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Marilyn Davies College of Business Hosts Successful Regional Business Conference

The University of Houston-Downtown’s Marilyn Davies College of Business (MDCOB) hosted a Regional Business Forum sponsored by the Houston Chapter of the Central American Chamber of Commerce – Camara de Comercio Centroamericana – and the Mexican Council for Foreign Trade.

Topics covered during the forum included Texas and Houston job markets, Latin specialty business successes, investment opportunities in South Mexico, and the United States – Canada – Mexico free trade agreement. Company represenatatives from Central America and Mexico presenting at the event served in the chemical, automotive, software, logistics, and energy industries. 

“We had a great turnout and had some very productive sessions,” said Dr. Julio Canedo, Associate Professor of Management. “We hope this will bring professional development opportunities to students and closer ties to the Central American business community of Houston.”

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.