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The Economic Boom at the Border


C-BED Speaker Series

"The Economic Boom at the Border"

Mr. Jerry Pacheco
Featured Speaker on April 21, 2022, 3:00 p.m. in Domenici Hall Room 106.

This event will also be transmitted online via Zoom. 

For online attendance, please register in advance at

Jerry Pacheco is the Executive Director of the International Business Accelerator, the only state-wide international trade counseling program, based in Santa Teresa, NM. He also is an industrial business recruiter based in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, who is responsible for the recruitment and attraction of approximately $2 billion of investment, and the creation of more than 6,000 jobs to New Mexico’s border region. 

He is the founder and President of the Border Industrial Association (120 industrial members), former Board Director of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank-El Paso Branch, Board member of the Naat'áanii (Navajo Nation) Development Corporation, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition  New Mexico Advisory Committee Member, and a syndicated columnist (Business Across Borders) on international affairs, whose column regularly appears in the Albuquerque Journal, El Paso, Inc., Camino Real Media (in Spanish), and KRWG Media. As an expert on global trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Pacheco has testified as an expert witness on NAFTA before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee in Washington, D.C., the Department of Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Oversight, Management, and Accountability, the German Parliament (Bundestag), and had personal discussions on cross-border trade with four Mexican presidents (Carlos Salinas, Ernesto Zedillo, Vicente Fox, and Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador).

In 2013, he was named by Hispanic Business Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Influential Hispanics in the U.S.”

In 2019, he was inducted into the Anderson Schools of Management Hall of Fame at the University of New Mexico.