Monday morning, officials with the Borderplex Alliance, the City of El Paso and El Paso County, announced The TJX Companies, Inc. plans to open a distribution center in El Paso.
Dee Margo, Mayor of El Paso, said, “This announcement is further proof of my commitment to creating a more prosperous, competitive, and economically vibrant El Paso. We are excited to welcome TJX and grateful to the County and The Borderplex Alliance for their continued partnership in economic development.”
TJX, via their various brands, is the leading off-price apparel and home fashions retailer in the U.S. and worldwide.
Ricardo A. Samaniego, El Paso County Judge, said, “As a business owner, I understand and believe in the value of free enterprise to lift our community up. TJX is a welcomed and exciting addition to El Paso County. These jobs and investments will make a difference in the lives of El Pasoans. My thanks to The Borderplex Alliance and the City of El Paso for their stalwart support of economic development and commitment to creating more and better jobs for our region.”
TJX expects to build a distribution center that may be up to two million square feet at a total investment of approximately $150 million, and create approximately 1,000 full-time jobs in the Borderplex region once the facility is fully operational.
Jon Barela, CEO of The Borderplex Alliance, said, “This is one of the largest jobs announcements in recent history for our region. TJX is a wonderful addition to our community. I’m so proud of our team and partners in local government for coming together to make this happen. Despite the turmoil in the economy and challenges of the COVID crisis, our region is once again proving its grit, determination, and ambition to continue our upward trajectory.”
TJX operates more than 4,500 stores in nine countries. As of 2020, the company is ranked 80th in the Fortune 500.