The Paso del Norte Group is actively working on transforming the region. Learn more about us here.
Paso del Norte Group Members - - Presentations at our recent Civic and Executive Committee meetings have highlighted the improvements underway in Ciudad Juarez. The City is moving ahead with many important projects that will improve the quality of life for the region. At the same time, crime rates are decreasing and the atmosphere in the city is improving. Two weeks ago I spent the entire day there, driving around Juarez with PDN member, Jesse Melendez, and could feel a much better atmosphere than a year or so ago.
A stadium that would seat a minimum of 9,000 fans could be coming to Downtown El Paso within two years, and with it, a major league-affiliated baseball team.
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Initiative Will Begin New Regional Economic Development Partnership
EL PASO, TX – (May 10, 2012) – El Paso’s Regional Economic Development Corporation (REDCo) and the Paso del Norte Group (PdN Group), a regional policy and planning group made up of business leaders from El Paso, Las Cruces, NM, and Cd. Juarez, MX, will join together as the initial nucleus of what will evolve into a new Regional Economic Development Partnership. The governing boards of both organizations have approved the merger and consolidation.
El Pasoans may be asked to vote for a $655 million to $835 million bond issue that could include a new multipurpose arena and stadiums for major league soccer and Triple-A baseball teams, as well as parks, pools and community centers and the reconstruction of streets.
Paso del Norte Group Members - - As you are no doubt aware, many military retirees have chosen El Paso as their retirement destination - - even though it has received little or no recognition in national publications. Therefore, the Paso del Norte Group’s Retirement Committee members believe that, with proper publicity and recognition, the positive economic impact of more military retirees choosing El Paso can be substantial.
If weren't able to attend the Re-Energize the Americas Conference last fall, here is your chance to watch the keynote speech given by Hunter Hunt, President and CEO, Hunt Consolidated Energy, Inc.
Dear PDN Members,
The Bi-National Relations Strategic Initiative invites you to envision our border region in 2050. There are no wrong ideas, because one person’s bad idea might generate a block-buster for someone else. We’re sharing ideas that have surfaced so far with you via this survey, so that you can comment on them and/or include new ideas. We are calling these ideas “Seeds for the Future.” Please don’t be limited by current conditions, hurdles or constraints, Just join us in dreaming about a terrific region in 2050. Who knows maybe some of these seeds will sprout in 2020!
In the interest of keeping you informed regarding important developments that affect our organization and our region, we want you to be up to date with respect to the following information.
A special meeting of the Executive Committee was held on January 10. We discussed the implications of the current focus on regional economic development and what the role of the Paso del Norte Group should be. Your Executive Committee believes that this is an unusually opportune time in that, having received the report from Edward Feser, PhD entitled “El Paso Economic Development System Review & Recommendations”, the El Paso City government is turning to the private sector for guidance and leadership.