The City of El Paso offers many convenient ways for you to conduct business related matters.
Below you can find information on setting-up a business, resources to help you place bids for city contracts and much more!

Planning and Inspections works closely with various entities with in the region in attracting and assisting development with in the area. It helps to facilitate the growth and well-being of all aspects of El Paso's businesses & economic environment.

The One Stop Shop provides a variety of services that afford customers the convenience of handling business in one easily accessed location:

  • All Licensing
  • Commercial Building Tenant Improvements
  • Code Compliance Information
  • Expedited Plan Review (PBA/ CPR)
  • Fire
  • Food Establishment Permits
  • Express Front Counter Services
  • Parades
  • Plan Review
  • Special Events/ Special Privileges
  • Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)
  • Zoning Information

The Development Assistance Center (DAC) has been a primary resource available to businesses, developers, property professionals, and members of the public. The objective of the Development Assistance Center (DAC) is to assist development applicants in preparing plans, understanding regulations, obtaining approvals and successfully completing projects.

The Purchasing Division lists current Bids & Solicitations and offers important Vendor Information for those interested in doing business with the City of El Paso.

The “Borderplex” is a bi-national metro area of more than 2.7 million people, encompassing three states and two nations -- offering a globally competitive business environment. Led by the private sector, the primary mission of the Borderplex Alliance is to develop a world class regional economy thru advocacy of pro-development policy, attracting new jobs and foreign direct investment, and by assisting the expansion of the region's existing business/industry base.

Foreign-Trade Zone No.68
As the Grantee of FTZ No. 68, the City of El Paso through its Aviation Department is responsible for establishing, operating and marketing the FTZ program in El Paso County. The City can sponsor a FTZ application for manufacturing at sites within El Paso’s Customs Port of Entry. The City is also the General-Purpose zone Operator which provides SME businesses & large industry that import and/or export through El Paso savings on duty & excise taxes, and simplified logistics procedures.

El Paso Chamber of Commerce

El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


Helpful Links

• Federal Acquisition Regulation
• Federal Business Opportunities
• System for Award Management
• Small Business Administration
• Small Business Development Center
• Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs
• Army Office of Small Business Programs
• Army Single Face to Industry
• MICC - Facebook
• Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
• Contract Opportunity Center

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