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.

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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

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

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

Robert S. Kaplan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President and CEO will deliver remarks as part of The Borderplex Allian...
05/05/2021

Robert S. Kaplan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President and CEO will deliver remarks as part of The Borderplex Alliance’s Distinguished Speaker Series on May 20th. Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DH_MpUK_Qbqa4SnvNNSFrg

Robert S. Kaplan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President and CEO will deliver remarks as part of The Borderplex Alliance’s Distinguished Speaker Series on May 20th. Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DH_MpUK_Qbqa4SnvNNSFrg

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.

Do your partnerships play a major role in your accomplishments? Do you know how to effectively communicate about the pro...
04/20/2021
Episode 113: Are Your Partnerships Your Most Valuable Asset? | Tony Ramirez, The Borderplex Alliance – America's Jobs Team

Do your partnerships play a major role in your accomplishments? Do you know how to effectively communicate about the projects you are working on? We have all heard that communication is key, but how true is that for economic development?

In this episode, Tony Ramirez talks about the success he has experienced during the pandemic at The Borderplex Alliance. Tony is able to bring in his background in logistics to look at specific pain points in the region and to communicate openly with partners early in projects. This includes the importance of involving elected officials to understand the impact of business within those specific pain points. With nine higher education institutes in the region, Tony also talks about the importance of having a seat at the table where curriculum is made to aid in talent and retention.

Working with two countries and three states, Tony knows how to juggle multiple moving parts. His ability to work with solid partnerships and to do so with transparency is one of the great reasons he is one of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers. Tune in to this weeks episode to hear more!

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Biden's US$2tn plan an opportunity for US-Mexico border crossing projects
04/17/2021
BNamericas - Biden's US$2tn plan an opportunity for US-Me...

Biden's US$2tn plan an opportunity for US-Mexico border crossing projects

Jon Barela, CEO of El Paso-based think tank The Borderplex Alliance, talks to BNamericas about how Joe Biden's proposed US$2tn infrastructure plan could bene...

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04/17/2021
Distinguished Speaker Series

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he Borderplex Alliance, the City of El Paso, and El Paso County today announced that the Critical Materials Corporation ...
04/06/2021
Mission Critical Minerals

he Borderplex Alliance, the City of El Paso, and El Paso County today announced that the Critical Materials Corporation (CMC) is opening a minerals extraction plant in the Borderplex region. These operations will support CMC’s production of battery-grade lithium for use by manufacturers of electric vehicles.

Steve McArthur, CMC’s CEO said, “This is a very important project for our company and so our President & COO has relocated to El Paso to supervise the plant refurbishment and start-up, which will bring millions of dollars of new investment to the local economy and add many new jobs.”

Tom Currin, CMC’s President & COO stated, “We have been graciously welcomed into the El Paso community and have already hired seven full-time employees. We intend to return potable water to EPWU and by using advanced salt splitting technology, to produce a number of products that will be used in the Permian Basin oilfields and regional refineries, as well as for agricultural fertilizer. CMC also has plans to expand its presence in the El Paso area by building a facility to produce lithium for electric vehicles.”

Oscar Leeser, Mayor of El Paso said, “As the Mayor of El Paso and a businessman in the automobile industry for 42 years, I’m incredibly proud that our region’s natural resources will help power the future of the auto industry. The investment that CMC is making demonstrates how desirable everything our region has to offer is to premier companies, as well as the success of our economic development efforts with the County of El Paso and The Borderplex Alliance. I am thrilled to welcome them to El Paso.”

El Paso County Judge Ricardo A. Samaniego said, “Our region is always looking to the future and trying to attract ambitious companies at the vanguard of innovation. We are grateful to CMC and our partners at The Borderplex Alliance and City of El Paso for helping us turn this dream into a reality.”

Jon Barela, CEO of The Borderplex Alliance said, “China’s dominance of critical materials and rare earth minerals threatens U.S. national security and commerce globally. We are proud to work with CMC to help open this minerals extraction plant which in addition to the added jobs and investment in our region, will help secure a long-term supply of critical materials based in North America.”

To learn more, please visit criticalmaterialscorporation.com.
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PRESS RELEASE | April 6, 2021 Mission Critical Minerals Minerals Extraction Plant Headed to Borderplex EL PASO, TEXAS — April 6, 2021 — The Borderplex Alliance, the City of El Paso, and El Paso Count

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03/22/2021
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Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to Address Borderplex Alliance https://myemail.constantcontact....
03/15/2021
Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to Address Borderplex Alliance

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2021 Distinguished Speaker Series Michael Chertoff, Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security to Speak on Immigration The Borderplex Alliance 2021 Distinguished Speaker Series EL PASO, MARCH 15, 20

EL PASO, March 2, 2021 – The Borderplex Alliance, the City of El Paso, and El Paso County are proud to announce that Wiw...
03/02/2021
Wiwynn

EL PASO, March 2, 2021 – The Borderplex Alliance, the City of El Paso, and El Paso County are proud to announce that Wiwynn is expanding in the Borderplex region.

Wiwynn is an innovative cloud IT infrastructure provider of high-quality computing and storage products, plus rack solutions for leading data centers. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, the company’s clients include public cloud and social media service giants. Successful and growing, Wiwynn generated $6 billion in revenue last year and has more than 2,000 employees worldwide, including Ciudad Juárez.

Robin Wang, Vice President of Supply Chain and Manufacturing, Wiwynn Corporation, said,“We’re enthusiastic about the Borderplex region. Everything we need to succeed is right here. Our thanks to The Borderplex Alliance, City of El Paso, and El Paso Country for their partnership and helping us make expansion a reality.”

Oscar Leeser, Mayor of El Paso, said, “We look forward to Wiwynn and their talented employees expanding in our community. We are grateful to our partners at The Borderplex Alliance and El Paso County for their dedication and partnership in attracting jobs and companies to our region.”

El Paso County Judge Ricardo A. Samaniego said, “This community is laser-focused on building a favorable environment for business and a strong workforce. Wiwynn is proof positive that our collaboration is working. Thank you to The Borderplex Alliance and City of El Paso.”

Jon Barela, CEO of The Borderplex Alliance, said, “High tech and future-focused, Wiwynn is a welcomed expansion in our community. They will diversify our economic base and help us lay the groundwork for future economic growth in our region.”

To learn more and apply, visit www.wiwynn.com.

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