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Guadalajara, Jalisco

Guadalajara, Jalisco

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.

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Benefits of Manufacturing in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico



The city’s economy is based on two main sectors: commerce/tourism and industry. While commerce and tourism employ about 60% of the population, industry and manufacturing, in particular, have been a main engine of economic growth and the basis of Guadalajara’s economic importance nationally. This is true even though these economic activities employ about a third of the population. Guadalajara has the third largest economy in Mexico, and possesses one of the best infrastructures for industrial development in the country; it contributes thirty-seven percent to the state of Jalisco’s total gross production.
Guadalajara economy


Guadalajara is well connected by modern highways to Mexico City, the Northwest and the major beach resorts. The main highways are: Highway 15 (connects the city northwest to Nogales, Sonora and east to Mexico City), Highway 80D (leads northwest towards Aguascalientes), and Highway 54D (leads south to the coast).The city’s airport is called the Don Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport (Guadalajara international airport). It is the third most active in the country with direct flights to many of the main cities in the United States, Central America, South America, Hong Kong and South Korea. Guadalajara is also a two hour drive away from the Port of Manzanillo which is a gateway to 74 destinations around the world.
Guadalajara Infrastructure


Guadalajara’s metropolitan area includes over twenty universities with high tech and IT courses, and graduates more than 6,500 engineers per year. Local research centers join forces directly with the private sector, creating PhD programs for applied research. These are often supported by Mexican government funds. The innovation of curriculum and mechanical programs to keep pace with the shifting requirements of the high tech industry is a major priority in the region. In addition to universities and research centers, specific certification programs funded by the government have been established to enhance competitiveness of manufacturing companies in Guadalajara.
Guadalajara Education

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