Economic Development

Retail Recruitment & Expansion

Make El Paso, Texas Part of Your Southwest Expansion Plans

As the 22nd largest city in the U.S., El Paso draws a consumer base of more than 2.6 million people and was ranked by the US News & World Report as a Best Place to Live in the US for Quality of Life.  Bordering the state of New Mexico and the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, El Paso represents one of the largest international border metroplexes in the world. In 2018 alone, El Paso generated more than $12.5 billion in retail sales and produced a Gross Domestic Product of over $32.5 billion. Home to Fort Bliss, the Department of Defense‚Äôs second largest installation, and the University of Texas El Paso, a Tier 1 Research University, our community boasts a young, highly educated, and diverse population.  

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 you 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. For more information, contact Kelly Kotlik at (915) 212-1623 or KotlikKP@elpasotexas.gov.