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The El Paso Mission Trail A Review Of Recommendations For Improving The Trail, Mario E. Caire, Lisa Tomaka, Dennis L. Soden Mar 2013

The El Paso Mission Trail A Review Of Recommendations For Improving The Trail, Mario E. Caire, Lisa Tomaka, Dennis L. Soden

IPED Technical Reports

The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) was commissioned by the City of El Paso to consolidate ideas from various plans developed over the last 35 years aimed at improving the El Paso Mission Trail Historic Corridor. This corridor is a 9mile stretch of Socorro Road that encompasses the Ysleta and Socorro Missions (including the early Socorro Mission archeological site), San Elizario Chapel, and the Mission Trail HistoricDistrict.


The Economic Impact Of Fort Bliss And William Beaumont Army Medical Center In El Paso County, Texas: 2013, David A. Schauer, Roberto Tinajero, David Ramirez, Dennis L. Soden Feb 2013

The Economic Impact Of Fort Bliss And William Beaumont Army Medical Center In El Paso County, Texas: 2013, David A. Schauer, Roberto Tinajero, David Ramirez, Dennis L. Soden

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The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) has undertaken an economic impact study on behalf of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of this study is to quantify the economic impacts of Fort Bliss and the William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) in the County of El Paso, Texas. Specifically, this report estimates the effects that Fort Bliss and WBAMC operations have on output, employment, and labor income within the county as of 2013. In addition, the economic impact of construction activities over the 2011-2013 period is ...


Demand For Accessible Type A Apartment Units In The City Of El Paso, Texas, Roberto Tinajero, David Ramirez, Lisa Tomaka, Dennis L. Soden Nov 2012

Demand For Accessible Type A Apartment Units In The City Of El Paso, Texas, Roberto Tinajero, David Ramirez, Lisa Tomaka, Dennis L. Soden

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No abstract provided.


El Paso Downtown Management District: 2012 Employer Survey, Roberto Tinajero, David Ramirez, Dennis L. Soden Sep 2012

El Paso Downtown Management District: 2012 Employer Survey, Roberto Tinajero, David Ramirez, Dennis L. Soden

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The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by the El Paso Downtown Management District (DMD) and the City Development Department (CDD) of the City of El Paso, Texas to collect data and conduct survey research on issues related to downtown El Paso. Accordingly, this report provides a snapshot of the characteristics and opinions of business owners/managers within the Downtown Management District area. The survey and its findings are intended to guide the DMD and the CDD in their mission to improve public property, public facilities and promote economic ...


The Economic Impact Of Research Activities At The University Of Texas At El Paso (Fiscal Year 2010-11), David Ramirez, Roberto Tinajero, David A. Schauer, Dennis L. Soden Apr 2012

The Economic Impact Of Research Activities At The University Of Texas At El Paso (Fiscal Year 2010-11), David Ramirez, Roberto Tinajero, David A. Schauer, Dennis L. Soden

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The Economic Impact Of The Proposed Northgate Transfer Center Contruction On El Paso, Texas, Roberto Tinajero, David Ramirez, David A. Schauer Oct 2011

The Economic Impact Of The Proposed Northgate Transfer Center Contruction On El Paso, Texas, Roberto Tinajero, David Ramirez, David A. Schauer

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The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) was contracted by the Planning Division of City of El Paso to conduct an economic impact analysis of the proposed construction of the Northgate Transfer Center (NTC) that will accommodate a bus rapid transit system. This report is generated for the purpose of supporting a submission for funding to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Infrastructure Investments (TIGER Discretionary Grants). Therefore, this study quantifies the economic impacts of the proposed construction of the NTC on the County of El Paso, Texas ...


Potential Factors For Metal Heat Treatment In El Paso, Mario E. Caire, Dennis L. Soden Sep 2011

Potential Factors For Metal Heat Treatment In El Paso, Mario E. Caire, Dennis L. Soden

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The Paso del Norte region lacks local access to a small to midsized metal heat treating facility. As a result, local industries that manufacture products that require metal heat treatment services typically outsource this service to nonregional companies. Businesses have reported sending materials to California, Arizona, East Texas, and as far out as Illinois.


El Paso Downtown Perceptions: 2011 Survey, Roberto Tinajero, David Ramirez, Elizabeth K. Gibson Jul 2011

El Paso Downtown Perceptions: 2011 Survey, Roberto Tinajero, David Ramirez, Elizabeth K. Gibson

IPED Technical Reports

The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by the El Paso Downtown Management District (DMD), Strategic Communication Consulting Group (SCCG), and the City of El Paso Economic Development Department (EPED) to conduct a survey on issues related to downtown El Paso. Accordingly, this report provides a snapshot of the attitudes and perceptions of business owners and employees within the Downtown Management District, as well as El Paso County households, regarding several issues associated with downtown El Paso. The survey and its findings are intended to guide the DMD and ...


