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BAJA CALIFORNIA IS THE IDEAL REGION FOR YOUR BUSINESS OPERATIONS



  • Closest Mexican State To Asia.

  • Border To North American Markets.

  • A Globally And Unique Mega Region (California, Arizona, Nevada And Baja California).

  • Infrastructure And Communication Development.

  • Skilled Labor Force.

  • Top Industrial Competitiveness.

  • Pro-business Environment And Cluster Development Orientation.

  • Home To Many Global Companies.


​"Mexicali was elected as the ideal city for its operation, due to its strategic location for future projects, for having qualified workforce, as well as a stable and competitive working environment. Baja California stands out for having the largest concentration of medical companies in Latin America."

​ - Raul Carreras (Senior VP Operations MEDLINE)


TIJUANA

The largest city in the state of Baja California and on the Baja California peninsula. It is part of the San Diego-Tijuana international trans-border agglomeration. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Mexico. It borders at the North with the State of California, which has led the border between Tijuana and San Ysidro to become the largest and most transited crossing point in the world. Tijuana is considered as a cosmopolitan city for being a commercial and cultural center, in addition to having significant production and manufacturing activities in the northeast of Mexico. Tijuana is home to more than 75 million square feet of industrial real estate with more than 3.2 million square feet of available space in both new and pre-owned buildings in 51 industrial parks within the city.


MEXICALI

Mexicali is the State Capital of Baja California. It borders at the north with California and Arizona and has been ranked as one of the best cities in Mexico to live, work and establish businesses. The best planned Mexican community along the border and the 3rd largest Mexican border city, Mexicali has it all. Its agricultural, industrial, trade and touristic vocation has led this thriving city to outstand for its entrepreneurial spirit and its contribution to the State ́s economic development. With 1,052,656 inhabitants, Mexicali has one of the most diversified economies in Mexico, with +170 industrial companies with +80,000 employees and +90 U.S. Companies. All of this provide in Mexicali a dynamic and thriving Mexican private sector with a continuous growth and a highly educated population the State capital continues to progress, managing to offer an excellent quality of life to residents and business people.


ENSENADA

Ensenada is Baja California's cargo cruise port city, located just 60 miles south of the California border. It is also home to some of the important research centers in the norther part of Mexico. This city is also known for its diverse economy, not just a port city or an industrial center, as it is also a very important agricultural area, it is Mexico’s wine capital, an important touristic destination, a UNESCO Creative City, a global fishing and mariculture epicenter, a developing mining territory, a burgeoning IT development hub and a logistical paradise for the American and Asian markets.


PLAYAS DE ROSARITOS

Rosarito is characterised for being a beach destination located in the Tijuana-Ensenada tourist corridor, 27 km from the borderline. Located next to the Pacific Ocean, in addition to its beautiful beaches, make this place a very attractive one to live in and to recreate on spare time, highlighting the quality of life and the particular environment of a beach destination. Playas de Rosarito houses the facilities of Baja Studios, which is an autonomous production facility, a location for the filming studios with the largest water tanks for filming in the world.


TECATE

The municipality of Tecate has been recognized as Mexico's 'magical town', favoring the tourism industry, especially in relation with health services (centred on relaxing techniques and body treatments). This city is also known for its diverse economy, not just a port city or an industrial center, as it is also a very important agricultural area, it is Mexico’s wine capital, an important touristic destination, a UNESCO Creative City, a global fishing and mariculture epicenter, a developing mining territory, a burgeoning IT development hub and a logistical paradise for the American and Asian markets. Home to the world famous Tecate Beer, and major companies like Rockwell, Ingersoll-Rand, Milwaukee Electronics, and more.


STRATEGIC SECTORS


AEROSPACE

  • +94 companies established in the region, representing 21% of Mexico's Aerospace industry.

  • More than 51 years of aeronautical experience.

  • Largest concentration of aerospace companies in México.

  • Workforce of more than 35,000 (operators, technicians and engineers).

  • Design, assembly, manufacture & MRO.

  • 9th place in FDI Performance of the Aerospace Sector. FDI Intelligence Aerospace cities of the future 2018/19.

  • Companies like Honeywell, Safran, Triumph Group, Gulfstream, United Technologies, Rockwell Collins + more.


AUTOMOTIVE

  • More than 50 years of experience in the Automotive industry.

