When one thinks of Mexican influence in Tennessee, what probably comes to mind first is immigration. Yet, Mateo Perez-Rodriguez, Larry Harrington, and I just published a report that finds significant investments in the state by Mexican corporations.
I have been writing here about shifting relations in the international political economy: the rise of China and Brazil, the revalued German model, and the Euro crisis. But an often overlooked but important topic is foreign direct investment (FDI) in the U.S. by developing (or formerly developing) countries.
Mexico, as it turns out, has major capital investments in Tennessee that provide jobs for thousands of Tennesseans. Read more:Significant Mexican capital investment in Tennessee, VU study shows