CALEXICO — The interest in an "incubator" in Calexico to cultivate American technology for use in Mexican maquiladoras has waned, according to a letter sent to the city by Leonard Smith, regional director of the Economic Development Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
"The proposed high-technology manufacturing and information incubator now would be speculative," Smith's letter reads.
He adds: "Because we have been advised that the project is no longer feasible, EDA is returning the application materials to you."
EDA was advised the project is no longer considered feasible by Brad Ward, president of the Small Manufacturers Association of California.
The project would have been a partnership between the city of Calexico, Imperial County, the SMAC and the Department of Commerce and dependent on the success of an application to the department for funding.