BiNED Zone Areas United Brownsville Economic Plan BiNED Overview Harlingen-Los Indios/ Matamoros Zone Brownsvill e Downtown Brownsville / Matamoros Zone Port of Brownsville / Matamoros Zone
  10. 10. [ Imagine Brownsville Port of Brownsville Small Area Plan United Brownsville Economic Plan BiNED Overview Harlingen-Los Indios/ Matamoros Zone Brownsvill e Downtown Brownsville / Matamoros Zone Port of Brownsville / Matamoros Zone
  11. 11. [ Imagine Brownsville Downtown / Matamoros Zone United Brownsville Economic Plan BiNED Overview Harlingen-Los Indios/ Matamoros Zone Brownsvill e Downtown Brownsville / Matamoros Zone Port of Brownsville / Matamoros Zone
  12. 12. [ PROGRESS 2011 Imagina Matamoros Created 2011 Joint BiNED United Brownsville/Imagina Matamoros Resolution 2012 BiNED Legal Framework (Patton Boggs) 2013 BiNED Summer Workshop 2013 BiNED Fall Summit
  13. 13. [ PATH FORWARD Pass Joint BiNED Resolutions by Matamoros, Brownsville, Harlingen Create BiNED Planning and Advocacy Organization Develop a single integrated economic development plan for Matamoros/Brownsville/Harlingen Establish International MSA Establish BiNED zone as testing ground to implement and evaluate potential pilot “NAFTA 2.0” trade provisions Implement Supporting Studies 1. Cluster Asset Mapping 2. Supply Chain Analysis Constraints on Direct Foreign Investment BiNED zone governing structure and implementation strategy

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