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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and governors from Mexican states have wrapped up two days of meetings in Albuquerque that touched on everything from economic partnerships and health care to border violence.

Brewer said during a news conference Friday that there might be a geographical border between the states, but that shouldn't keep elected officials from working toward prosperity for people on both sides.

Brewer, Martinez and representatives from Texas noted the billions of dollars in exports that move from their states to Mexico each year.

Martinez says the border region represents one quarter of the nation's gross domestic product and the time is now to develop new strategies for improving communication, transportation and infrastructure along the U.S-Mexico border.

The Mexican states of Chihuahua, Baja California and Sonora were represented.

Associated Press,

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