MCALLEN, Texas – Luis Bazán, director of the Pharr International Bridge, says there are 400 companies moving from China to Mexico in order to be closer to the North American market.

Bazán said he learned this fact while on a trade visit to Mexico. He said the job of he and his team now is to visit those companies and make sure they move their product across the Pharr International Bridge.

Bazán was a guest speaker at South Texas College’s 3rd Annual Binational Educational Symposium. The symposium was held over two days and streamed live to various colleges in Mexico. 

The second morning of the event was held in-person at STC’s McAllen campus. Bazán’s presentation was part of the in-person portion of the event. Co-sponsoring the symposium were La Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas and INDEX Reynosa, the maquiladora trade association.

Much of Bazán’s presentation was aimed at the students in the audience and those watching online. He told them about the many facets of international trade and how they could forge great careers in that industry.

The attached audio file focuses on Bazán’s remarks about the growth of the Pharr International Bridge, the plans of Pharr leaders to build a second span at the bridge, and what he learned in Mexico about firms in China that are moving to Mexico.


Editor’s Note: The main image accompanying the above news story shows Luis Bazán speaking at Pharr Bridge Board’s fresh produce season kickoff event, held at the Pharr International Bridge last month.

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