ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

The West Texas region is known for its mild climate and is poised for rapid growth. This region enjoys the beautiful desert mountains, 297 of sunshine, and great sunsets. Socorro is primed to capitalize on growth given its strategic location on the US-Mexico border, just three miles from the Ysleta International Port of Entry, and access to coast-to-coast trade.
Socorro is located off of I-10, and State Highway 20 (Alameda Ave.) within the El Paso metro area. It is perfectly situated as a distribution hub. Approximately 70% of the United States population is accessible within 48 hours of Socorro via highway travel!  Alameda Ave. and the new Nuevo Hueco Tanks Rd. provide redundant access to major distribution centers assuring the business community with uninterrupted logistics networks. In addition, Socorro is traversed by the UP Valentine Rail Subdivision between El Paso and Sierra Blanca, which is one of the largest volume of rail tonnage segments in West Texas.
Socorro is the fastest growing city in El Paso County, growing by over 5% in the last four years. Socorro is also the second-largest city in the county with over 34,300 residents within the El Paso MSA of over 1,060,397.
Socorro is a business-friendly community that encourages companies to relocate and thrive here! Our business community is made up of unique entrepreneurs, artists, artisans, and makers who make this community a unique place to live. The low cost of living and comfortable semi-rural lifestyle encourages employees to make this culturally rich and historic community their home.
Socorro offers shovel-ready sites at the new Socorro Logistics Center, Quality of Place in the historic Mission Trail, and affordable housing in its new subdivisions off of Nuevo Hueco Tanks Rd.  The city is ripe for bed and breakfasts, mid-tier hotels, and retail development along its fast-growing corridors. Incentives are available for key industries. Site selectors should contact the Economic Recovery Coordinator for assistance.

We look forward to showing you why Socorro is a great place to locate and grow your business!

Socorro Small Business Video
ECONOMIC RECOVERY SERVICES
The City of Socorro has initiated its economic recovery efforts with an emphasis on assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs.  Soon, a series of services will be made available to support start-ups and existing businesses.  If you are interested in learning more, contact the Economic Recovery Coordinator.
Contact Information:
Jose Quinonez
Economic Recovery Coordinator
jquinonez@costx.us