Notice of Public Hearing of to consider an Ordinance approving a Tax Abatement Agreement, Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 9:00 AM
Nestled between the scenic Franklin Mountains and the Rio Grande, the City of El Paso was incorporated in 1873 and spans over 255 square miles of high desert terrain. Located at the confluence of two countries and three states, Texas, Chihuahua and New Mexico, El Paso serves as the epicenter to a population of 2.5 million people, forming the largest bilingual and binational workforce in the Western Hemisphere called the Borderplex Region. The Borderplex is comparable in size to the San Antonio, Sacramento, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati metro areas.
The Borderplex region also boasts the presence of three military bases: Fort Bliss, the largest regional military complex in the United States and headquarters for the 1st Armored Division; White Sands Missile Range, the Department of Defense’s largest, fully-instrumented open-air range; and Holloman Air Force Base, one of the Air Education and Training Command’s busiest installations. In addition to the military, the federal government has a strong presence in El Paso to manage its status and unique issues as a border region. The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and the U.S. Customs Service all have agency operations in El Paso to regulate traffic and goods through ports of entry from Mexico.
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