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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Jerry Pacheco
The original developer's grandiose dream for turning this wide-open swath of desert into a modern, binational industrial hub complete with country clubs and residential neighborhoods filled with workers was written off years ago as just another border boom gone bust.
In the ensuing years, three new major developers came in and built the industrial park space but housing starts failed to keep up, Mr. Pacheco said.
"What happened was that Charlie Crowder didn't have the capital and he went bankrupt," said Jerry Pacheco, an economic development adviser who has been working on the border for more than 20 years. "While the probate courts were settling all that, we lost a lot of momentum."