Border Task Force Report

Paso Del Norte Region

The Paso del Norte region is truly unique: a tri-state, binational area spanning over 13,000 square miles where borders are blurred by people with common needs and goals. Southern New Mexico, west Texas, and northern Chihuahua, Mexico, face similar challenges and opportunities and can work together to create a region with more and better jobs and a higher quality of life for its residents.

Economic trends and political factors have aligned favorably for the region, leading many stakeholders to believe “the time is now” for the full realization of the region’s potential. The region has significant untapped possibilities for trade, travel, and economic development. Border infrastructure improvements are necessary to meet current needs and facilitate new growth.

The purpose of this report is to present strategic initiatives from the Paso del Norte region to form an aligned strategy for developing regional capacities and competitive advantages. The vision identified for this region is to unite the U.S. and Mexico to create a world-class hub for global trade that celebrates the people, culture, and environment of the border region through dignified and efficient border crossings, cutting-edge infrastructure, and shared spaces for binational collaboration.