Mayor’s Mexico trip builds bridges, not walls



Fort Worth wants Mexico to know: We want to build bridges, not walls.

Mayor Betsy Price and Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings embarked on a trade trip to Mexico City earlier this month.

The “nonstop” visit had the two mayors meeting Mexican officials to talk possible business endeavors, give advice and promote Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

“If we build bridges with them and weave together the three cities … you’re looking at jobs, you’re looking at dollars coming into the country,” Price told Star-Telegram reporter Sandra Baker.

Price told Star-Telegram reporter Andrea Ahles that trade between Mexico and the two Texas cities totaled to more than $1.3 billion last year.

This trip helped solidify ties between the areas and clear up some tension likely created from Donald Trump’s wall-building comments.

“Once they get to know you, they have a better level of trust, and that’s what part of these trips are about, building relationships, building bridges.”

Keep on building those bridges, Mayor Price.