With Tijuana Mayor Jorge Astiazaran at his side, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer visited two maquiladoras and met with members of the city's business community Friday to discuss concerns such as border crossings, tourism and the region's water supply.
"It's not only a chance to strengthen the relationship that I have with Mayor Astiazaran, but also look at how we're promoting the mega-region," Faulconer said following a tour of Kyocera, a solar panel manufacturing facility near the U.S. border.
Mexico's Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry exports projected to reach $11.3B in five years as industry embraces benefits of Nearshoring; Esparza to detail assets of Baja region as featured Free Sessions speaker at Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo.
SAN DIEGO, CA, May 6, 2015– Global Aerospace & Defense companies will almost double their manufacturing output in Mexico. The country's A&D exports were valued at 5.463 billion dollars in 2013 and are expected to grow to 11.3 billion dollars in the next five years. The State of Baja California is a leading authority in this sector with an average yearly growth of above 20% in the last ten years according to the data from the Ministry of Economy (SE).
With the recent collaborations between government and business entities, the ties between Tijuana and San Diego – dubbed the binational mega-region – are stronger than ever, and the fence that separates our two cities is becoming more and more irrelevant.
Thanks to organizations such as NST client CaliBaja Mega-Region, which is committed to promoting foreign direct investment initiatives for San Diego County, Imperial County and Baja California, we have more resources than ever to connect with stakeholders on both sides of the border.