Ensenada Steps Up Efforts to Attract Aerospace11.18.13
Ensenada, 40 minutes south of Tijuana in Baja California, Mexico is increasing its efforts to attract the booming aerospace manufacturing business to the area. Located on the Pacific coast of Baja, the charming seaside city recently took advantage of the IV State Aerospace Forum held in northern Baja annually. Representatives from 13 foreign companies were hosted by local businesses including Hutchinson, Orcon Areospace and CPP who offered tours of their facilities, and discussions with local operations managers.
The companies that participated in the recent tour are engaged in building electronic components with facilities already established in the Mexican cities of Puebla and Guadalajara according to Roberto Durazo, Director of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) of Ensenada. Baja California is home to the largest concentration of foreign aerospace manufacturing in the country with over 16,000 jobs generated by 64 companies. The intent of the recent tour was to demonstrate that Baja California cities outside of Mexicali and Tijuana can also support the needs of the aerospace industry.
The Ensenada EDC plans ongoing tours and recruitment efforts in the future. For more information about the economic opportunities in Ensenda, click here.