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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 more than 15,000 students, boasts more than 61,000 alumni, and offers 46 bachelor’s degrees, 11 master’s degrees, and 17 fully online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences & Technology.

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution, and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.