Mirroring the maquila boom

Paskus, Laura
May 2007
High Country News;5/14/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 9, p4
The article provides information on the residential development at the U.S./Mexico border and its impact on the economic development in New Mexico. The author recalls that the maquiladora program in Mexico that started 40 years ago was not a strong component of New Mexico's economy. Relative to this, New Mexico recruits manufacturers to serve the maquiladora industry in Juarez through the maquila supplier program of the Economic Development Department. Three new buildings rise from the Santa Teresa border crossing wherein one of which hosts the joint project of the U.S. and Mexican governments, the Bi-National Sustainability Laboratory. For the border to stop being perceived as poor and crime ridden, executive Paul Maxwell said that it will have to be seen as a coherent economic region.


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