Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Meeting Marks Progress On Cross-Border Trade.(Final)(Editorial)

EDITORIALS

During his successful campaign for governor, Bill Richardson frequently pledged to do more to spur economic development at Santa Teresa.

The southern New Mexico town is strategically situated on the border with Mexico and has long been touted as a natural link between two economies.

Already, state training funds have been allocated to local manufacturing businesses on the New Mexico side of the border. Plans for improved New Mexico-Mexico transportation infrastructure -- roads and rail lines -- have picked up. And Richardson has made several trips to the northern border state of Chihuahua, and its largest city Ciudad Juarez. …

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