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The Texas Department of Transportation's Alliance Program works to increase the participation of disadvantaged business owners in the highway construction industry. The Program provides Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) with firm-specific training and guidance to help them become competitive within the heavy highway or construction marketplace.

The MBDA Business Center-El Paso, operated by the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is the recognized Service Provider for the Western Region that includes El Paso, Abilene, Childress, Lubbock, Odessa, Amarillo, and San Angelo!

TxDOT's Alliance Program prepares DBEs to move into nontraditional areas of work and to compete in the marketplace outside the DBE program. The DBE Alliance Program provides networking opportunities, project-matching assistance between subcontractors and primes, and access to training in the areas of business development, business management and construction management. 

Services include:
·       Classroom and workshop components
·       Industry technical assistance
·       Vendor events
·       Industry partnering at the local, state and federal levels
If you are a DBE certified business located in the Western Region, and you are interested in participating in the FREE TxDOT Alliance Program, please contact Terri Reed, Director of the MBDA Business Center-El Paso, operated by the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at 915-351-6232 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Calendar of Events for 2018
DBE Certification Application Workshops:  These trainings are focused on non-DBE Certified businesses, and will walk participants through the application process.  There is no cost to attend.  Please RSVP to 915-566-4066.
˜      Friday, January 12, 9-11 a.m.
˜      Friday, February 9, 9-11 a.m.
˜      Friday, March 9, 9-11 a.m.
˜      Friday, April 13, 9-11 a.m.
˜      Friday, May 11, 9-11 a.m.
˜      Friday, June 8, 9-11 a.m.
˜      Friday, July 13, 9-11 a.m.
˜      Friday, August 10, 9-11 a.m.
˜      Friday, September 14, 9-11 a.m.
˜      Friday, October 12, 9-11 a.m.


EPHCC Statement on DACA Decision



El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Statement on Repeal of DACA Program
September 5, 2017- The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and our 1,200 members are deeply disheartened and disappointed in the decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Five years ago the opening of the DACA program application marked the beginning of a brighter future for Dreamers, our businesses, and our country as a whole. No longer did our community’s Dreamers have to fear deportation; a whole world of possibilities previously denied to them was suddenly open. It also opened up a segment of the workforce for businesses struggling to fill talent gaps. Businesses could now recruit and hire Dreamers without fear or hesitation.
Sadly, the bright future offered by DACA has been extinguished by today’s announcement. Today, we have failed the 800,000 individuals who have lived side by side with us for most of their lives, who have struggled alongside us in their pursuit of the American Dream. We have failed those individuals who willingly gave up their personal information on the promise that they would be protected.
Each one of our staff members knows at least one person who will be affected by this decision, who will have their lives turned upside down because of this decision. These individuals are our coworkers, our students, our friends, our neighbors, and our family members. They are not criminals; they are not thieves; they are not murders; they are the same people we saw just last week risking their own lives to save others in the devastating floods in Houston.
At a time when we need to be coming together as a nation, we should not be ripping families apart.
The ending of the program will not only devastate families across the state and country, it will also hurt our economy. According to a poll conducted by the Center for American Progress, deferred action programs like DACA will grow the US economy by $230 billion, increase the GDP for the state of Texas by $38.27 billion, and create an average of 4,800 jobs in Texas alone. DACA recipients report being able to pursue education opportunities they previously could not and receiving better wages than they previously had, enhancing and improving their lives and our communities.
Too often, immigrants are seen as a burden to our country, not the asset they truly are. Our country, our state, and our community could not grow, could not compete without these individuals. If we truly want to be competitive on a global scale, if we truly want to ensure the growth and success of our economy, we must pass comprehensive immigration reform that treats immigrants seeking to come to our country, and those Dreamers who already call our country home, as the assets they are, not as perceived burdens or threats.
We urge Congress to act quickly in passing legislation, such as the BRIDGE Act, that will protect DACA recipients and other Dreamers before time runs out. Protecting these individuals, thereby protecting our economic growth and stability, should be a priority for Congress before they turn to passing more comprehensive immigration reform.
It is time that we focus on immigration reform that exemplifies and upholds our values as a nation that was built by immigrants. Ending the DACA program stands in direct opposition to those ideals.
To all of the DACA recipients from our community and beyond, we stand with you.
Now, more than ever, is a time for action. It is time for us to lift our lamp beside our golden door and embrace the ideas, talents, and hopes of those seeking a better life and greater opportunities. As an organization representing 1,200 members and our small, minority, women, and veteran owned businesses, we support and will continue to support immigration reform and legislation that embraces diversity and enhances our businesses and our communities.
The mission of the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to continue to be the leading advocate in promoting the success of small, minority, women, and veteran owned businesses in the greater El Paso region, by providing resources, information and education while promoting the awareness and preservation of the Hispanic Culture.
If you are a DACA recipient, please call the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for a list of immigration attorneys that can assist you with any concerns or questions you may have.


