BIA Hosts Governor Susana Martinez in Santa Teresa

On September 19th, the BIA helped host Governor Susana Martinez’s visit to the Santa Teresa Intermodal Park. Governor Martinez traveled to this region to announce the location of three new companies to Santa Teresa and the expansion of one existing Santa Teresa company. These companies are expected to create about 120 new direct jobs in New Mexico’s border region. Continue reading “BIA Hosts Governor Susana Martinez in Santa Teresa”

BIA Hosts Finance Oversight Committee Hearings in Santa Teresa/Sunland Park

The BIA helped arrange and host the Finance Oversight Committee of the New Mexico Legislature, which held hearings in Santa Teresa and Sunland Park on July 24 and 25. The FOC heard testimony from various organizations including the cities of Las Cruces, Anthony, Old Mesilla, and Sunland Park, in addition to presentations by experts on the infrastructure needs of the region. BIA President Miriam Kotkowski and BIA Vice-President Jerry Pacheco presented on border developments and trade with Mexico. Continue reading “BIA Hosts Finance Oversight Committee Hearings in Santa Teresa/Sunland Park”

Captain Tim Labier of NM Motor Transportation Division: Discussion of Santa Teresa Overweight Cargo Zone

Captain Tim Labier of the NM Motor Transportation Division

Captain Labier gave an overview of the six-mile overweight cargo zone in which trucks loaded with up to 96,000 lbs of cargo can travel even if they have a reducible load. This zone was approved by the NM Legislature during the 2011 legislative session and went into effect last July.

Captain Labier explained how this could help existing companies in the area and may even attract new ones. Jerry Pacheco noted that already three companies have moved to the Santa Teresa area as a direct result of the new zone.

The cost of this new permit is $250 annually and is applied to a single truck. This gives companies the ability to pay for only the trucks that will travel in the zone rather than paying for their entire fleet. Continue reading “Captain Tim Labier of NM Motor Transportation Division: Discussion of Santa Teresa Overweight Cargo Zone”

Governor Highlights Important Capital Projects in Santa Teresa

SANTA TERESA – Governor Susana Martinez visited Santa Teresa on November 2 to discuss two important capital projects that will improve vital infrastructure and support economic development efforts in the border region.

The two projects were included in the $86 million capital outlay bill that passed during September’s special legislative session. Governor Martinez visited Monarch Litho, Inc., a commercial printing company with facilities in both Santa Teresa and Juarez, to meet with employees and discuss the capital projects and other efforts to create a friendlier business environment and promote job creation along New Mexico’s southern border. She was joined by Economic Development Department Secretary-designate Jon Barela as well as members of the Border Industrial Association. Continue reading “Governor Highlights Important Capital Projects in Santa Teresa”