On Wednesday, April 27, 2011, Patton Boggs partner Carolyn McIntosh and associate Travis Seegmiller attended a ceremony held by United Brownsville and Imagina Matamoros for the signing of a joint proclamation establishing the intent of both organizations to form a Zone for Bi-National Economic Development (Bi-NED) aimed at fostering economic development and enhancing border security along the United States-Mexico border. Earlier in the month, Patton Boggs was retained by United Brownsville, with support from the City of Brownsville, the Brownsville Public Utilities Board and the Brownsville Economic Development Corporation/Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, to assist in its efforts to develop and implement the border initiative.
The ceremony took place at the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art and featured speakers such as United Brownsville Board President Fred W. Rusteberg, Imagina Matamoros’ Sergio Arguelles and former U.S.-Mexico Partnership for Prosperity project coordinator, Dr. Juan Hernandez. Ms. McIntosh also addressed the audience of distinguished community leaders and Bi-NED advocates.
Denver partner Carolyn McIntosh addressing attendees at the signing ceremony for the Bi-NED proclamation in Brownsville, Texas. Photo courtesy of Brownsville TV.