The initiative has united more than two hundred businesses, civic and government leaders from both sides to prove that free trade works, and that the region has even greater potential when viewed not as two separate economies, but as a combined bi-national one. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-30/the-border-economy-works-in-spite-of-trump
Globalization has opened the world and redefined our understanding of borders. People and economies are now intricately connected by technology, trade, communications, and simpler regulations. But while some are kicking the doors further open, others are struggling to slam them shut. Standing on the Mexican-US border, one foot on either side, this is what the view looks like from an economic perspective:
Borders offer opportunities for exponential economic growth, competitiveness, and direct and indirect prosperity to adjacent communities, but with those the alteration of demographics and the import-export of violence, crime, and other illicit economies.