Common misperceptions about the U.S.-Mexico border focus on issues of crime and security. But did you know that the commerce crossing the border each year, ranked as if it were a country, would represent the fourth largest economy in the world? Current productivity is enormous, and there is still great potential for growth. 

To gain a deeper understanding of perceptions and issues related to the U.S.-Mexico border, we spoke with Andrew Selee, one of the key contributors to a new publication, “The State of the Border Report,” a document that provides a comprehensive look at the challenges and potential represented by this most vital region. The full report can be found here.