Socorro is the best of both worlds; amenities of a big city living in a tranquil and beautiful desert oasis! The City of Socorro continues to be the next big place as development brings in more homes, businesses, and leisurely attractions! What better place to set up your business than in a place where you can have it all!

The Socorro Difference

Socorro is a relatively young city, formally re-incorporated in 1986. Socorro offers a unique blend of culture, history, and open spaces, just minutes away from big city amenities in the El Paso, Texas metroplex. Socorro’s history is rich and diverse, and includes the construction of the second oldest Mission in Texas, the Socorro Mission established in 1682, the settlement of the only Pueblo community in Texas, the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, the Rio Vista Bracero Reception Center, a pivotal place in the Bracero Program and American Latino Heritage, and the home to Texas’ 5A State Baseball Champions. 

What began as a flourishing rural farming town in the late 1980’s producing cotton, pecans, and livestock has now blossomed into a mecca of history and culture. Today, we’ve become a prime site for major fortune 500 companies such as Bosch! 

Why do business in the borderland? In Socorro there is a diverse and healthy business mix, ranging from light manufacturing, warehouse distribution, internationally-owned businesses and headquarter operations.

Socorro has a healthy and stable housing market with a high occupancy rate and high rate of tenant lease renewals. Retail establishments contribute to an enhanced lifestyle for residents of Socorro, with national chains, locally-owned restaurants, neighborhood shopping, and locally-grown fresh produce available at our farmer’s markets! 

Visit Socorro today, or scroll down to learn about our history, culture, food, and farming. But don’t take our word for it. Listen to some testimonials from our business owners to understand why Socorro is the City With A Mission and a community like no other. 

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A thriving community connected to its land, history, and culture make Socorro a desirable, competitive, and economically vibrant place to live and invest. 

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Formal Bid Opportunities

The City of Socorro as required by law will post formal bid opportunities for the purpose of notifying businesses, professionals, and service providers to submit their business proposals and formal quote sheets. 

Formal bids are written solicitations exceeding $50,000 for goods and services and are taken in accordance with State law.

Bids are advertised for two consecutive weeks in the: 

  • El Paso Times
  • City of Socorro Website 

Formal bids are received by the City Clerk’s Office on the advertised bid due date, opened and then publicly read on the indicated day and time at the location provided. 

The City will review all bids and rank the submissions based on the scoring criteria. A city can either move forward and request City Council to award a bid for purchase, or they can reject all bids and not move forward, or re-publish again. All bids will be sent to the City Council for review and approval. Questions may be directed to the City Clerk’s Office.

Starting a Business

The City of Socorro prides itself in working with business owners and entrepreneurs to grow or expand their business enterprises.  Please visit the City Resources below to get more information on items particular to starting your business.

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