Lubbock hosts international conference this week - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/30/09

Lubbock hosts international conference this week

LUBBOCK TX (KCBD) - Lubbock is throwing something of an international gala starting Wednesday and continuing Thursday. More than 200 people from nine states, Canada, and Mexico are expected to attend the 12th annual "Port-to-Plains" conference.

The Lubbock-based nonprofit advocacy group's main focus is to build a 2,300 mile four-lane divided highway from the Mexico border all the way up to Alberta, Canada.

"When we recognized the significance of being a member in this great alliance and we are essentially the northern anchor for the alliance," says Len Mitzel who is here from Canada.  "We have 3 and-a-half million people and 80% of what we produce goes to the United States."

Lubbock is the largest member city on the ports-to-plains corridor.

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