2015 Legislative Priorities

Here are the initiatives the BIA is supporting to create more jobs and economic development in New Mexico.

What is the Border Industrial Association

The Bi-National Community

Building the most competitive land port in the Americas.

Trade Statistics

As New Mexican exports rise, so do opportunities for all New Mexicans.


The BIA has reserved a space at the Southwest University Park Stadium June 4th to watch the Chihuahua's take on the Omaha Storm Chasers. BIA Members, contact the BIA office to reserve your Chihuahua's tickets!

The next BIA General Meeting has been scheduled for May 28. Contact the BIA office to RSVP.


Forget Disneyland: I’m Going to Santa Teresa

A year after UP’s intermodal terminal and locomotive fueling facility officially opened in April 2014, Santa Teresa has become one of New Mexico’s hottest industrial areas, building upon the momentum that began when the railroad started planning the new facility years earlier.

The BIA Hosts Senator Heinrich in Santa Teresa

BIA board members hosted Senator Heinrich on May 16th in Santa Teresa. Jerry Pacheco gave the senator an update on the growth of the region and the impact it is having locally and on the state.

Governor Martinez announces the expansion of MCS in Santa Teresa

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez Santa Teresa on April 6, 2015 to herald the retention and expansion of MCS, the largest manufacturer of picture frames in North America.

NM Exports to Mexico Doubled in 2014

New Mexican exports to Mexico grew by 93% in 2014. A majority of this growth is due to the success of BIA members in the Santa Teresa/Sunland Park region which reinforces the BIA’s vision that New Mexico’s economic future is tied to Mexico.

Overweight Zone Expansion – A BIA 2015 Legislative Priority

In 2011, the New Mexico Legislature and Governor Susana Martinez established a six-mile overweight zone for commercial cargo at the ports of Santa Teresa and Columbus, New Mexico

KVIA Reports on Growth in Santa Teresa

KVIA News recently covered the lack of industrial space available in Santa Teresa due to the region’s booming growth. See the video below.

2015 BIA Legislative Priorities List

Here is a detailed view of the bills the BIA will be supporting in the 2015 session of the New Mexico State Legislature: Capital Outlay for Airport Rd., and PVD Interchange Overweight Zone Extension Modification of Load Retention Statute for Electricity Users Legislation to Manage Used Cars near Ports of Entry GRT Abatement for Trade Support Companies

ERO Intermodal Services Opens in Santa Teresa

Reposted from The Las Cruces Sun News By Jason Gibbs jgibbs@lcsun-news.com @fjgwriter on Twitter POSTED: 01/08/2015 03:22:06 PM MST SANTA TERESA >> Train whistles and the rumble of trucks in southern Doña Ana County got a boost Thursday as E.R.O. Intermodal Services celebrated the opening of its location in the Santa Teresa Intermodal Park. The company, run by Ernesto Olivas...