Relocating to El Paso
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Reasons for Moving To El Paso
El Paso is similar to New Mexico, due to its geography, climate, and culture. If you are moving to El Paso, you will find the city is laid-back, slow-paced, and filled with friendly locals. If you’re planning on living in El Paso, you’ll find that it’s the kind of city that grows on you. Take a look at what to expect in El Paso. El Paso is also a major tourist resort, and has been listed as the Mexican Food Capital of the world.
Jobs In El Paso
Like the rest of Texas, jobs in El Paso are plentiful. According to the Brookings Institute, El Paso has one of strongest job markets in the nation. The city has recovered nicely from the 2008-09 recession. The mining industry has done especially well, as has oil refining. The high-technology, medical-device manufacturing, plastics, refining, automotive, food processing, and defense-related industries are also important to our local economy. El Paso's service sector has experienced healthy growth since the 1980s.
More than 70 Fortune 500 companies have offices in El Paso, including Western Refining, AT&T, ADP, Helen of Troy, Boeing, Delphi, Dish Network, Eureka, Hoover, Raytheon, State Farm and USAA. Hispanic Business Magazine included 28 El Paso companies in its recently released list of the 500 largest Hispanic owned businesses in the United States. El Paso's 28 companies are second only to Miami's 57. The list of largest Hispanic owned businesses include companies like Fred Loya Insurance, Dos Lunas Spirits, Dynatec Labs, Spira Footwear and El Taco Tote. El Paso was home to El Paso Corporation formerly known as El Paso Natural Gas Company.
Low Cost of Living
El Paso has a relatively low cost of living compared to other parts of the country. Real estate, services, and goods are all cheaper here. So your dollar will stretch farther. And of course there is no state income tax in Texas, although there is a sales tax. Property taxes can get high.
Low crime is one of the top reasons for living in El Paso. Despite its size and proximity to the border, it’s rated the safest large city in America. It’s the third time El Paso was rated first in the country for low crime rate.
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