The 2011 City Of El Paso Citizen Survey, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Lisa Tomaka, David Ramirez, Roberto Tinajero, Mario Caire, Dennis L. Soden Jun 2011

The 2011 City Of El Paso Citizen Survey, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Lisa Tomaka, David Ramirez, Roberto Tinajero, Mario Caire, Dennis L. Soden

IPED Technical Reports

The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by the City of El Paso’s Office of the City Manager to conduct a household survey exploring citizen attitudes and perceptions about City services and general quality of life issues. The present survey is the fourth in a series of similar surveys conducted in 2004, 2006, and 2008. These surveys, together, explore how El Paso citizens’ attitudes and perceptions have changed over time regarding their City and the services its government provides.


2010 Economic Impact Of The University Of Texas At El Paso, David A. Schauer, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Guadalupe Corral, Mario Caire Dec 2010

2010 Economic Impact Of The University Of Texas At El Paso, David A. Schauer, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Guadalupe Corral, Mario Caire

IPED Technical Reports

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) continues to be a significant contributor to the regional economy. In its 96th year of operation, the University of Texas at El Paso currently provides educational opportunities for over 22,000 students. In doing so, UTEP employs 3,100 individuals and has an annual operating budget of $335 million, clearly making it a significant contributor to the regional economy of West Texas and the Paso del Norte region. UTEP is one of the largest business concerns in El Paso. The presence of the University impacts, both directly and indirectly, local business volume ...


The 2009 Contribution Of Professional And Public Programs (P3) To The El Paso Community, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Guadalupe Corral, David A. Schauer, Mario Caire, Dennis L. Soden Sep 2010

The 2009 Contribution Of Professional And Public Programs (P3) To The El Paso Community, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Guadalupe Corral, David A. Schauer, Mario Caire, Dennis L. Soden

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The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) was contracted by Professional and Public Programs (P3), the continuing education division of UTEP, to conduct a study assessing the impact of the organization on the local community, as well as evaluate the programs offered by its Professional Training and Development (PT&D) and Community Enrichment (CE) departments. As a continuing education provider, P3 offers a variety of educational, professional and personal programs to the El Paso region’s traditional and non-traditional consumers of University resources including business, professional, and government entities, as ...


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center -- El Paso (Ttuhsc-Ep): 2010 Economic Impact On El Paso, Texas, David A. Schauer, Elizabeth K. Gibson Aug 2010

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center -- El Paso (Ttuhsc-Ep): 2010 Economic Impact On El Paso, Texas, David A. Schauer, Elizabeth K. Gibson

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No abstract provided.


Boeing Expansion Project: The Economic Impact Of An Expansion Of The Boeing Facility In El Paso, Texas, Elizabeth K. Gibson, David A. Schauer, Roberto Tinajero, Guadalupe Corral Apr 2010

Boeing Expansion Project: The Economic Impact Of An Expansion Of The Boeing Facility In El Paso, Texas, Elizabeth K. Gibson, David A. Schauer, Roberto Tinajero, Guadalupe Corral

IPED Technical Reports

The purpose of this study is to quantify the economic and fiscal impacts of an expansion of local Boeing Corporation activities on the County of El Paso, as well as the state of Texas. The report estimates potential changes in output, labor income and employment for both the county and the state. Additionally, changes in gross regional product, personal income, retail sales and tax revenues as a result of increased local Boeing employment and capital investment expenditures over a four year period are reported.


2009 Workforce Solutions Customer Survey, Mario E. Caire, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Melissa Gonzalez Jan 2010

2009 Workforce Solutions Customer Survey, Mario E. Caire, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Melissa Gonzalez

IPED Technical Reports

The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) was contracted by Workforce Solutions - Upper Rio Grande (WSURG) Workforce Development Board (WDB) to conduct a customer satisfaction survey. For purposes of this survey, “customer” refers to individuals who have received WS-URG services (such as job search, resume writing, etc.) or have attended a WS-URG sponsored training program. The goals of the survey were to assess customer satisfaction with and the quality of services offered by WS-URG and to evaluate satisfaction with training programs. The survey was also designed to collect information on ...


2009 Workforce Solutions Employer Survey, Mario E. Caire, Melissa Gonzalez, Roberto Tinajero Jan 2010

2009 Workforce Solutions Employer Survey, Mario E. Caire, Melissa Gonzalez, Roberto Tinajero

IPED Technical Reports

The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) was contracted by Workforce Solutions - Upper Rio Grande (WS-URG) Workforce Development Board (WDB) to conduct a client satisfaction survey. For purposes of this survey, “client” refers to employers who have used WS-URG business services such as job postings, job fairs and hiring fairs. The goals of the survey were to assess the quality of business services offered to clients and client satisfaction with those services. The survey also collected data on an employer’s industry classification and size in terms of number of ...


