EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – What do you get when you bring 4,000 jobs to a region in the middle of a pandemic?

In the case of El Paso’s Borderplex Alliance, you get the top award from an international economic development organization. You also increase your clout when courting manufacturers considering reshoring their operations in Asia closer to home.

“This is a significant, major award for our region. It solidifies our position as the economic development organization of choice for companies and site selectors and it definitely allows us to represent our region in a very significant, credible manner,” said Jon Barela, chief executive officer of the Borderplex Alliance.

The 5,000-member International Economic Development Council on Tuesday bestowed the Economic Development Organization of the Year Award on the Borderplex Alliance. The award…

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