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The Borderplex Alliance

The Borderplex Alliance The Borderplex Alliance promotes the regional economic development of the binational, bicultural area of El Paso, Juarez, Mexico, and Southern New Mexico.

Schneider Electric Selects El Paso as Location for New Manufacturing Plant to Boost Domestic Manufacturing Capacityhttps...
02/15/2022

Schneider Electric Selects El Paso as Location for New Manufacturing Plant to Boost Domestic Manufacturing Capacity

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Congratulations to Borderplex Alliance executive Karin Rios! http://www.elpasoinc.com/news/business_announcements/young-...
12/03/2021
Young El Paso professionals graduate from Realize Board Training program

Congratulations to Borderplex Alliance executive Karin Rios! http://www.elpasoinc.com/news/business_announcements/young-el-paso-professionals-graduate-from-realize-board-training-program/article_49ebb008-52fe-11ec-a70c-d3a408a604a4.html#tncms-source=article-nav-next

Ten participants recently completed the Realize Board Training by Young Leaders Society program, an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation in partnership with United Way of El Paso

North American Development Bank to invest in new project types to tackle climate change & promote the green economy
12/03/2021
NADB to invest in new project types to tackle climate change & promote the green economy | NADB: North American Development Bank

North American Development Bank to invest in new project types to tackle climate change & promote the green economy

San Antonio, TX – During its second virtual meeting of the year, the Board of Directors of the North American Development Bank (NADB) agreed to complement the Bank’s current lending portfolio with investments in a wider variety of infrastructure projects that will help tackle climate change and ...

Over 70 companies from over 22 nations call the Borderplex region home! 🌎We are excited to be in Atlanta, GA this week a...
11/10/2021

Over 70 companies from over 22 nations call the Borderplex region home! 🌎

We are excited to be in Atlanta, GA this week attending the Transatlantic Business & Investment Council (TBIC), LP annual conference.

The Borderplex Alliance continues to engage with leading FDI experts, gain best practices in workforce development, and utilize cutting edge marketing strategies for our growing region.

11/04/2021

Amazon Begins Hiring Over 500 Full-Time Positions in El Paso

Amazon Begins hiring more than 500 full-time positions ahead of the launch of its new El Paso fulfillment center. Employees will play integral roles within Amazon’s customer fulfillment operations and will work alongside Amazon robotics to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys.

On top of Amazon’s minimum starting wage from $15 an hour, the company offers full-time employees comprehensive benefits including full medical, vision, and dental insurance as well as a 401(k) with 50 percent match starting on day one. The company also offers innovative benefits such as Amazon's Career Choice program, in which the company will pay full college tuition for its front-line employees as part of a $1.2 billion investment to expand education and skills training for its U.S. workforce. Additionally, today Amazon announced a new program called FamilyFlex, which gives employees the resources to create the right balance between home life and work life, including pregnancy and parental leave, adoption assistance, and in select roles, the ability to swap shifts and create custom schedules.

In 2021, Amazon opened over 250 new fulfillment centers, sortation centers, regional air hubs, and delivery stations in the U.S. These are investments that can unlock opportunity, helping to revitalize cities and neighborhoods. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Amazon has hired more than 450,000 people in the U.S., and is now the largest job creator in America. Amazon was recently named by LinkedIn as the No. 1 company where Americans want to work and develop their careers.

The hiring events beginning today are by appointment only and will take place over the next several weeks at the Workforce Solutions Borderplex Center located at 8825 Northloop Drive, El Paso, TX 79907. Amazon’s Workforce Staffing will host events weekl. For more information, text “ELPASONOW to 77088.” Interested candidates can also visit hiring.amazon.com and candidates can search for local jobs using their zip code. Positions are available on a rolling basis and fill up quickly so candidates are encouraged to check back regularly.

Dear Investors, Partners, and Community Leaders:Due to President Calderon's Covid quarantine complications (see message ...
10/21/2021

Dear Investors, Partners, and Community Leaders:

Due to President Calderon's Covid quarantine complications (see message below), the U.S. - Mexico Border Summit will be postponed until early 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience. After nearly a year of planning, preparations, and hard work with partners, this decision was not made lightly.