The Economic Impact Of Project Arriba On El Paso, Texas, David A. Schauer, Elizabeth K. Gibson Jan 2010

The Economic Impact Of Project Arriba On El Paso, Texas, David A. Schauer, Elizabeth K. Gibson

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No abstract provided.


2010 Economic Impact Of The University Of Texas At Brownsville And Texas Southmost College On Cameron County, Texas, David A. Schauer, Elizabeth K. Gibson Jan 2010

2010 Economic Impact Of The University Of Texas At Brownsville And Texas Southmost College On Cameron County, Texas, David A. Schauer, Elizabeth K. Gibson

IPED Technical Reports

The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) and Texas Southmost College (TSC) continue to be a significant contributor to the Rio Grande Valley regional economy and its 1.1 million residents. UTB/TSC’s educational services to the region trace back to 1926. At present, UTB/TSC provides educational opportunities in over 150 undergraduate and 23 graduate programs for over 17,000 students. In doing so, UTB/TSC employs more than 2,500 individuals and has an annual operating budget exceeding $120 million, clearly making it a significant contributor to the regional economy. UTB/TSC is one of the largest ...


2009 Workforce Solutions - Urg Employee Survey, Guadalupe Corral, Melissa Gonzalez, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Mario E. Caire Dec 2009

2009 Workforce Solutions - Urg Employee Survey, Guadalupe Corral, Melissa Gonzalez, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Mario E. Caire

IPED Technical Reports

The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) was contracted by Workforce Solutions - Upper Rio Grande (URG) to conduct an employee satisfaction survey as part of a larger evaluation project in which Workforce Solutions – URG’s business clients and jobseekers were also surveyed. The employee survey focused on issues related to how employees feel about various topics with regard to their work experiences at Workforce Solutions - URG. The goals of the survey were to evaluate how employees feel about Workforce Solutions as a place to work and in the process, provide ...


The El Paso Zoo: 2008 Economic Impact On El Paso, Texas, Brent Mccune, David A. Schauer, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Roberto Tinajero, Guadalupe Corral, Carlos Olmedo, Dennis L. Soden Sep 2009

The El Paso Zoo: 2008 Economic Impact On El Paso, Texas, Brent Mccune, David A. Schauer, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Roberto Tinajero, Guadalupe Corral, Carlos Olmedo, Dennis L. Soden

IPED Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


2008 City Of El Paso Business Climate Survey, Carlos Olmedo, Guadalupe Corral, Roberto Tinajero, Mario Caire, Dennis L. Soden Feb 2009

2008 City Of El Paso Business Climate Survey, Carlos Olmedo, Guadalupe Corral, Roberto Tinajero, Mario Caire, Dennis L. Soden

IPED Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


City Of El Paso: Cross Sectional Comparison Of Bilingualism In The Workplace, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Carlos Olmedo, Mario E. Caire Oct 2008

City Of El Paso: Cross Sectional Comparison Of Bilingualism In The Workplace, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Carlos Olmedo, Mario E. Caire

IPED Technical Reports

The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso conducted an analysis of bilingualism in the workplace between El Paso and other regions. This study, performed for the City of El Paso Department of Economic Development, highlights El Paso’s bilingual workforce in 22 occupational groups and 20 industry sectors and makes cross-sectional comparisons to 19 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) that are in geographic proximity or contain a high number or percentage of Spanish-speaking populations. In addition, detailed occupations and detailed industries are reported for El Paso that offer English-Spanish bilinguals good wages ...


2008 Utep/Ut-Austin Football Game: Economic Impact On El Paso, Texas, David A. Schauer, Carlos Olmedo, Mario Caire, Guadalupe Corral, Dennis L. Soden Oct 2008

2008 Utep/Ut-Austin Football Game: Economic Impact On El Paso, Texas, David A. Schauer, Carlos Olmedo, Mario Caire, Guadalupe Corral, Dennis L. Soden

IPED Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


El Paso Animal Services Survey: Support For A 'No Kill' Community, Carlos Olmedo, Guadalupe Corral-Camacho, Mario E. Caire Aug 2008

El Paso Animal Services Survey: Support For A 'No Kill' Community, Carlos Olmedo, Guadalupe Corral-Camacho, Mario E. Caire

IPED Technical Reports

The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by El Paso City Animal Services (EPAS) to conduct a survey of El Paso County residents’ attitudes and perceptions about: 1) stray and unclaimed animals within the community, 2) general issues regarding a ‘No Kill’ initiative, 3) the EPAS shelter’s capacity, 4) and the handling of animals with special needs. The main goal of the survey was to identify the level of support within the El Paso community for expanding funding and capacity at the EPAS shelter to promote a ‘No ...


