A delegation from the south of Texas was in Rio Rico and Tucson Tuesday promoting their international border crossing to a group of Southern Arizona business leaders.
The purpose for the visit was to promote business with and in the city of Pharr, Texas. Pharr is the second busiest commercial port of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Juan Guerra, CFO for the city and the director of the Pharr International Bridge border crossing.
There is a new highway project in Mexico that would bring even more traffic to Texas.
"We are making some infrastructure improvements to be able to accept the increase in traffic that we anticipate happening," Guerra said.
He said the Mazatlan-Durango highway, which includes the worlds highest cable bridge, is set to open later this year.
"What we are doing in Pharr is being prepared for the business decisions that will more than likely be made, not because Pharr is this great city and Nogales is not, but because of our location on the map...and the ease of route to cross...goods into the Unites States," Guerra explained.