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El Paso Government

Economic Development

El Paso is the largest metro area along the Texas-Mexico border which boasts a best-in-class, business friendly operating environment while also offering a great living experience. Our region represents one of the largest manufacturing centers in North America and is recognized as globally competitive. This is largely due to El Paso's unique quality of possessing the largest bilingual and bi-cultural workforce in the Western Hemisphere.

As the sixth-largest city in Texas, El Paso is a top 20% U.S. performing economy and continues to experience positive economic growth by attracting new businesses and helping existing companies to grow. The City's focus is to create new employment opportunities in 21st century industries, maintain a great quality of life, and facilitate business growth at the local and international levels.

Business Development

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.

About Business Services

Bienvenidos and Welcome to the City of El Paso's Business Services webpage! Whether it be demographic, market data, workforce, labor costs, state or local incentives, our Business Services team is here to meet your needs. El Paso is the '#1 Best Run City in Texas' (WalletHub, July 2017) and is also recognized for its Achievement in Organizational Development (Quality Texas Foundation, June 2018). El Paso stands at the forefront of communities transcending borders and supports a best-in-class, business friendly operating environment. Our region represents one of the largest manufacturing centers in North America, is recognized as globally competitive and has the largest bilingual and bicultural workforce in the Western Hemisphere. Please continue to navigate our website and should you have any further questions, contact our Assistant Director Eddie Garcia at 915-212-1570. We are eager and ready to work with you!

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's 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 .

Fire Department

Changing Today to Achieve the Vision of Our Future

Welcome to the El Paso Fire Department Website. We continue striving to provide a helpful resource to the members of this community. Feel free to browse around and offer us any suggestions. Enjoy your visit.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Fire Department is to provide emergency response, prevention, preparedness and education to residents, businesses and visitors of our city so they can live safely and prosper in a hazard-resilient community.

Police Department

"It is the mission of the El Paso Police Department to provide services with integrity and dedication, to preserve life, to enforce the law, and to work in partnership with the community to enhance the quality of life in the City of El Paso".

Core of Values

We respect life...
We hold the preservation of life as our sacred duty.
Our value of human life set our priorities.

We revere the truth...
We accept nothing less than truth, honesty
and integrity in our profession.

We enforce the law...
We recognize that our basic responsibility is
to enforce the law. Our role is to resolve problems
through the law, not to judge or punish.

We seek community partnership...
We view the people of our community as partners
who deserve our concern, care and attention. We are
committed to reducing the fear of crime in our
community, and we endeavor to do this by
creating partnerships in our neighborhoods.

We honor our police powers...
We understand that our police powers are
derived from the people we serve. We do not
tolerate the abuse of our police authority.

We conduct ourselves with dignity...
We recognize that our personal conduct, both
on and off duty, is inseparable from the professional
reputation of both the officer and the department.

About Neighborhood Services


In 2006, the City of El Paso created the Neighborhood Services Division within the Department of Community and Human Development to implement neighborhood-oriented programs. These programs assist residents to actively engage in improving and preserving their neighborhoods and to facilitate opportunities for citizens to be involved in local government.

Goal: Build strong neighborhoods by encouraging community leadership and civic engagement .

To revitalize, improve and maintain the quality of El Paso's neighborhoods by communicating with residents and addressing their concerns and needs.


  • Connect residents to City services related to neighborhood needs.
  • Provide support and assistance for the development and sustainability of neighborhood associations.
  • Serve as a source of communication between the City of El Paso and El Paso's neighborhoods.

Core Services

  • Neighborhood Associations
    • Formation, registration and sustainability of neighborhood groups
  • Neighborhood Summit
    • Annual forum to highlight citizen involvement in the community through keynote speakers, workshops and an information fair
  • Neighborhood Leadership Academy
    • Annual educational program to teach residents how their city government functions and operates
  • Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP)
    • Competitive public improvement program for small-scale neighborhood projects by neighborhood associations (program availability contingent on budget allocation)
  • Neighborhood Revitalization Strategies
    • Comprehensive, community-driven approach that details specific goals, objectives and actions to revitalize distressed neighborhoods
    • Builds partnerships with government entities, community stakeholders and residents to implement strategies that address safety & security, neighborhood appearance, housing, community services, economic development, workforce development, neighborhood facilities, education, infrastructure, and land use.

Contact Information

Community and Human Development Department
Neighborhood Services Division
CITY 3 - 801 Texas
El Paso, TX 79901


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