Cd. Juárez Manufacturing And El Paso Industry Linkages, Carlos Olmedo, Roberto Tinajero, Mario E. Caire May 2008

Cd. Juárez Manufacturing And El Paso Industry Linkages, Carlos Olmedo, Roberto Tinajero, Mario E. Caire

IPED Technical Reports

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 ...


University Of Texas At El Paso Capital Improvements: Economic Impact On El Paso, Texas, David A. Schauer, Carlos Olmedo, Dennis L. Soden May 2008

University Of Texas At El Paso Capital Improvements: Economic Impact On El Paso, Texas, David A. Schauer, Carlos Olmedo, Dennis L. Soden

IPED Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


Valuing The Paso Del Norte: Resident And Business Perspectives On The Value Of The Environment Relative To Reopening The Asarco Copper Smelter, Carlos Olmedo, Dennis L. Soden, Osvaldo Morera, Mathew Mcelroy, David A. Schauer, Sergio Pena , Cesar Fuentes, Mario E. Caire, Janet S. Conary, Roberto Tinajero, Daniel J. Quiñones, Elizabeth K. Gibson Jan 2008

Valuing The Paso Del Norte: Resident And Business Perspectives On The Value Of The Environment Relative To Reopening The Asarco Copper Smelter, Carlos Olmedo, Dennis L. Soden, Osvaldo Morera, Mathew Mcelroy, David A. Schauer, Sergio Pena , Cesar Fuentes, Mario E. Caire, Janet S. Conary, Roberto Tinajero, Daniel J. Quiñones, Elizabeth K. Gibson

IPED Technical Reports

In an earlier study, the economic impact of ASARCO reopening its smelter operations in El Paso was conducted. In impact analysis, the economic contribution of a business is only one side of the story since it tells what types of firms benefit from an impact, but it tells nothing about whether those benefits are equitable. These trade offs are policy analysis concerns that are best understood with all available information. In this regard, IPED has been contracted to examine other amenity and economic factors that may lend themselves in support and/or opposition to the reopening of ASARCO.


2008 City Of El Paso Citizen Survey, Carlos Olmedo, Daniel J. Quiñones, Dennis L. Soden, Dannette De Leon, Michael F. Vargas Jan 2008

2008 City Of El Paso Citizen Survey, Carlos Olmedo, Daniel J. Quiñones, Dennis L. Soden, Dannette De Leon, Michael F. Vargas

IPED Technical Reports

The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso was contracted by the City of El Paso to conduct a survey of citizen attitudes and perceptions about City services and general quality of life issues. This survey followed two previous surveys of a similar nature conducted by IPED in 2004 and 2006. Goals of the survey are to identify areas of focus for targeting improvements in City services and customer relations and to follow up on progress from the findings of previous surveys.


Greater El Paso Chamber Of Commerce Community Mental Health Survey, Lisa Tomaka, Mario Caire, Dennis L. Soden Jan 2008

Greater El Paso Chamber Of Commerce Community Mental Health Survey, Lisa Tomaka, Mario Caire, Dennis L. Soden

IPED Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


Base Realignment And Closure Impact On Industry In El Paso, Tx And Doña Ana, Nm: Workforce Growth, Training Needs And Access To Federal Government Contracts, Carlos Olmedo, Dennis L. Soden, Daniel J. Quiñones, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Dannette De Leon, Michael F. Vargas Dec 2007

Base Realignment And Closure Impact On Industry In El Paso, Tx And Doña Ana, Nm: Workforce Growth, Training Needs And Access To Federal Government Contracts, Carlos Olmedo, Dennis L. Soden, Daniel J. Quiñones, Elizabeth K. Gibson, Dannette De Leon, Michael F. Vargas

IPED Technical Reports

No abstract provided.


Upper Rio Grande At Work Employee Satisfaction Survey, Daniel J. Quiñones, Carlos Olmedo, Dennis L. Soden Oct 2007

Upper Rio Grande At Work Employee Satisfaction Survey, Daniel J. Quiñones, Carlos Olmedo, Dennis L. Soden

IPED Technical Reports

The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) was contracted by the Upper Rio Grande Workforce Development Board (URGWDB) to conduct an employee satisfaction survey as one component of a larger evaluation project. Employee satisfaction as defined in this survey includes quality of facilities and equipment as well as overall work setting and climate. The goal of this research is to assess the quality of URGWDB as a place to work and as an organization that has the processes in place to adapt and implement change to improve.