Manufacturing in Mexico

El Paso is a key maquiladora industry distribution center location due to the economic linkages that it shares with Juarez, Mexico.

Quality of Life Facts

  • El Paso has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation for communities over 500,000 inhabitants.
  • El Paso is home to recreational and cultural festivals such as the Hueco Rock Rodeo and the KLAQ International Balloonfest.
  • The Sun Bowl, the Neon Desert Music Festival, the Sun City Music Festival, the Plaza Classic Film Festival all take Place in El Paso.
  • El Paso is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks Triple A affiliate baseball club, the El Paso Chihuahuas

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El Paso and Juarez - Intersection of Possibilities

El Paso is a key maquiladora distribution center location due to the extensive and deep commercial linkages that it shares with its cross border economic partner, Juarez.

The city is located at the approximate mid-point along the two-thousand-mile border that the United States shares with Mexico. It’s position as a maquiladora distribution center on major Interstate 10 facilitates the shipping of goods and commodities to and from the area. To the West I-10 continues from El Paso to Los Angeles, while moving eastward I-10 transits the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston metropolitan areas and links with other routes to connect to El Paso to the U.S. Southeast. Interstate I-10 also merges to the north of El Paso, at Las Cruces, New Mexico, to with I-25 which goes northward to Denver to connect there with the central portion of the country.

Population 684,000
Manufacturing Workforce 410,400
Transportation and Logistics Tecma Logistics
Major Universities University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso Community College
Western Technical College
Vista College


Ports of entry

El Paso International Airport

Paso del Norte

Bridge of the Americas

Ysleta Port of Entry

BSNF Railroad Bridge

Road & Rail

US Interstates 10 and 25

Union Pacific Railroad

BSNF Railway

Consider a maquiladora operation across the border with Mexico in Juarez, if you are…

  • 1.Looking to operate in a strategic geographic location that facilitates shipments to markets in both the East and West.
  • 2.Looking to do business in an international community with three generations of manufacturing experience.
  • 3.Seeking to take advantage of the considerable resources that are located on both sides of the international boundary.

Manufacturing Industries in Juarez

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Medical Devices
  • Electric Parts
  • Metal Mechanical Parts
  • Plastics
  • Telecommunications
  • Appliances

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