Proposed county trade-zone expansion could create jobs, attract companies

By Diana Alba Soular
dalba@lcsun-news.com
@AlbaSoular
11/24/2013 Las Cruces Sun-News

Diana Alba Soular may be reached at 575-541-5443.

County commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to seek a federal approval to expand the coverage within Doña Ana County of what’s known as a Foreign Trade Zone 197, a geographical area that’s treated — for U.S. customs purposes — like foreign turf, even though it’s solidly on domestic soil.

Las Cruces – Doña Ana County officials are considering a proposal that could create local jobs and spur new capital investment in the county by companies involved in international trade. Continue reading “Proposed county trade-zone expansion could create jobs, attract companies”