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How Can You Close the Digital Divide in Your Community? Start with a Needs Assessment
The shape of the digital divide is different in each community. Affordability, infrastructure, lack of devices or skills, and low awareness of the internet’s benefits can all be factors.
Snapshot: El Paso job growth at postrecession high
New Mexico recovery lags amid energy, government sector weakness
New Mexico?s unique history is reflected in the state?s demographics and economy. Tourism, energy and government have traditionally driven activity. Although government once bolstered growth, it is now a drag. While new industries have emerged and trade with Mexico has grown, economic recovery has been slow.
Tourism and recreation a bright spot in the Big Bend region
Although challenges exist for the Big Bend region, bullish cattle prices, Mexico?s reforms, the energy boom in the Permian Basin and a stronger U.S. economy all bode well for the tricounty area. Furthermore, tourism and recreation provide the region a new avenue of growth.
Border Cities Miss Texas Economic Upturn
Employment growth along the Texas?Mexico border slowed in 2017, as the region dealt with the cross-currents of the strong U.S. economic expansion and a pickup in Texas activity, along with a slowing Mexican economy and weaker peso.
U.S.–Mexico manufacturing: back in the race?
After joining the World Trade Organization, China made great strides in global manufacturing. But in recent years, manufacturing has shifted back to North America, and in some sectors, Mexico has a clear advantage over China. North America?s improved manufacturing outlook bodes well for the U.S.?Mexico border region.
Community Broadband Survey Paves Way for Expanding Digital Access in Southern New Mexico
Like millions of people across the U.S., many residents of Doña Ana County in southern New Mexico struggle to find the internet access they need for school, work and daily life.