El Paso is home to Fort Bliss, which stands to see a direct NET GAIN of more than 11,500 personnel as a result of the 2005 Department of Defense's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) recommendations.
Strategically located in West Texas, El Paso is within 800 miles of Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Dallas and Houston. Albuquerque and Tucson are less that 300 miles away.
With its border sister cities Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and Las Cruces, New Mexico, El Paso is the center of a true metropolitan region with a population of more than 2.5 million people. El Paso is the 22nd largest city in the United States and the sixth largest in Texas.
El Paso is the 2nd safest city in the United States with a population over 500,000!
In the El Paso region 1,487 engineering degrees were awarded in 2003 including 303 graduate degrees. Aerospace Missions Corporation is working in partnership with the University of Texas at El Paso and New Mexico State University to provide opportunities for both students and faculty.
The population of El Paso is relatively young, with a mean age of 30.4 years.
The ACCRA Cost of Living in El Paso is low - 92% of the national average. Housing costs are 80% of the national average and housing is one-third of Los Angeles' prices.
El Paso is the center of an unparalleled location for testing military Concepts of Operation. The contiguous White Sands Missile Range, McGregor Range (Fort Bliss) and Holloman Air Force Base provides the largest DoD controlled air and ground space in the world "capable of training modular formations, both mounted and dismounted, at home station with sufficient land and facilities to test, simulate, or fire all organic weapon systems" and "supports the activation of a multi-function aviation brigade." [Army-22, BRAC, May 2005].