The Borderplex Region offers access to three states and two nations within a 45-mile radius, which includes:
A young, sharp, hardworking and ready to make their mark workforce - you won’t find more loyal talent anywhere. With nine institutions of higher education in the region and a median age of 32, you’ll find the people you need to get the job done.
With some of the largest and most valuable military installations in the nation, six international ports of entry, and billions recently invested in roads, highways, and downtown redevelopment, our region is primed for your next project.
Tornados? Hurricanes? Blizzards? Flooding? Earthquakes? Mudslides? Rolling blackouts? Snow days? Nope. With over 297 sunny days a year, you can invest with confidence in our region.
With six international ports of entry, rail, freight, and air connectivity options, our region is an established logistics hub that will get your products and people where they need to be, just in time.
U.S. Route 54 (US 54): an east–west U.S. highway that runs northeast–southwest from El Paso, Texas, to Griggsville, Illinois. The Union Pacific Railroad's Tucumcari Line runs parallel to US 54 from El Paso to Pratt, Kansas, which comprises about two-thirds of the route.
U.S. Route 62 (US 62): a U.S. highway that runs from the Mexico–U.S. border at El Paso, TX to the Canada-US border at Niagara Falls, NY. In Texas, the highway exists in two segments separated by a segment in New Mexico. US 62 is a major corridor in West Texas as it connects the cities of El Paso and Lubbock.
U.S. Highway 85 (US 85): begins at the Mexico–U.S. border between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez at the Paso del Norte International Bridge for northbound traffic and the Good Neighbor International Bridge for southbound traffic. The approximately 20-mile route briefly overlays US 62 in downtown El Paso, then traverses north along the city's west side before merging with the combined route of Interstate 10 and US 180. The route then follows I-10 and US 180 through the towns of Vinton and Anthony before crossing the New Mexico state line into the town of Anthony, New Mexico, in Doña Ana County.
U.S. Highway 180 (US 180): a U.S. highway that runs from Valle, Arizona, to Hudson Oaks, Texas.
Interstate 10 (I-10): the southernmost cross-country highway in the American Interstate Highway System. I-10 is the fourth-longest Interstate in the United States Access. Major cities connected by I-10 include (from west to east) Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Cruces, El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Gulfport, Mobile, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville.
IH 110: connects IH 10 and U.S. 54 (Patriot Freeway) in El Paso with the Bridge of the Americas Port of Entry into Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The short freeway also provides local access to U.S. 62 (Paisano Drive) and Chamizal National Memorial. IH 110 southbound travels independent of U.S. 54 on flyover ramps, and the same northbound with the exception of the ramp to IH 10 west.
El Paso International Airport (IATA: ELP, ICAO: KELP, FAA LID: ELP): the largest civil airport in West Texas. Along with West Texas, this airport services Southern New Mexico and Northern Mexico. Airlines include: Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United. Wait times average 4 - 9 minutes for general entry and 1 - 6 minutes for pre-check.
*Note: The City of El Paso is the Grantee and General Purpose (GP) Operator of Foreign-Trade Zone 68, a business platform for domestic and foreign trade to prosper in the region. It is administered through El Paso International Airport. The zone consists of 5 regional sites totaling 3,443 acres throughout the city and within El Paso County. FTZ boundaries can be set up around any company facility within the El Paso County boundaries via a Minor Boundary Modification process.
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