To marshal the knowledge and expertise of Texas A&M International University's faculty, students, and staff to provide effective leadership and
support Laredo and the surrounding area in their economic development efforts
Work closely with university colleges and departments to involve faculty
and students in specific community-based activities designed to foster
economic development and improved standards of living in the border region.
Support interdisciplinary border development related research and planning
activities focused on meeting specific community needs and concerns. Publish
and disseminate research results through special reports.
Maintain a U.S.-Mexico border database (statistical, text, and bibliographic)
on development issues and trends, including social/demographic, business
and economic, public finance, health, education, and the environment. Provide
on-line access to the database via the Texas Center home page.