SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujàn Grisham has announced that the state of New Mexico will be sending a delegation from her administration to visit Mexico City to discuss jobs, trade, infrastructure and investment along the international border.
Global trade was identified as a target industry sector for New Mexico by Gov. Lujan Grisham when she took office in 2019. The governor recently announced strategic investments in transportation and infrastructure that will boost quality of life and competitiveness along the border and the Santa Teresa Port of Entry region.
In addition, Gov. Lujàn Grisham recently requested funding through the congressionally directed spending process for a Presidential Permit for an international rail crossing in Santa Teresa at New Mexico’s southern border.
New Mexico’s official delegation slated to travel to Mexico City includes Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes; Joseph De La Rosa of the Department of Transportation and Marco Grajeda, executive director of the New Mexico Border Authority.
“We look forward to working hand-in-hand with our friends in Mexico to boost trade and economic development,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “This is an unprecedented time for our region to build closer partnerships so we can create better jobs and expand economic opportunities along the border in New Mexico.”
The New Mexico officials will meet with federal officials in Mexico City on issues ranging from transportation, communications, economic development, trade, and customs.