The North American Borderplex Advantage
The North American Borderplex is home to 2.5 million individuals and one of the world’s largest bilingual workforces.
The region boasts five major universities, three medical schools, and three military installations. We are the fourth largest manufacturing hub in North America and a globally competitive advanced manufacturing center, with over 340 significant manufacturing operations, employing over 300,000 individuals in the region.
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Explore the North American Borderplex's Key Industries
The North American Borderplex has a powerful regional story to tell - one of enormous growth, a vast workforce, large, long-term manufacturers, comprehensive logistics and transportation network and some of North America’s largest military assets. Some of the region’s competitive assets include international border location; world-class manufacturing infrastructure; strong universities and research; medical schools; large U.S. military bases; life science centers of excellence; tourism; and a vibrant binational, bilingual culture.
Regional News and Highlights
News From the Borderplex Alliance
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Mesilla Valley Transportation
MVT delivers freight for their customers to keep the supply chain full so that people can always find what they need at their favorite retail or grocery store. Everything you buy was delivered by a truck.
In late 2016, MVT received the SmartWay Excellence award. This award recognizes exceptional achievement among top performing SmartWay partners that lead their industries in reducing their carbon footprint.
Unifying A Region: Borderplex 2020
Borderplex 2020 unifies the North American Borderplex - the three-state, two-country region - and leverages the many combined assets within the area to compete globally, grow emerging industry sectors, and attract new investments and jobs.
Borderplex 2020 will help ensure the future economic prosperity and diversity of the region and aims to insert quality into all aspects of business and daily living environments. As the global economy becomes interconnected, the Borderplex must find a way to stand out.
Image: Centro Cultural Paso del Norte in Cd. Juárez