While Querétaro is geographically one of the smallest states in Mexico, it has access to more than 40 million consumers in 250-mile radius. As the population quadrupled in the last 15 years, it has developed a large foreign community with more than 10,300 residents. Querétaro is directly connected by highway to Mexico City as well as the north of the country and the United States via rail transport. The state government has a well‐structured plan to train an aerospace workforce and has invested in new training programs and university.

Querétaro Manufacturing Facts

State Population:


Main Industrial Cities:


Queretaro City Population:


Distance to US Border:

576 MI or 921 KM

Nearest Major US Cities:

San Antonio, TX
Houston TX

Commercial port of entry:

Nuevo Laredo Commercial Port of Entry

Closest major airport (s):

Querétaro International Airport

Closest commercial major seaports:

Veracruz Port 375 MI or 600 KM (Gulf of Mexico)
Altamira Port: 406 MI or 649 KM (Gulf of Mexico)
Lazaro Cardenas Port 344 MI or 550 KM (Pacific Ocean)

Rail Transport:

Kansas City Southern Mexico and Ferromex

Number of maquiladoras:


Maquiladora Workforce:


Sector with the highest distribution to the State GDP:

Manufacturing 28.7%

Total Industrial Parks:


Lease rate per sq. ft.:

Base Rent of $0.55 to $0.60 US DLLS SQFT per month (Class A building)

Average production line worker fully burdened salary:

$4.60 – $4.90 USD per hour

Population from 18 – 54 years:




Industry concentrations:


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