This cooperative, comprised of 41 members (open to all members of the community) is at a pivotal stage in their growth and development. As beneficiaries of the 3x1 program, a collaboration between Mexican immigrants from Santa Elena in the US and federal, state, and local governments in Mexico, they will soon complete a high tech processing and fabrication plant. In this program, Mexican immigrants in the US have worked with members of their own community to decide what project to invest in and it is a significant investment. The point of this investment is to provide economic opportunities in this town, in part, so that people can have a viable income and do not have to migrate to the US.