On an open 57-acre site in the El Paso suburb of Canutillo, plans are underway to build a new industrial park designed to serve as a home to manufacturing facilities competing in the global market.
El Paso Water Utilities say it will build the park at Interstate 10, not far from Los Mochis Drive, some 15 miles to the northwest of downtown El Paso.
El Paso Water Utilities is run by the city of El Paso’s Public Service Board and oversees the operation of all of the city’s water and wastewater systems.
The project has just received a vote of confidence from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration, which promotes competitiveness in regions across the country, in the form of a $1 million grant.
That money will be applied to the building of water and infrastructure at the site, an effort that is expected to cost a total of $4.7 million.
In a statement, Texas Governor Greg Abbott lauded the creation of the park, noting that the El Paso region is one of the country’s “largest manufacturing centers and a hub of international trade.”
Plans call for the infrastructure work at the site to take up to 18 months to complete.
By Garry Boulard
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