Our Region

Western Texas,  Southern New Mexico &  Northern Chihuahua


Population 2,502,265 inhabitants1
Education 66,746  university enrollments1
Employment 897,813 workers1
Trade USD 86 billion on average2
1 Source: BRMP, Borderplex Economic Outlook to 2016, UTEP Business Report. November 2014
2 Source: Borderplex Alliance. October 2013

Seated at the crossroads of North America, just to the east of the continental divide, the Paso del Norte region offers the most efficient overland trade route between the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Complementing this east-west trade route, the Paso del Norte, as its name suggests, provides a strategic gateway between central Mexico and the Front Range of the Rockies, extending all the way into northern Canada.

The juncture of these north-south and east-west trade routes makes the Paso del Norte region a critical nexus of material resources, capital, labor, and culture, drawing from the furthest reaches of the Americas.