Governor Susana Martinez is speaking in Santa Teresa, New Mexico to a group of industrialists based in Southern New Mexico.
Santa Teresa may be small, but its economic importance is growing every day, as evidenced by an empty patch of desert overtaken by warehouses and manufacturing centers that move materials back and forth across the border.
Martinez is speaking during the 20th anniversary celebration of Omega Trucking, one of the companies that has benefited from this boom, transporting the goods into and out of Santa Teresa.
Governor Martinez, in office for eight years, is also expected to address her achievements in office, which her office said includes cutting taxes to allow companies to grow and a $130-million infrastructure investment to help companies.
Her office says exports into Mexico have increased, one of the things industrialists say will help the neighboring communities.
“If you’ve already seen, if you go down the hill into Sunland Park you see more housing that’s starting to develop. We’re seeing more commercial and retail come in. What you’re starting to really see if the beginning of a city that is being formed. I always tell people ‘come and take a look, take a mental picture of what you see here, because ten years down the line it’s going to be a whole different thing, it’s going to be a city that you’re not going to recognize,” said Davin Lopez, CEO, Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance.
Stay tuned for ABC-7 for more details on the governor’s message to Santa Teresa Manufacturers.