Our City's focus is to create new employment opportunities in the 21st century industries, maintain a great quality of life, and facilitate business growth at the local and international levels.
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. Our area creates an intersection of possibilities for economic development.
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.
The Economic and International Development Department is currently working virtually.
Please contact the Economic Development office for a directory listing of personnel to assist you on information on our site:
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Texas Comptroller’s Chapter 380 and 381 Agreement Database
We want to help you and your business flourish, we are offering small businesses the opportunity to receive grants and assistance. Learn more about the economic resiliency resources for small businesses.
El Paso Business Strong Portal
The El Paso Foreign Trade Zone is core to our regional and international business. It is an integral part of the City's investment strategy providing a business platform to prosper in the region. Learn more about and become part of the FTZ.
El Paso's Foreign Trade Zone
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is providing a Coronavirus Small Business Guide that will help you know all your available resources to help your business bounce back and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Small Business Guide
Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order No.GA-34 lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. Wearing a face covering is still strongly encouraged.
Executive Order No. GA-34
As the 22nd largest city in the U.S., El Paso represents one of the largest international border metroplexes in the world because it borders the state of New Mexico and the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. El Paso has many business related accomplishments which include:
El Pasoans are ready for new and diverse options in grocery, dining and entertainment, sports & outdoor recreation, destination concepts, and many more! Expanding our base of quality retail is a priority and we would like to extend an invitation to become part of our growing and vibrant community! Within the last two years, our city has welcomed numerous retailers with open arms and record-setting grand openings.