Congresswoman Escobar and Binational Infrastructure Task Force Release Report on Paso del Norte Region
El Paso, TX, August 30, 2022
Tags: Economy and Jobs
The Task Force is co-led by Congresswoman Escobar, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of the State of New Mexico, and Governor María Eugenia Campos Galván of the State of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16), co-chair of the Binational Infrastructure Task Force, released the Paso del Norte Region Border Task Force Report. The Task Force is co-led by Congresswoman Escobar, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of the State of New Mexico, and Governor María Eugenia Campos Galván of the State of Chihuahua, Mexico.
Established in February 2022, the Task Force was formed to identify opportunities within the Paso del Norte region for dignified and efficient border crossings, cutting-edge infrastructure, and shared spaces for binational collaboration. During their first meeting in March 2022 in El Paso, TX, the Infrastructure Task Force began coordinating their policy priorities such as cross-border investments for land ports of entry, economic development, security, transportation, and other infrastructure.
“I’m proud of the work, innovation, and vision that went into the Binational Infrastructure Task Force’s final report,” said Congresswoman Escobar. “I’d like to thank Arrowhead Center, the Center for Border Economic Development at NMSU, regional stakeholders, and my co-chairs for their monumental roles in this report’s publication. I cannot wait for our collaboration to continue as we begin pursuing the exciting recommendations we have for our prosperous border region.”
“The Border Task Force report reaffirms my administration’s commitment to investing in southern New Mexico’s border zone. As the report demonstrates, the time is now to tap into the human and economic potential of the Paso Del Norte region,” said Governor Lujan Grisham. “New Mexico is poised to take advantage of the transformation in global trade and shifting supply chains as we further develop the border communities to provide better jobs and a more sustainable economic future.”
“I am convinced of the importance and commitment of belonging to this team. I have no doubt that this is the beginning of a new stage of important changes in our border region,” said Governor Campos Galván. “I want to thank the effort and work of the entire team that participated in the preparation of this report. Thanks to the Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, the Governor of the State of New Mexico Michelle Lujan and also the Arrowhead Center, for your willingness to work for a common objective.”
The full report can be read here.