On September 19, IBA client and SBA Region Five Exporter of the Year, Southwest Steel Coil (SSC), held an open house for the public to view their latest expansion in Santa Teresa. More »
On August 19, the IBA assisted in coordinating a roundtable discussion with U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce in Santa Teresa. Homebuilders and developers from the Santa Teresa/Sunland Park region were invited to participate More »
On July 25th, the IBA helped coordinate a visit by Governor Susana Martinez and New Mexico Economic Development Department Secretary Jon Barela to Santa Teresa. These officials were in town to announce More »
Governor Susana Martinez Celebrates Opening of Expanded Santa Teresa Port of Entry and Welcomes 15 New Jobs to Border Region
Governor Susana Martinez joined Chihuahua Governor César Duarte and other government officials on May 24th at a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the expanded Santa Teresa Port of Entry. More »
The IBA congratulates Sandra Necessary, the Department of Commerce’s longtime trade representative in Santa Fe, who recently retired. She has been assisting New Mexican companies on behalf of Commerce since the 1980s. We wish her well in her retirement.
The IBA would also like to congratulate Robert Queen, who will be replacing Ms. Necessary. For the past several years, Mr. Queen has been the Director of the El Paso, Texas-southern New Mexico U.S. Export Assistance center for the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service. He will now be covering the El Paso region, as well as all of New Mexico. Mr. Queen has worked extensively with the IBA and is a valued partner. He can be reached at email@example.com.
The staff at the IBA wishes everybody a very Happy Thanksgiving!
A recent Department of Commerce communiqué ranks U.S. cities by their total exports in 2012. The only four New Mexican MSAs that list export data are as follows:
|Doña Ana County||186||$746,148,796|
|Santa Fe County||351||$41,249,504|
Due to the strength of Intel’s exports, if Rio Rancho were separated from Albuquerque, it would rank #120 in the USA, and Albuquerque would rank somewhere around #250.
El Paso, Texas ranks #26 in the USA in exports. Dona Ana County’s close proximity to this MSA provides it with many opportunities to capitalize on the region’s strong export base.
On November 14, IBA Executive Director Jerry Pacheco gave a presentation titled “New Mexico’s Border: Status, Vision and Action” to the Rotary Club of Albuquerque. Approximately 100 people were in attendance and many participated in a question and answer session on border issues. The IBA periodically presents on its programs and international trade issues throughout the state as part of its outreach efforts.