On February 5, 2014, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker joined Enrique Jacob Rocha, President of the Mexican National Entrepreneurship Institute (INADEM), to deliver remarks at a breakfast hosted by the Mexico-United States Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC) and the American Chamber of Commerce. Founded shortly after President Obama’s visit to Mexico in May 2013, MUSEIC brings together stakeholders from both the United States and Mexico to strengthen regional economic competitiveness and support entrepreneurship, a key Obama administration priority.
The region encompassing the California-Baja border boasts a ecosystem of diverse industries. Now, U.S. and Mexican researchers are joining forces for a cluster study that examines San Diego County, Imperial County, and the Mexican state of Baja California under a uniform lens, in an effort to show their combined strengths and ultimately help inform public policy for this binational region. The study relies on an econometrics tool known as the input-output matrix, which measures purchases and sales between businesses. An early version of the report is set to be released by year’s end.