First Mexican state joins Lubbock-based highway group - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

First Mexican state joins Lubbock-based highway group

By James Clark | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock-based international organization just became even more international.  Last week Ports To Plains announced Coahuila, Mexico became first Mexican state to join.

The Ports To Plains highway system, when complete, will connect Mexico to Canada through Lubbock.  The Lubbock-based Ports To Plains Alliance is a group of state & local governments that lobby for the highway projects. 

"Coahuila is a strong trade partner for our members and will be a great addition to Ports-to-Plains," says Ports-to-Plains President Michael Reeves.

Ports To Plains says in a written statement that Coahuila has committed to upgrading the highway corridor in their state from Acuña to Torreón. 

The statement quotes Plains Cotton Growers Executive Vice President Steve Verett as saying, "Mexico is one of the top 3 importers of U.S. cotton, and especially important to the Texas cotton industry due to the proximity."

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