Our Opinion: Mexicans give economic boostby Tucson Citizen on May. 14, 2009, under Edge, Local, Opinion
The next time you see several Sonora license plates in the parking lot of a Tucson store, you’re seeing your taxes being cut.
The Tucson area reaped $968.7 million in direct economic benefits from July 2007 through June 2008. That’s up from $280.2 million in 2001, according to a University of Arizona study released this week.
Dollars that Mexicans spend in Tucson boost our economy and are responsible for employing many Tucsonans.
Sales and other taxes paid by those shoppers are taxes that don’t have to be collected from the rest of us.
Many complain about the problems of living close to the international border. But there is a substantial upside.