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Tecma Times -Third Quarter 2016

Tecma Times -Third Quarter 2016

Regionalism Makes Mexico Part of Global Manufacturing Hub

Regionalism Makes Mexico Part of Global Manufacturing Hub

In an increasingly interdependent and regionally minded world economy, Mexico’s manufacturing growth coupled with the rise of an increasingly educated and innovative US workforce, is propelling the region to prominence as a global manufacturing hub. Mexican Manufacturing Since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the US and Mexico have been joined []

Why Companies Are Leaving California

Why Companies Are Leaving California

Why companies are leaving California? Over the past several years, a disturbing trend has been developing in California. Once known as the bastion of commerce and business growth, the Golden State is saying goodbye to dozens of businesses every year, and the numbers seem to be increasing as companies are leaving California. The Spectrum Location []

Why Automotive Manufacturers Are Moving to Mexico

Why Automotive Manufacturers Are Moving to Mexico

We hear the complaints on the national political stage all the time and accusations as to why manufacturers are moving to Mexico. Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized Ford for moving some operations south of the border, and some have placed the blame on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But there is a less []

Nearly 5 Million US Jobs Depend on Trade with Mexico

Nearly 5 Million US Jobs Depend on Trade with Mexico

Nearly 5 million US jobs depend on trade with Mexico, and political rhetoric jeopardizing these jobs should be more governed by the facts. Mexico creates US jobs, but those jobs depend on upon a system of cooperation that could disappear if politicians are not careful to better appreciate the unique relationship between the two countries. []

How Mexican Manufacturing Benefits the US

How Mexican Manufacturing Benefits the US

Particularly in political rhetoric, Mexico and the US are sometimes painted as economic competitors, with the loss on the part of one reflecting a gain on the part of the other. However, since the passing of NAFTA in the 1990s, the economies of Mexico and the US have grown increasingly interdependent, and the Latin American []

Peso Devaluation Effect on Maquiladoras

Peso Devaluation Effect on Maquiladoras

While Mexico has become a popular manufacturing destination in recent years due to a myriad of advantages, including low labor costs, a weakening peso is driving that labor cost even lower. The resulting effect is a sometimes overlooked boon for US companies seeking to increase productivity. It is believed that the peso devaluation effect will []

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This quarterly publication will be populated with content that is useful and relevant to readers that are contemplating Mexico investments, have operations already within the Republic, as well as to other individuals that have an interest in Mexico and its manufacturing sector.