Monterrey is Mexico’s third-largest city, with a robust industrial presence, particularly in automotive manufacturing. It is home to many of the country’s leading universities and graduates over 11,000 technicians and nearly 6,000 engineers per year. Located just 125 miles (200 km) from the U.S./Mexico border, Monterrey is Mexcio’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment in the manufacturing sector and continues to see new expansion year after year. Due to its reliable infrastructure, convenient transportation routes, and supplier availability, it is quickly becoming one of the central areas for manufacturing opportunities across the globe. Some of the companies manufacturing in Monterrey include KIA, Polaris, Daimler, Whirlpool, Carrier, LG, and Caterpillar.

Monterrey Manufacturing Facts

Distance to U.S. Border:

125 miles (200 km)

Nearest Major U.S. City:

San Antonio, TX

Commercial Port of Entry:

Monterrey Port

Closest Airport:

Monterrey International Airport

Closest Commercial Major Seaports:

Altamira Port: 309 MI or 494 KM (Gulf of Mexico)
Lazaro Cardenas Port 758 MI or 1,212 KM (Pacific Ocean)

Rail Transport:

Kansas City Southern Mexico and Ferromex

Number of Maquiladoras:


Total Industrial Parks:


Lease Rate Per Sq. Ft.:

Approximately $0.65 – $0.70

Average Fully Burdened Salary (Entry Level):

$5.70 – 5.90 USD per hour


5.7 Million



Industry Concentrations:

Home Appliances
IT & Software

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