All sponsorships, tickets, and table purchases for the U.S. - Mexico Border Summit will be honored for a rescheduled date. Registrants will be notified how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.

We're excited to host you early next year and will announce more information, including specific dates in the coming weeks. Your registration will automatically be applied to the rescheduled event. The latest information will always be available at http://borderplexalliance.org.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Borderplex Alliance Wins Economic Development Organization of the Year!
10/06/2021

Borderplex Alliance Wins Economic Development Organization of the Year!

Barela: Re-shoring from China could bring 100,000 new jobs to border region
10/04/2021
Barela: Re-shoring from China could bring 100,000 new jobs to border region

Barela: Re-shoring from China could bring 100,000 new jobs to border region

Thank you, Madam Chairwoman, Mr. Chairman, members of the Committee. My name is Jon Barela. I am the CEO of the Borderplex Alliance. The Borderplex Alliance to my knowledge is the only privately funded which does economic development work and policy advocacy work in three states and two countries. T...

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08/16/2021

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Jon Barela, chief executive officer of the Borderplex Alliance, an economic-development organization based in El Paso, s...
08/16/2021
U.S. Border Businesses Want Back Mexicans Shut Out by Covid-19 Travel Bans

Jon Barela, chief executive officer of the Borderplex Alliance, an economic-development organization based in El Paso, said that Mexican nationals usually comprise between 15% to 30% of retail customers in the El Paso area. So the travel restrictions, he said, are pinching consumer businesses. https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-border-businesses-want-back-mexicans-shut-out-by-covid-19-travel-bans-11628933401?mod=hp_lead_pos7

While retail, restaurants and other establishments have been springing back to life across much of the U.S., many businesses along the southern border have yet to see a rebound, their customers still shut out by travel bans.

Borderplex Alliance CEO Statement on Historic Spaceflights
07/20/2021

Borderplex Alliance CEO Statement on Historic Spaceflights

We would like to thank the Woody and Gayle Hunt Hunt Family Foundation for their continued investment in the Borderplex ...
06/09/2021
Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation | 2020 Annual Report

We would like to thank the Woody and Gayle Hunt Hunt Family Foundation for their continued investment in the Borderplex Alliance and their commitment to improving the quality of life in the Borderplex region. In their 2020 Annual Report, you can read how they have supported our efforts, and other ways they are supporting our communities: https://www.huntfamilyfoundation.com/about/annual-report

Hunt Family Foundation, supporting charitable organizations and initiatives with grants in the Paso del Norte Region of Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua, Mexico.

Borderplex Alliance CEO Urges Reopening of U.S.-Mexico Border
05/20/2021

Borderplex Alliance CEO Urges Reopening of U.S.-Mexico Border

Don't forget to join us for the Distinguished Speaker Series on May 20th. Thank you to our sponsors Borderplex Workforce...
05/13/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Borderplex Alliance Distinguished Speaker Series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Don't forget to join us for the Distinguished Speaker Series on May 20th. Thank you to our sponsors
Borderplex Workforce and Mattress Firm!

Join us https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DH_MpUK_Qbqa4SnvNNSFrg

Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President and CEO Robert S. Kaplan.

Dear Investors and Community Partners:It was an honor and privilege to meet with France's ambassador to the United State...
04/28/2021

Dear Investors and Community Partners:

It was an honor and privilege to meet with France's ambassador to the United States, Philippe Étienne. At the ambassador’s request, we hosted a private meeting to discuss opportunities for foreign direct investment, trade, and business growth between the Borderplex region and France.

Supply chains, immigration, re-shoring, Sino-European and North American relations, the USMCA, and our region’s comparative advantages were all discussed during our hour-long conversation.

France is the third-largest source of foreign direct investment in Texas and French companies employ more than 4,100 people in the Borderplex region.

Ambassador Étienne was gracious, knowledgeable about our region, and eager to spot opportunities for private sector growth.

I’d like to thank Ambassador Étienne, the French Embassy in Washington D.C., and the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs for organizing this productive meeting.

