Jul 12, 2011

The Border and Globalization: Santa Teresa crossing grows in the desert

Santa Teresa crossing grows in the desert: "About 15 miles northeast (sic.: actually, northwest) of El Paso, where the Pete Domenici Highway meets the (New Mexico) U.S/Mexico border, construction has started on improvements to the Santa Teresa Port of Entry. Traffic there has grown exponentially over the past few years.

While the project will double the capacity of the land port, it’s only expected to keep pace with the growth and have a negligible effect on wait times at El Paso ports of entry.

This port will play a very vital part in the global competition for jobs and wealth creation and capital creation. We now understand that we compete with the likes of Asia, so projects like this are absolutely critical for regional development and job creation here in this region,” says Jon Barela, secretary of economic development nominee for New Mexico."

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