The U.S.-Mexico Border Is Booming

Forget about the Asian Tigers and Benelux. The Next Economic Powerhouse Is Where the North and South Converge

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Mexico is becoming a vibrant middle-class nation. Already, it is the largest trading partner of California, Texas and Arizona, and is responsible for hundreds of thousands of jobs across the Southwest.

And that might be just the beginning. With economic and educational reforms underway, Mexico’s rise could accelerate. By one estimate, Mexico will be the world’s fifth largest economy by 2050.

Yes, Mexico faces serious problems of corruption and violence at home. But the country is also investing billions of dollars in infrastructure and transportation near the border. That is …

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