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March Newsmaker Breakfast: The Utah-Mexico Relationship

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 8am

Where: Thomas S. Monson Center, 411 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute invites you to its next “Newsmaker Breakfast,” a monthly event highlighting current issues impacting the State of Utah. The event will be held in the Ivory Ballroom of the Thomas S. Monson Center. A light breakfast will be served. 

The next Newsmaker Breakfast will focus on the deteriorating relationship between the U.S. and Mexico and how it may impact the Utah economy. Mexico is Utah’s fourth largest trading partner with approximately $850 million in exports each year. Many Utah businesses depend on legal Mexican workers and Utah consumers purchase products from Mexico at competitive prices. The cultural ties between Mexico and Utah are also strong. Approximately 42 percent of Utah’s foreign born population has ties to Mexico.

Newsmaker Derek Miller, President and CEO of World Trade Center Utah, will respond to questions about Utah’s existing economic ties with Mexico, including exports, imports, and labor supply, and how current U.S. policies may impact these connections. The discussion will focus on how U.S. policies may influence the economy in the Beehive State and how Utah leaders can protect the state’s economic interests. The conversation will be moderated by Kem C. Gardner Institute director Natalie Gochnour.

For more information, or to RSVP to the event, please write us at gardnerinstitute@utah.edu.

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