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Doing Business on the Border

Situated on the border of two nations and three states, El Paso 's location also presents a unique array of opportunities. El Paso and its sister city, Ciudad Juarez, (located in the Mexican state of Chihuahua) comprise the largest metropolitan area on the border between the United States and Mexico; in fact, the downtown areas of these two cities are within walking distance of each other.

El Paso 's proximity to Mexico furnishes an excellent opportunity for businesses to capitalize on NAFTA, the maquiladora industry, and other prospects in Central and South America, especially when used in conjunction with El Paso 's Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) #68. Encompassing over 2,500 acres in 17 non-contiguous sites, FTZ #68 is the lowest cost and second highest volume general purpose FTZ in the United States .

Additional Links

A Night at Chico’s-
http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/night-chico%E2%80%99s

The Best Laid Plan-
http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/best-laid-plan

Pride and Prejudice-
http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/pride-and-prejudice-0

An Ode to Album Park-
http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/ode-album-park

The Other Ellis Island-
http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/other-ellis-island

Foreign Trade Zone
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