Nogales SCC Profiles, Monday, 11/9/09, 6:55 AM

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

Octavio Von Borstel, Nogales Mayor, says work is getting underway on the $213 million expansion of the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, a project funded by federal stimulus money. The Mayor, who is Vice-Chair of the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz Port Authority, says this project will lead to an economic “boom” for communities on both sides of the border. He says sales taxes will increase and it will be easier for people to cross the border  He says it will also create jobs.