2017 TAMACC Awards!



The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce Recognizes the Efforts of Local Businesses and Individuals at the Annual State Convention In Irving, Texas!

(El Paso, TX)- July 19th, 2017

The Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) is hosting the 42nd Annual Hispanic Business Convention of Texas August 3 – 5, 2017 in Irving, Texas. At this year’s convention TAMACC will be recognizing and awarding five recipients from El Paso! Each Year, TAMACC members nominate individuals and companies from all across the state to receive these prestigious awards. Award recipients are selected by a committee who reviews nomination packets from all across the state. The TAMACC Hispanic Business Convention of Texas is one of the biggest statewide attended business gatherings. Every year, TAMACC awards and recognizes individuals and organizations who continue to exceed the expectations of the organization at the annual convention.  

“It is very exciting to learn that the hard work and dedication of 5 El Paso businesses & individuals is being recognized at the state level by such an important organization.” States Cindy Ramos-Davidson, CEO of The El Paso Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce. “El Paso has seen the hard work of all of the honorees and now the state of Texas gets the opportunity to learn what El Paso business is all about.”

Von Washington, Chairman of the Board for the El Paso Hispanic Chamber stated, “It is impressive that El Paso Has taken so many awards this year for TAMACC. This just goes to show that all of the efforts of our local El Pasoeans are paying off!”

“One of the most rewarding, important, and established traditions of the TAMACC Annual Convention, is to select, recognize, and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of small businesses, Hispanic Chambers, and Government and Corporate Advocates,” said Samuel Guzman, TAMACC Chairman. “This year's recipients are again among the best of the best and we ask that you please join us in congratulating them.”

The Award Recipients from El Paso include: El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2017 Large Hispanic Chamber of The Year; Vincent Castro, 2017 Businessman of the Year – West Castro El Paso; Yolanda Diaz, 2017 Businesswoman of the Year - Mirador Enterprises, Inc.; Honorable Joe Moody, 2017 Government Hispanic Business Advocate of the Year - Texas House of Representatives; & Tenet Healthcare – The Hospitals of Providence, 2017 Corporate Business Advocate of the Year.

Congratulations to all of the 2017 TAMACC Award Recipients!


2017 Education Foundation Scholarship Banquet



“Together we can make a difference, one student at a time.”

WHO:         The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Educational Development Foundation & Board of Directors

WHAT:        With the participation of the President & CEO of First Light Federal Credit Union, Karl Murphy as Keynote Speaker, our Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet will recognize our 2017 Scholarship Recipients. This year we are awarding 21 students, more students than ever before. Each student will receive a $1,500 scholarship from our generous sponsors at a reception sponsored by First Light Federal Credit Union.

WHEN:                        Tuesday, June 22, 2017  11:30am – 1:00pm

WHERE:       Hilton Garden Inn / University:

111 W University Ave, El Paso, TX 79902


The El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce administers the EPHCC Educational Development Foundation, whose purpose is to make college admission possible for talented, motivated and economically disadvantaged youth in El Paso County, Texas. The EPHCC Educational Development Foundation is a non-profit organization that connects students with scholarships through the acquisition of grants, sponsorships, and donations.

The EPHCC Foundation Board Members, sponsors, staff, and volunteers, are committed to working toward the goal of increasing the rate of El Paso students earning a college degree. Since its formation, the EPHCC Educational Development Foundation Scholarship Fund has given over 300 scholarships to local high school students amounting to more than $300,000. The EPHCC Educational Development Foundation has helped students in achieving their academic dreams of obtaining a higher education by pursuing degrees in Health Care such as Nursing, Pharmacy, Speech Language Pathology, and Pre-Medicine; to Business, Engineering, Computer Science and International Relations to just mention a few.