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(Aug. 25, 2014) -- The UTSA Institute for Economic Development will partner with the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, the Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM-USA) and others to undertake an economic impact study on shale oil and gas opportunities in Mexico.

The study will provide a comprehensive regional understanding of the economic and political impact of the recent Mexican energy reform. Its results will facilitate decision-making by federal, state, regional and municipal governments in the northern states of Mexico.

The study will include a thorough analysis of the legal and institutional framework of the energy reform in Mexico and a practical roadmap about how to do business in that sector for the Mexican and international companies interested in operating and investing in Mexico.

AEM-USA will develop an electronic platform that will include companies from the energy sector in the United States and Mexico. The platform will be maintained by AEM-USA and UTSA and will enable business-to-business transactions in the Mexican energy sector.

"The implications for the historic energy reform currently underway in Mexico are significant. Our research will estimate the potential economic impact of shale oil and gas prospects for Mexico and provide a practical guide for private companies interested in doing business in the reformed environment," said Thomas Tunstall, research director of the UTSA Institute for Economic Development.

The UTSA Institute for Economic Development has extensive experience in working with local and international organizations including the government of Mexico and currently serves as a top-tier resource for stakeholders in the Eagle Ford Shale. The institute fosters economic and community development, supporting UTSA's community engagement mission.

Recent UTSA studies include:

Economic Impact of Oil and Gas Activities in the West Texas Energy Consortium Region (December 2013)

Economic Impact of the Eagle Ford Shale (March 2013)

Eagle Ford Shale Economic Impact and Workforce Analysis (October 2012)

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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