Manufacturing in Mexico

International trade and manufacturing are two sectors that constitute the backbone of San Diego’s economy.

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San Diego and Tijuana - A Pacific Operations Center

Commerce between San Diego and its Mexican neighbor, Tijuana, is facilitated by the three border crossings that are currently in place. The Otay Mesa Port of Entry is the principal conduit through which cargo passes from Mexico to the United States, while San Ysidro/El Chaparral crossing is the busiest border point in the world.

The volume of traffic that transits the international boundary at this San Ysidro/El Chaparral requires a maximum of thirty vehicle lanes going northbound while the number of lanes required to move travelers from the US to Mexico is between six and eight.  The third border crossing currently existing between San Diego and its Mexican sister city is the Cross-Border Xpress, or the CBX. It consists of airport terminals on each side of the boundary between the US and Mexico that are connected by an access bridge.

The San Diego – Tijuana economy’s underpinnings rest upon a strong base of human and physical infrastructure.  Both sides of the border combine to be home to twenty institutions of higher learning, both public and private.

Population 1.42 million
Manufacturing Workforce 852,000
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Major Universities University of San Diego
San Diego State University
University of California – San Diego
San Diego City College

San Diego - Tijuana Infrastructure

Ports of entry

San Diego International Airport

San Ysidro

Otay Mesa

Road & Rail

US Interstates 5 and 8

Desert Line

Tijuana-Tecate Short Line

Consider a maquiladora operation across the border with Mexico in Tijuana, if you are…

  • 1.Are seeking to operate a manufacturing facility in one of Mexico’s automotive industry hubs.
  • 2.Looking to locate an aerospace industry facility in Mexico’s heartland.
  • 3.Seeking to operate in a Mexican industrial city that is close to major international airport facilities.

Manufacturing Industries in Tijuana

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Medical Devices
  • Electronics
  • Metal Mechanics
  • Plastics

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