Border Economy

Arizona, Mexico, NAFTA: Long Courtship, Marriage of Convenience, but Now the Kids are in College... Arizona, Mexico, NAFTA: Long Courtship, Marriage of Convenience, but Now a Looming Separation?

By Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D. Senior Regional Scientist and Associate Professor of Geography Life in the...
Arizona, Mexico, and North America's Auto Alley

By Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D. Senior Regional Scientist and Associate Professor of Geography Understanding Arizona’s position with respect to Mexico’s automotive industry has become very important...
New data on visitor travel to Arizona - AZMEX team adds new data on nonimmigrant visas issued

By Alan Hoogasian Research Economist According to 2014 estimates, approximately 10M Mexican visitor parties travel to Arizona annually and spend an average...
Mexican avocados the prince of fruits

By Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D. Senior Regional Scientist and Associate Professor of Geography Who would have guessed in the 1990s, when Nogales, Arizona, firmly held the...
fresh vegetables

By Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D.Senior Regional Scientist and Associate Professor of GeographyUntil last December, when 2015 annual totals for importation of fresh produce were computed, Arizona’s...
Arizona Tourism

Maile L. NadelhofferToday, at DATOS: Southern AZ Regional Overview - Hispanic Market Breakfast at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, Alberta Charney,...
auto workers welding Mexico

by Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D.Senior Regional Scientist and Associate Professor of GeographyIn 2006, the Mexican government merged two existing programs designed to promote exports,...
maquiladora industry

By Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D. Senior Regional Scientist and Associate Geography Professor April 8, 2014
The Fresh Produce Industry in Nogales, Arizona: Economic Impacts and Challenges

By Vera Pavlakovich-Kochi, Ph.D.* and Gary D. Thompson, Ph.D.** December 1, 2013 An Industry with a Long Tradition In a recent study funded...