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To equip economic decision-makers in emerging countries with the tools of commercial success
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Located at the University of Michigan, we are an independent, non-profit research and educational organization guided by our founding principle that thriving businesses drive economic development and improve social welfare in low- and middle-income countries.


With deep expertise across multiple industry sectors and disciplines, we partner with profit-seeking firms and nonprofits to develop and apply proven business practices.


Harnessing the latest innovations in education, we provide world-class management training opportunities for the global leaders of today and tomorrow.

Virtual Roundtable

A Vision for a Stronger U.S.-Mexico Partnership: Emerging Opportunities in the Automotive Industry​

Nov 5.  |  2 – 4 PM ET  |  Zoom

WDI will host a virtual roundtable focused on the dynamic U.S. and Mexico trade relationship in the auto industry. This discussion is in partnership with U-M’s Ross School of Business and the US-Mexico Foundation (USMF), a binational non-profit organization dedicated to fostering bilateral cooperation and understanding between the U.S. and Mexico. This discussion will feature valuable perspectives and insights from diplomats, executives, analysts and academics.

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