A Mexican company brings jobs to Texas

I liked this story because it shows that international trade can actually bring jobs into the country, instead of endlessly sending them out:

Company to choose TX city for $42 million plant
— reported by Associated Press, found at the KTRK ABC Channel 13 site

A Mexico-based manufacturer will select either San Antonio or Seguin as the location for a $42 million recycled paper plant, city officials said.

Copasba, based in Puebla, Mexico, is choosing between the cities for a plant to supply raw material to a sister operation in Mexico, the San Antonio Express-News reported. The Texas location would produce recycled paper, which would then be exported to a Puebla plant to complete finished products such as toilet paper, napkins and paper towels, according to the newspaper.

San Antonio City Councilman Roland Gutierrez said the plant would initially bring at least 150 jobs to the area, including engineering positions. He said the lowest-paid worker would earn $28,000 annually.

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