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Economic Development
Economic development

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of economic underdevelopment? Southern Californians probably have a better understanding of the term than many other Americans. California, one of the richest states in the United States, shares a border with the poor Mexican state of Baja California. Many Californians have had the unforgettable experience of crossing the U.S.–Mexico border at San Diego, arriving in the Mexican city of Tijuana, which essentially takes the traveler from an orderly and prosperous urban area to a much poorer one—a striking contrast for people on both sides of the border. At the same time, thousands of Mexicans can be seen crossing the border from Tijuana to San Diego, drawn by the substantially higher ...

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