Tijuana EDC along with Baja California government representatives are preparing to take part in Mexico's first international airshow and aerospace tradeshow dubbed Feria Aeroespacial México 2015. In its final planning stages, the event is part of the country's celebration of the 100th anniversary of its Air Force and will be hosted at Santa Lucia No.1 Military Air Base near Mexico City this coming April 22 through 25.
Along with Baja California Governor Francisco Vega and Baja California Secretary of Economic Development Carlo Humberto Bonfante, members of the Tijuana, Mexicali, Tecate and Ensenada EDCs will form the delegation from the state at the airshow. The delegation will be promoting a business-to-business agenda to develop the supply chain for Baja California's aerospace industry – the leading aerospace cluster in the country of Mexico. In addition, Governor Vega will be hosting the show's official reception along with Mexican President Peña Nieto.
(Bloomberg) - Jordi Muñoz lives in CaliBaja, a binational metropolis that San Diego and Tijuana want to put on the map.
A Mexican native with permanent resident status in the U.S., the 28-year-old is the co-founder of North America's largest drone manufacturer, 3D Robotics Inc. Its aerial vehicles are designed in a San Diego office building and get their wings in a Tijuana manufacturing facility where Muñoz's childhood friend, Guillermo Romero, supervises a mexican workforce of 115. Engineers from both countries shuttle between the two locations."
Being on the border has allowed us to fabricate everything in-house," Munoz said. "Workers in Tijuana have a California mentality, they don't see limits -- it's a really nice combination."
TIJUANA — Issues such as tourism, emergency response, the environment, police collaboration, and joint trade missions were the topics of discussion on Friday, as Mayor Kevin Faulconer brought top staff members from San Diego City Hall to meet with Tijuana Mayor Jorge Astiazaran and his staff.
We're going to be talking a lot about economic development, how are we attracting great jobs to the region
Faulconer said at a news conference before closed-door meetings at the Torre Cosmopolitan building in the city's Rio Zone.
The meeting was the first between the two cities since the mayors signed a memorandum of understanding in San Diego last November.