Why is Mexico an Attractive
By Gonzalo Gutierrez, SIOR
An open economy, stable, competitive and full of opportunities.
There’s not the slightest doubt that
Mexico is a country of great opportunity.
The proximity of Mexico to the United
States, the special relations between the
two countries under the North American
Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and
its strategic geographical location
make Mexico a highly-attractive
destination for many sectors, among
them, manufacturing and services. The
significant investments the country has
received in recent years, despite its
intense fight against organized crime,
demonstrates that Mexico continues to
be very attractive.
• Mexico is the 11th largest economy in
• On logistics, the proximity to the U.S.
border on the north and with central
and South America on the south is an
unavoidable advantage for Mexico.
• Exceptionally talented, bilingual,
and highly skilled labor force with
• More than 44 Free Trade Agreements
• Outstanding investment from OEM’s
on the last 10 years with a huge
growth from Automobile, Aerospace,
Electronics, Home Appliances, Steel and
• Mexico is a young population and this
is a demographic boom for all of Latin
OVERALL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Mexico, with a population of
approximately 119 million, is the second
largest country in Latin America, and the
third largest in population in the entire
continent, just smaller than Brazil and
the U.S. Of the trade partners within the
United States, Mexico is on the top-four
with Canada, China, and Japan.
Mexico’s standing as a leader in the
global manufacturing market has
been long established, even amidst
increased global competition. A big
number of Fortune 500 companies and
other multi-national companies have
turned to Mexico in an attempt to cut