By this time one would think New Mexicans, business people anyway, have heard of Santa Teresa, the port of entry, and would have an idea that something is happening, “something that’s truly special,” in the words of Jerry Pacheco.
Maybe, but, I wonder, maybe not. The uncertainty stems from a brief recent chat with a manager in Albuquerque, a professional, a Santa Fe native, age about 60, who runs a local unit of a much larger company. The conversation led to the Very Large Array, the radio telescope east of Socorro. This individual had never heard of the VLA and confessed to little travel south.
Pacheco runs the International Business Accelerator in Santa Teresa, part of the state’s small business development center network, and wears a number of other formal and informal hats placing him in the middle of Santa Teresa development and, by extension, growing our trade with Mexico.
The El Paso branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas asked Pacheco to share the Santa Teresa tale at its recent economic conference in Las Cruces.