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Labor Force

Labor Pool

A population of 2.7 million qualified employment candidates

Attracts Strong Technical Talent

In addition to the current labor pool, the universities continue to pull in international talent in the form of over 3,000 annual international students from 115+ countries.


One-day drive time to 115.4 million population

Population That Drives


8% drive to work while 1.4% use public transportation (LC/EP CSA)

Average Commute

23-minute avg commute time (11% less than the national average)

Airport Destinations

On Site

1 international airport onsite that handles private aircraft.

Off Site

2 international airports with 27 nonstop destinations, reaching major hubs like Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Mexico City

(Rail equidistant between the Ports of Long Beach/LA and Port of Houston.)


Student Population

Over 139,000 students across 50 plus institutions. Nearly 164,000 graduates with professional degrees. 

Area Universities

– New Mexico State University

– University of Texas, El Paso 

– Texas Tech

– Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

– Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad Juárez

– TecMilenio University, Ciudad Juárez

– Tecnológico de Monterrey de Ciudad Juáre

University Ranking

NMSU’s Carnegie Classification is R2: Doctoral Universities – Higher Research Activity, and its sponsored award expenditures amounted to more than $110 million in the fiscal year 2016.

$90 million in total annual research expenditures, UTEP ranks third among the University of Texas System academic institutions in federal research spending.

The state of Chihuahua ranked 7th of 32 Mexican states for Science, Technology, and Innovation.-Foro Consultivo Cientifico y Tecnologico (FCCyT) 2013.

Corporate Locations

Presence of Industry Leaders Such as: