EL PASO, TX – The City of El Paso announced that Hiller Measurements, a U.S. national leader. in the development, manufacture and support of mission-critical test equipment for national organizations, is expanding to El Paso International Airport.
The City Council approved a lease agreement with the defense contractor to support the creation of $4.6 million in new engineering jobs with a minimum public investment not to exceed $1.2 million over five years.
According to the City Council, El Paso should see a substantial rate of return on its agreement. Initial projections estimate that the public investment will translate into $22 million in local economic growth over the life of the contract with the Austin-based company.
“I am happy that Hiller Measurements has decided to invest in our wonderful community. This lease agreement will continue to further our economic development strategy to grow existing industries and attract new target industries, including advanced manufacturing and international development to create an innovation-driven technology culture that promotes economic growth,” said Mayor Oscar Leeser.
Interim City Manager Cary Westin, said the expansion underscores the benefit of the City Council’s strategy to make the community a hub for aerospace, defense and advanced manufacturing.
“The beauty of these investments is that they produce direct and secondary benefits, such as a bright economic outlook and the addition of highly skilled jobs in an industry critical to our community,” Westin commented.
Hiller Measurements will occupy space in the existing ELP Innovation Factory at 501 George Perry, east of the airport terminal. Operations will begin in early 2024.
The company’s local facility will feature cable and harness manufacturing, as well as additive augmented with artificial intelligence and workforce development for more than 16 new highly skilled engineering jobs and internship opportunities.