CALEXICO, Calif. – A new group has formed between Calexico and Mexicali to improve the opportunities for business growth.
The group is called Border Economic Development Task Force.
It includes leaders from Imperial and Mexicali.
“We need to establish some form of articulation with our neighbors in the south to look at developing the industries on both sides of the border,” Mayor John Moreno said.
“To promote business and job creation opportunities. So, that’s why we have very specific outcomes in a short period,” Alfredo Garcia said, president of Industry Development Commission of Mexicali.
There are 13 on the Task Force… they include city council members… the consulte general from Mexico and economic developers from the valley and Mexicali.
“We want to make sure where at the table discussing have a great relationship and get some of these industries into our town that provide jobs and economic development for all,” Moreno said.
Nearly 100,000 cross into Calexico every day.
“We have many examples of doing business and that is a key element,” Garcia said.
A key element that the Task Force is working toward for brighter future for the area.
“The specific goal is to promote more investments and to help the existing ones to grow here locally,” Garcia said.
The task force will continue to meet monthly to review projects and other business opportunities.