The U.S./Mexican border area of our greater region is an industrial powerhouse, supplying manufacturing services to the world. However, the Ciudad Juárez/El Paso border area is far more productive than the Southern New Mexico border area. A Border Area Economic Development Strategy focuses on issues related to the transborder region. Strengthening our understanding and investment in this area could lead to a strong, clean industry location, and allow us to compete with other regions of the world for investment, jobs, industrial production, and the higher standard of living associated with those improvements. In short, we want to bump up our ability to attract industry, work across the border, and bring in new jobs and more money to our Southern New Mexico border area.
The Border Area Economic Development Strategy will analyze data, assess strengthens and weaknesses, outline issues and possible actions, and propose actions to strengthen our economic border activities.