  • +140 supply companies that represents 55,000 jobs.

  • Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 companies.

  • Growing off-road business with more than 25 companies.

  • Companies like Hyundai, Toyota, Eaton, Bose, Delphi, etc.


MEDICAL DEVICES

  • More than 70 companies with processes of design, assembly, manufacturing, sterilization, among others.

  • Baja California leads the medical device industry in Mexico and Latin America.​

  • Over 61,000 jobs.

  • Baja California represents 50% of total national exports and imports.

  • A yearly growth rate of 7.8%.

  • Internal market of $2.3 billion dollars.

  • Companies like Flex, Meddtronic, Medline, Zeiss, Nypro.


ELECTRONICS

  • Baja California has the largest concentration of electronic manufacturers in America.

  • More than 180 electronic companies established.

  • Over 120,726 jobs.

  • The only manufacturing sector with presence in the 5 municipalities of the State.

  • Some of our capabilities: Automated surface mount and assembly, testing and validation, OEM/ODM/ EMS and Contract manufacturing options, among others.

  • Companies like Bose, Hisense, Foxconn, Sanyo, Aptiv, Panasonic, Kyocera, Technicolor, Creation Technologies.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

  • Baja California has an active developer community of more than 5,000 high skilled software engineer user groups.

  • There are +300 companies that are integrated into Baja´s tech ecosystem.

  • Great integration with mature manufacturing processes (Aeronautical, Automotive, Electronics, Medical devices, among others).

  • 2 PhD research centers focused on robotics, IoT and software development.

  • Our major export markets are United States, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

  • Companies include Gameloft, SRAX, RSI, Grupo Red, etc.

WINE INDUSTRY

  • The craft beer, wine and cuisine of the region attract more than 8 million people annually to Baja California.

  • Baja California produces more than 80% of Mexican wine. The industry produces 30% of the wine consumed in the country.

  • There are about 180 wine houses that produce more than 500 wine labels.

  • It has an international recognition of quality (More than 600 international awards and recognitions, according to the Mexican Wine Council, 2016).

  • Companies include Vena Cava, L.A. Cetto, Roganto, Santo Tomas, Adobe Guadalupe, Monte Xanic, and more.


STATE INCENTIVES AND SUPPORT

  • Exemption on the payroll tax based on the project and obtained score. For newly generated jobs: 1 to 2 years – up to 100% / 3 years – 75% / 4 years – 50% / Up to 5 years – 25%. For existing jobs prior to the project: 50% during the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th years / 25% during the 5th year.

  • Comprehensive advisory and guidance during the landing of your project on Baja California.

  • Assistance in recruiting personnel though the State Secretariat of Labor.

  • Full support in creating linkage programs with local, state, and national universities, technical and vocational schools.

  • Working together with the industry within Baja California, in order to adapt the curricula to your industry needs.

  • Incentive package for foreign and local suppliers.

  • Availability of talented workforce and guaranteed stable work environment.

  • Two annual events for supplier chain development programs.


SUCCESS STORIES


"Mexicali was elected as the ideal city for its operation, due to its strategic location for future projects, for having qualified workforce, as well as a stable and competitive working environment. Baja California stands out for having the largest concentration of medical companies in Latin America." - MEDLINE


"Baja California and Honeywell have forged a strong relationship with benefit for both, which has allowed the growth of our presence in the state. In addition, we have found that Baja California offers a wide range of advantages for a company like ours, including access to a motivated and skillful workforce, and a strong educational infrastructure that includes several universities highly qualified. These were the factors that convinced us to expand operations here." - HONEYWELL


"Our President chose Mexicali because of its proximity to the commercial ports, its friendly and warm organization and its hardworking citizens." - MARTECH MEDICAL


"For Hyundai, Baja California has been an excellent place of investment and therefore its growth has been consolidated in recent years.” - HYUNDAI


“Our trajectory, strength and position in the market, as well as our future growth and interest to be the best would not be possible without the workers of the company.» We are also very grateful for the support received from the region and its authorities, we will continue to contribute together to continue this effort and fulfil our commitments.” -FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE


“The talent that exists in the region represents strong advantages when starting work in Mexicali for our company, it is important to train the new personnel of welders.” - ASCENT AEROSPACE


For more information about doing business in Baja California please contact the Economic Development Agency of Baja California: www.nvestinbaja.gob.mx