Manufacturing locations in Mexico
Coahuila, located in the Northeast of Mexico, is the third largest Mexican state after Chihuahua and Sonora. Saltillo, Coahuila’s capital, is located in the Southeastern part of the state. It lies 180 miles south of the U.S. border and has a population of about 725,000. The city is a mere fifty miles from Mexico’s industrial center, Monterrey, and permits prompt access to Houston and Tampico’s seaports. Its convenient location makes it central for distribution into U.S. and Mexican markets.
With a history that dates back to 1539, Guaymas was founded in 1769 and became a municipality and city in the Mexican State of Sonora in 1825. Guaymas is located in the Sonoran Desert along the coastline of the Sea of Cortez, about 250 miles directly south of the U.S.-Mexico border at Nogales. The population of Guaymas and surrounding communities within 50 miles is approximately 200,000 people. Guaymas is only about eighty miles away from Hermosillo, the capital of the Sonora, and is home to one of the largest aerospace manufacturing clusters in Mexico.
With history that dates back to 1777, Empalme was founded in 1905 and became a municipality and city in the Mexican State of Sonora in 1940. Empalme is located in the Sonoran Desert along the coastline of the Sea of Cortez, about 260 miles directly south of the U.S. – Mexico border at Nogales The population of Guaymas and surrounding communities within 50 miles is approximately 60,000 people. Empalme is only about eighty- five miles away from Hermosillo, the capital of the Sonora, and is less than five miles away from Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.
On December 23, 1823, Queretaro became the 11th Mexican state. It’s located within Mesa Central, and with an area of about 4,500 square miles, it’s one of the smallest states in the country. Mountains border Queretaro to the north, and there are plains and valleys to the south. The area contains diverse ecosystems - from deserts to jungles - and a third of the territory is taken up by the Sierra Gorda region. Queretaro has a population of about 2 million with most of the citizens living in and around its capital city, Santiago de Querétaro.
Guadalajara, the capital of the Mexican State of Jalisco, is one of the major economic centers of the country. It is the second most populated city and all of Mexico, with over 4 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. Industrial activity in Guadalajara is diversified; it is important to note that Guadalajara is one of the most important non-border locations for manufacturing in Mexico, often compared to Monterrey and other industrial cities stretched along the NAFTA highway.