Economic Development Policies, Incentives, and Guidelines
Chapter 381 Incentives Policy
Mission Trail Guidelines
Infill Development Guidelines
Healthy Food Financing Initiative Guidelines
Chapter 381 Incentives Application
Infill Development Application
Historic Structure & Façade Application
Customized Training Application
Economic Impact Fund Policy
Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Fund Policy
WHY EL PASO
When compared to other similar areas of the country, El Paso County stands out as an excellent business location. In El Paso County, you will find:
• A highly educated and trained workforce
• A vibrant network of biomedical, clean technologies, homeland security and high technology electronics;
• Low cost of living with a high quality life;
• Business friendly taxes (no state corporate income tax)
• Affordable and attractive real estate options;
• Excellent transportation network connecting you to ports of entry and
• Excellent public schools
El Paso County is the largest metro area on the Texas/México border. As a best in-class-location, El Paso offers one of North America’s most efficient business environments while affording a great living experience. The largest city in the county is El Paso and there are several smaller communities that are integrated and contribute to the regional economy with a diversity of cultures, as well as a variety of urban and rural settings. Smaller communities include: Anthony, Canutillo, Clint, Horizon City, San Elizario, Socorro, and Vinton, Texas.
Our Global Presence
El Paso County is strategically located on the U.S. / México border with its sister City of Ciudad Juarez, making it the largest bi-national region in the world. El Paso County has seen a transformation in its commercial and urban setting as major investors have taken note of its great location, favorable business climate, and world class infrastructure including:
• Large clusters of manufacturing: automotive, electronics, and biomedical;
• State-of-the-art technology infrastructure;
• Access to a regional market of more than 3 million;
• Five ports of entry serving US/Mexico trade;
• El Paso International Airport linking industry to global markets;
• One of only eight international communication gateways in the U.S.
El Paso County has one of the youngest and most diverse populations in the United States.
• El Paso County is the most diverse city in the nation with a great mix of people, culture and industries. We are the future of America.
• El Paso County offers affordable and diverse neighborhoods, from urban living to country living.
• A great climate made for outdoor enjoyment and recreation nearly year round
• Many professional and amateur sports venues and events
• It’s the Mexican food capital of the US
• A natural environment for hikers, mountain climbing, and highlighted by parks and trails
• A creative culture that supports the arts, music and the theater
• Year-round festivals and celebrations for people of all ages • If you work hard and dream big, anything is possible in El Paso County.
Quality Of Life
El Paso’s rugged background provides a natural setting with a national park and a state park that is nestled in the Franklin Mountains that split part of the urban community. According to US News and World Report, “El Paso was No. 9 on the list of the 20 best metro areas for quality of life. The rankings were compiled based on topics such as crime rates, education, morning commute times, quality, well-being and availability of health care.” In 2013, Livability called “El Paso's amenities, natural beauty, safety rankings and a list of new projects now under construction make it one of the Southwest's hottest cities.” El Paso County has evolved into an urban cultural renaissance with a creative class of young talent that sees the value of living in the border that offers a variety of lifestyles, cultural diversity with an assortment of outdoor sports, festivals, recreation and entertainment venues.
US News and World Report indicated in a June 16, 2016 article ranking the best metros for quality of life.
Livability called El Paso’s Quality of Life Keeps Improving in an online article on November 25, 2013.