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CNBC: El Paso Among 20 Best Places in America to Start a Business

El Paso is once again being recognized by national media, this time CNBC.com is naming the Sun City as one of the top 20 metro areas to start a business in America.

The business news website lists El Paso’s cost of doing business, affordable housing market, and shopper base as reasons why El Paso was included in the list, ranking in at the 16th spot.

“Since taking office, our Administration has worked aggressively to ensure that people know El Paso is Open for Business,” said Mayor Oscar Leeser. “City Council has taken steps to create a business friendly community and this recognition is evidence that our efforts are paying off.”

Since 2013, more than $630 million has been invested in the El Paso region. During this period, businesses have expanded and opened in El Paso which include Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Charles Schwab, Whole Foods Market, Dave and Busters, ADP, West Elm, H&M, Chuy’s Tex-Mex, Fred Loya Insurance, Hotel Indigo, Sprouts Farmers Market, and Ruth’s Chris Steak House to name a few.

In addition to the recent CNBC article, El Paso has also been recognized by various other media outlets:

  • 2016 Best Cities for First –Time Home Buyers, WalletHub
  • 20 Best Places to Live in the U.S. for Quality of Life, U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 10 Metropolitan Economies (ranked for prosperity), Brookings Metro Monitor
  • 2016 Best Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs, WalletHub
  • America’s Best Cities for Global Trade, Global Trade Magazine
  • 10 Best Cities to Raise a Family in America, Movoto.com

To view the full article, click bit.ly/ElPasoBiz

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