The Borderplex Region, comprised of the Las Cruces NM MSA, the El Paso TX MSA and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico is the largest metropolitan area along the U.S.-Mexico border. This dynamic area is home to more than 2.5 million people and offers unlimited opportunities for business location and expansion.
The Borderplex is the 7th largest manufacturing center in North America with total manufacturing employment exceeding 230,000. The New Mexico Borderplex is adjacent to over 300 maquilas in Juarez, who manufacture of a wide variety of products ranging from electronics to automotive parts. Mexico is the leading export destination for the state of New Mexico, and third in value for imports. Mexico is the third leading trading partner for the United States. More than $80B in US-Mexico trade crossed through its ports in 2011, 18% of all US-Mexico trade.
The Borderplex offers unlimited opportunities for manufacturers to supply their customers on both the East and West Coasts. National markets can be served by truck via Interstate 10 and 25, by rail via Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe or by air cargo through El Paso International Airport, the Las Cruces International Airport and the Doña Ana County Airport at Santa Teresa. Due to its southern location, weather related delays through the Borderplex are rare.
The U.S. Port of Entry at Santa Teresa, New Mexico is one of the most modern on the U.S.-Mexico border. Two industrial parks are located in close proximity to the port and contain over three million square feet of industrial space. These parks are within one of only a handful of locations with an established overweight zone coupling the intermodal facilities and industrial parks.
Workforce and training initiatives are one of the top priorities of the community. Doña Ana Community College offers a number of specialized on-site training programs enabling new plants to train for specific job descriptions in a short time frame. These training programs can be funded through the Job Training Incentive Program. The NMSU College of Engineering houses the Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center (M-TEC) that provides free services to local companies with economic development potential.
A few of the major employers in the Borderplex include: A.O. Smith Electrical Products, Boeing Company, Philips Consumer Electronics, Siemens Automotive Electric, Delphi Automotive Systems, Leviton Manufacturing, Eureka, Foxconn Technology Group, Menlo Logistics, and J.H. Rose.
Is the Borderplex the Right Space for your manufacturing or logistics business? Call us today and we’ll help you answer that question.