San Antonio was a venue for the first of Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC)'s meeting. This agreement, (MUSEIC), actually created a council which seeks to create a pathway for the enhancement of ‘competitiveness, trade and innovation’ between two countries. The choice of the venue (San Antonio city) was symbolic of the fact that it best represents biculturalism.
The council’s first meeting had the participation of all of the members of the council, with each country contributing 12 members each. The discussions centred on some particular dominions and started stating precisely the basis of forthcoming bi-national economic and commercial schemes.
In and during the proceedings, Thomas Bowles, a council member for technology and who is a famous authority in Nuclear Physics stated that the cooperation/collaboration was the pathway to approach and resolve problems which are shared by both the countries. He thus stated that issues such as those pertaining to natural resources, illegal immigration and drug dealing, etc. were shared by both the countries.
He went on to say/state that the optimum path to handle these problems is to resolve it at the root and not let it grow. Thus, in his opinion,construction of a border fence becomes unnecessary if high-paying jobs are created in Mexico itself. Thus, according to him, Mexico's youth who at present are seeking to cross the border for low paying jobs, will not do so if and when alternative high paying jobs are available in their own country.
MUSEIC was set up in 2013 as a constituent of the top-level economic dialogue process between US President Barack Obama and Mexico’s President Enrique Peña-Nieto.