Doña Ana County & The New Mexico Borderplex is part of a three-state, two-nation region that is home to more than 2.5 million residents. The region, comprised of the Las Cruces NM MSA, the El Paso TX MSA and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, is the largest metropolitan area along the U.S.-Mexico border. DAC is home to the intersection of BNSF and Union Pacific rail service and highway access via Interstate 10 & 25. Equidistant to ports of Long Beach and Houston.
As one of the largest manufacturing hubs in North America, the Borderplex is already a globally competitive advanced manufacturing center, with over 340 significant manufacturing operations, employing over 275,000 individuals in the region to include top engineering talent from around the globe. Possessing the largest bilingual and bicultural workforce in the Western Hemisphere has only added to the production-sharing success story as well as the existence of a unique cultural diversity and acceptance not found elsewhere.
The Borderplex offers unlimited opportunities for companies to supply their customers on both the East and West Coasts. National markets can be served by truck via Interstate 10 and 25. Doña Ana County is also home to a port of entry with Mexico connected to I-10 via highway 136.
The NM Borderplex is home to the intersection of Interstate 10 & 25 allowing excellent access to nearly any part of the US. I-10 which is the southernmost cross-country highway in the US interstate highway system connects California to Florida. I-25 is a primary north-south highway connecting New Mexico to Wyoming.
El Paso International airport is the primary commercial air service for the region providing 45 daily non-stop flights to 15 destinations.
The Las Cruces International Airport (LRU) is a thriving general aviation airport located right off Interstate 10 on the West Mesa about 10 minutes from downtown Las Cruces. The airport has three runways (including a precision instrument approach), two full-service fixed based operators, ample tie-down space, and plenty of room to grow. LRU is an ideal location for general and corporate aviation, Unmanned Aerial activity, and testing and system development with commercial traffic expected in 2023.
The Santa Teresa International Jetport is a full-service airport catering to southern Doña Ana County, the City of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua area. The Jetport’s runway accommodates a wide variety of air traffic including business jets, single- and multi-engine aircraft, turboprops and helicopters. Airport users include transient operators and the pilots based at the Jetport. An international port of entry, the Jetport’s FAA Identifier is KDNA and is serviced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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