The Paso del Norte Region

Texas, New Mexico, Chihuahua, and the United States and Mexico

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.