Partner Organizations Supporting El Paso Businesses
- South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network
Provides one-on-one business advising, technical assistance, training programs, advocacy, and research services. Their business development advisors have extensive experience and training in diverse industries. Many have been business owners themselves and understand what it takes to build a successful business.
- Better Business Bureau Paso del Norte
Serves Texas in El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties and the State of Chihuahua, Mexico. They work to promote marketplace trust by accrediting businesses that have pledged to adhere to the BBB’S Ethical Standards so consumers can have confidence in their marketplace decisions. They also work to educate the community regarding good purchasing habits and provide important news and alerts regarding scams.
- El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Leading resource for businesses and a strong advocate in supporting the growth of the El Paso Border Metroplex. Provides contracting opportunities, financial lending assistance, HUB certifications, trainings, advocating, networking and advertising.
- El Paso Chamber
Provides high-quality opportunities for connecting, coaching, advocating, and innovating that drive excellence in and around El Paso.
- Workforce Solutions Borderplex
Non-profit opportunity incubator, personalizing the career path and connecting the right people to the right positions. Resources and programs available for job seekers and employers.
- U.S. Small Business Administration – El Paso District Office
The SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses. They provide access to capital, entrepreneurial development, government contracting and advocacy.
- SBA Veteran-owned Businesses Resources
Devoted exclusively to promoting veteran entrepreneurship, the Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) facilitates the use of all SBA programs by veterans, service-disabled veterans, reservists, active-duty service members, transitioning service members, and their dependents or survivors. SBA programs provide access to capital and preparation for small business opportunities. They can also connect veteran small business owners with federal procurement and commercial supply chains.
- Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council
The Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (SMSDC), an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) focuses on certifying, developing, connecting and advocating for minority-owned businesses. The SMSDC services Southwest Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico and has offices in Austin, San Antonio and El Paso.
- Contract Opportunities Center (PTAC)
The Contract Opportunities Center, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The COC provides specialized and professional assistance to individuals and businesses seeking to learn about contracting and subcontracting opportunities, who are actively seeking contracting and subcontracting opportunities and/or performing under contracts and subcontracts with DOD, other federal agencies, or state and local governments.
We are excited to work with you!
The Business Development Division is dedicated to our business community, acknowledging their importance and contribution to our city’s job growth and economic development. With a successful and thriving business climate, we work in collaboration with our local and state partner organizations to recruit, retain, and expand businesses. The Business Retention and Expansion Task Force, a community partnership, collaboratively works to improve El Paso’s business climate, ensuring that local businesses have the tools and resources they need to succeed and grow. For more information please contact us at (915) 212-0094.