Publication Date

May 2008


IPED Technical Report: 2008-4


The City of El Paso Economic Development Department views the development of strategies to enhance industry recruitment and retention as a key initiative to promote the regional economy. In an effort to identify opportunities for El Paso industries to become suppliers to the high demand for inputs by the Cd. Juárez manufacturing base, the Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso has undertaken an input-output (I-O) study to examine customer-supplier linkages between Cd. Juárez manufacturing and El Paso industry. Analysis built on strongly associated linkages among industries (via I-O sales and purchasing patterns) provides insight into areas that can be developed to promote regional economic expansion and competitiveness.