Each year Hispanic Business publishes a list which features the top 500 Hispanic-owned and operated businesses based on annual revenue. This year, El Paso boasted 28 of them. 

The list, which is comprised of 2012 figures, lists 28 Hispanic-owned businesses in El Paso with these companies generating over $750 million in combined revenue and employing more than 3,500 workers.

So who made the list?

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Fred Loya Insurance ranked 19 out of 500. With over $506 million generated in 2012, this Hispanic Business saw an incredibly prosperous year (up from $438 million in 2011). Founded in 1975 as an insurance company of humble beginnings, Fred Loya has skyrocketed to the top of Hispanic Businesses in the United States.

Other notable mentions include Thrifty Car Sales of El Paso, Bravo Southwest, Cesar-Scott Inc., and The Saucedo Co.

Who, on the other hand, did not make the list? After being featured on the Food Network and the Huffington Post as being one of the best Mexican restaurants in America, Chico's Tacos was slighted by not even making the honorable mentions list on the HispanicBusiness 500 index. And to think that this local legend was given the cold shoulder...oh the agony!

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