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The Aug. 5 Santa Teresa Customs and Border Protection virtual meeting showed increases in commercial, private and pedestrian traffic at the Santa Teresa Port of Entry (STPOE), Border Industrial Association (BIA) President Jerry Pacheco said.
Pacheco reported these highlights from the meeting:
“STPOE only has to average 9,000 commercial crossings in August and September to surpass the entire 2019 total for commercial crossings,” Pacheco said. “It’s amazing that during the current pandemic, we are seeing commercial crossings at STPOE rise substantially. We are building momentum to surpass the port of entry at Hidalgo, Texas, which would make STPOE the fourth largest port by volume on the entire U.S.-Mexico border.”
Pacheco founded BIA in 2009. It is an advocacy group that represents the Santa Teresa Industrial base. Since its founding, BIA has successfully lobbied for more than $50 million in infrastructure funding for the port region.
For more information, visit www.nmbia.org.