As always, we welcome the chance to showcase our region’s assets and share our compelling and unique business case with the world.

Sincerely,

Jon Barela
CEO
The Borderplex Alliance

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President to Address Borderplex Alliance EL PASO, TEXAS — April 23, 2021 — On Thursday, M...
04/23/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Borderplex Alliance Distinguished Speaker Series. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President to Address Borderplex Alliance

EL PASO, TEXAS — April 23, 2021 — On Thursday, May 20 at 8:30 a.m. MT. Robert S. Kaplan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President and CEO will deliver remarks as part of The Borderplex Alliance’s Distinguished Speaker Series. Following Mr. Kaplan’s remarks, he will take part in a moderated question-and-answer session with members of The Borderplex Alliance.

Jon Barela, CEO of The Borderplex Alliance said, “We're fortunate and grateful to hear from Mr. Kaplan. He brings a wealth of experience, insights, and astute observations about the state of markets and the economy. We invite the community to join us for this thought-provoking discussion."

WHO: Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President and CEO Robert Kaplan

WHAT: The Borderplex Alliance’s Distinguished Speaker Series

WHEN: Thursday, May 20, 8:30 a.m. MT

WHERE: Virtual Event - Register Here

Join us on Thursday, May 20, at 8:30 a.m. MT for an engaging conversation. Space is limited. Reserve your spot today! This event is open to the press.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is brought to you by our generous sponsors.

Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President and CEO Robert S. Kaplan.

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Think critically and independently about what big business means in a community, looks at previous examples, consider the unique characteristics and needs of the community, ask yourself how a company like Amzn stands to benefit from this? why did Amazn select this location? what did local leaders discuss to reach consensus? who was present at negotiations and how do they stand to benefit? did they consult with and evaluate the needs of the community? What other strategies could've achieved the same results w/o the cities subjugation to corporate interests? What will warehouse jobs mean in 5-10 years with automation driving industry innovation and growth (and profit!)? What commitments has Amzn made to improve the lives of our community, beyond economic opportunity and tuition assistance (after 1 year of employment)? How will this impact smaller and local business who are unable to compete with Amzn wages? Will these jobs be guaranteed to El Pasoans or will this result in an influx of people from areas outside of the region? How will this affect the cost of living? How will this create a wider gap between those who work at Amazn and those who don't and what will that mean to the ethos of our city? What will working conditions be like? How does the city plan to ensure that a portion of the profit made by Amzn in the city is equitably reinvested into the community? This issue has me feeling both concerned and disillusioned with local government and politics, and as a citizen, perhaps the only one, that is concerned I believe myself and others deserve transparency, clarity, honesty, and most of all, inclusion, in moments like this when the very future of our city is decided in the hands of the powerful and the few.
What is the Borderplex Alliance position on US pressure to keep supply chains flowing even as workers fall ill to CoVirus?
Don't miss Insights Nerd Night event tomorrow! Learn more about the exciting new local space economy! https://www.facebook.com/events/433389307221272/
El Paso businesspeople's retort to Trump, read my El Paso Times story:
I'm looking for a Promo Code so I may sign-up for this Border Summit.
Borderplex, Santa Teresa competing Amazon HQ2 bids no problem, officials say, read on:
El Paso, borderplex compete for Amazon HQ2,
El Paso-Juarez could become border energy hub -- outtake from recent Borderplex Alliance Border Summit:
Today marked a new era in El Paso, where we joined The Borderplex Alliance in #Borderplex2020, a new initiative that will market this region as a whole!
The Borderplex Alliance just announced their new Borderplex 2020 plan that unites the talent, work and priorities of the Paso del Norte region in Ciudad Juarez, El Paso, and New Mexico! #DTEP #OfficeDistrict In the next few months, Borderplex 2020 will be hosting town halls to get YOUR input! Get involved: http://ow.ly/4mWVa3
#ICYMI: We took a trip over to our sister city today, Juarez, to visit the Cook Instituto Culinario and Flor de Nogal. We were joined by The Borderplex Alliance and members of Congressman Beto O'Rourke's office. There is so much growth happening, and we're glad to witness it! More photos/video tomorrow.