What are the fastest growing industrial sectors in Mexico, and where?

15 Jul 2014


The automotive sector is growing rapidly in the central region of Mexico known as the “bajio,” which includes the Mexican states of Guanajuato, Queretaro, Aguascalientes, and even Jalisco and San Luis Potosi.

The aerospace sector, which primarily manufactures airplane engine components, is growing primarily in the northwestern contiguous states of Sonora, Chihuahua, and Baja, California. Additional aerospace manufacturing activities are growing in the state of Queretaro and Nuevo Leon.

Medical device manufacturing is becoming another growth sector in Mexico. The highest concentration of companies are located in Tijuana, but the industry is spreading to other cities in search of certain skills sets and labor characteristics.

Locations such as Guadalajara and Ciudad de Juarez have the highest concentration of electronics contract manufacturers or EMS companies.