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Merida, Yucatan: Mexico’s Next Manufacturing Hot Spot

Merida is located in Mexico’s southeastern state of the Yucatan. While one might think of ancient Mayan ruins and the Riviera, Merida is ranked third in Mexico for growth in manufacturing. Merida is located in the safest state in Mexico and ranks first in the nation for ease of doing business.

The United States Chamber of Commerce declared the Yucatan is the best state in Mexico to invest in due to ease of doing business, energy, security, and investment in infrastructure. Located just twenty miles from Mexico’s southernmost commercial Port of Progreso, manufacturing in Merida connects you to the world!

Quick Stats for Merida Manufacturing

Quick Stats for Merida Manufacturing

Industrial Real Estate in Merida

The new Hunucma-Merida Industrial Corridor is an exciting new development home to several industrial parks and lots for lease. This Hunucma industrial zone is connected with railways and highways, and already has utility infrastructure in place for natural gas, water, fiber optics, and electricity.


Merida has 13 industrial parks and more than 1,000 hectares of available space, including build-to-suit facilities and warehouses. Land is also available for lease or sale for new construction.


Infrastructure and Logistics

Merida has well established highways and railway system connected to the Port of Progreso and to the rest of Mexico. Fiber optics, voice and data, water, natural gas, and electricity are available in Merida. The state as a whole stands out in in generation, transmission and distribution of electric power, potable water supply and piped gas to the final consumer, ranking fifth nationally in the first 5 months of 2019.

The Federal Electricity Commission's new electric power generation plant, Merida 4, will be established in Yucatan this year will have a capacity of 300 megawatts (MW) and is expected to increase to 500 MW by 2023 and to reach 1,000 MW by 2026, guaranteeing the supply of consumption for the next 15 years.


Merida is located just twenty miles from the Port of Progreso directly connecting container ships major ports in the southern United States, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Infrastructure and Logistics

Well-known for being the only offshore port in the country, the Port of Progreso has a 4.11 mile-long pier and a 4.68 mile-long shipping channel, 492 feet wide and 42 feet deep. Línea Peninsular, with a regular service two times a week connecting Progreso with the Port of Panama City, FL, as well as a weekly service to/from Houston, Texas and the Hapag Lloyd, where, through an agreement with shippers Hanjin Shipping, Hapag Lloyd and CMA-CMG respectively, freight is moved to/from the entire world. Hamburg Süd connects Progreso with port of the Caribbean and Central America, as well as to/from Asia, Europe and South America. Melfi Marine Corp. also connects Progreso with Gulf ports, the Caribbean and the European Mediterranean, through the port of Havana, Cuba.

Merida Manufacturing Workforce

The total population of the Yucatan is 2,259,098, of which the average age is 29 years old. The Yucatan boasts low rotation (1.7%) and low Absenteeism (3%) in the workforce. There are 108 higher education institutions in Yucatan which ranked 6th nationally in Science, Technology, and Innovation Index in 2019 (CAIINNO).

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Expanding, Relocating or simply Starting a new manufacturing facility in Mexico

Strategic Locations for Setting up Manufacturing in Mexico

Mexico’s strategic manufacturing locations offer you unparalleled benefits for your site selection; proximity, ease of doing business, cultural alignment, quality workforce, low cost labor, supply chain and logistics. 

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