El Paso is the largest metro area along the Texas-Mexico border which boasts a best-in-class, business friendly operating environment while also offering a great living experience. Our region represents one of the largest manufacturing centers in North America and is recognized as globally competitive. This is largely due to El Paso's unique quality of possessing the largest bilingual and bi-cultural workforce in the Western Hemisphere.
As the sixth-largest city in Texas, El Paso is a top 20% U.S. performing economy and continues to experience positive economic growth by attracting new businesses and helping existing companies to grow. The City's focus is to create new employment opportunities in 21st century industries, maintain a great quality of life, and facilitate business growth at the local and international levels.
Spotlight El Paso
#1 Lowest Crime Rate in the U.S. for a population of 500,000 and over for the 4th year in a row (CQ Press, January 2014)
#5 Best in Nationwide Well-Being Index 2014 (Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, April 2015)
#7 Best City for Veterans in the United States 2015 (WalletHub, November 2015)
#7 on the Best-and-Worst Performing Metropolitan Areas by Change in Prosperity list, 2009-2014 (Metro Monitor 2016, January 2016)
#11 on the 2015 National Tourism Quality Performance Rankings list (Resonance Report, August 2015)
#16 on the Top 20 Metro Areas to Start a Business in America list (CNBC.com, August 2016)
Top 20 of America's Best Performing Cities for growth in jobs, income and high-tech GDP -- among 200 largest metros (Milken Institute, January 2012)
Ranked No. 2 in Top 25 Foreign Trade Zones (Global Trade, 2013)
Ranked in the Top cities for first-time home buyers (wallethub.com, 2016)