The objective of this initiative, which was undertaken by NACTS with the input of its trinational Board of Advisors, its faculty advisors and a large group of private and public sector partners, was to promote a more cooperative, secure, sustainable, and competitive North America. The release of the recommendations was timed to coincide with the new President and his administration settling in and searching for details and implementation mechanisms for their visions.
North America Next has achieved wide circulation and the report continues to serve as NACTS' principal set of guidelines for dealing collaboratively on North American issues. Read more about the report on the NACTS project page: North America Next.
In 2008, NACTS met with the Executive Director of the CANAMEX Corridor, Marisa Paula Walker, to discuss ways to develop a user-friendly profile of the economic benefits of the corridor for citizens living along this important trade shed. The challenge included producing a top-level document that highlights key international trade facts and statistics that could be easily understood by policy makers, business people and citizens alike.
The draft was presented to the Governor of Arizona’ CANAMEX Corridor Task Force in Tucson on January 6th, 2009 and NACTS received useful feedback to take the project to the next level. The 2009-2010 updated draft is now a 38-page report.
The goal of this report was to assist the Arizona Councils of Government in conceptualizing and developing the Sun Corridor as an economic entity.
In partnership with the Council of State Governments-WEST, the Border Legislative Conference and USAID Mexico, in 2009 NACTS conducted a review of state legislation on the management of scrap tires in the 10 U.S.-Mexico border states. This report is a living document.