The Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development
will remain open and continue to operate following guidelines and limitations as described in the TAMIU Campus Covid-19 Guidance

For up-to-date campus information, please visit the TAMIU COVID-19 Response Website



The A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business' Texas Center provides leadership and support to South Texas border communities in their economic development efforts, including activities in the areas of business development, education, health care, public administration, and the environment.


Specialized statistics and information about:
U.S.-Mexico Trade Activity through the U.S. south border Ports of Entry,
South Texas Regional Economic Indicators and International Bridge crossings information through South Texas Border, as well as several production statisticis of the Eagle Ford Shale area.


The Texas Center encourages and supports TAMIU faculty research activities that produce practical and timely information that can be used by local, regional, state an national decision makers, as well as, specialized tecnical reports on border economic issues to meet the social and economic needs of the South Texas border region.


The Texas Center's ongoing work with business and community organizations will result in a variety of collaborative publications and materials that focus on border-related economic statistics and information for the South Texas region.

Visit us periodically and see what is new

Featured Publications

From Risk to Asset:
Economic Development in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Presented at the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and The Border Trade Alliance Sixth Annual Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border Conference. Washington, D.C. June 2019

Broder Research Series

The Laredos Region Socioeconomic Handbook 2019

The Handbook is presented by the Government of the City of Laredo, Texas through the Institute for Competitiveness and Foreign Trade of Nuevo Laredo (ICCE), in conjnction with the Laredo Economic Development Corporation, the Laredo Chamber of Commerce, and the Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development of Texas A&M International University.

The Bi-National Socioeconomic Handbook (BSH) of the "Laredos Region" incorporates demographics, social, and economic data of the cities of Nuevo Laredo, TAM in Mexico and Laredo, TX in the U.S., with the purpose of illustrating the development potential of the region at a national and international level.

The Handbook is presented in both English and Spanish and are available bly clicking on the image or the button below"

Laredos Socioeconomic Handbooks


Vision Plan for Laredo, TX

Dr. Federico Schaffler, Director of the TCBEED,
discusses in an interview the long term vision plan for Laredo, TX.

This interview was conducted by Global Tooling Specialities, Inc., as part of their World Trade Wednesday discussion series, and published on December 20, 2017