The CaliBaja Bi-National Mega-Region is an economic development partnership that began in 2008 with the purpose of promoting the complimentary competitive advantages offered by the region.
Why invest in CaliBaja?
is Mexico´s most experienced manufacturing center. The state has a sophisticated manufacturing base and an extensive higher education system. With a total population of more than 3 million residents, Baja California has a diverse and dynamic economy. With an economically active population of more than 1.4 million people, Baja California boasts approximately 600,000 highly skilled manufacturing workers and more than 900 manufacturing companies.
One of the leading high-tech hubs in the U.S., San Diego’s economy is anchored by life science, communications, clean tech, and software industries and is fueled by a collaborative culture and sophisticated support systems focused on commercializing research and growing entrepreneurial, knowledge-based companies.
The San Diego area is home the 4th largest life science cluster in the country with more than 200 biotech firms, and an estimated 40,000 jobs with a $9.2 billion annual impact on the local economy.
Imperial Valley is the 2nd largest producer of geothermal energy in North America. The region’s abundant sun , affordable land, and talented workforce are factors in why the area is rapidly becoming a renewable energy hot-bed for biofuel, solar, wind, and geothermal development. Its strategic border location with two international border crossings anchors a flourishing and vast logistics and international trade sector.
Soup-to-nuts product development, from initial concept, laboratory research, and prototype design to manufacturing and distribution-and all of it within the distance of a short car trip instead of spread out across the world
A customer base that has literally doubled in size within the past two-decades-and that has increased both its diversity and its disposable income
Access to a youthful talent base that is multicultural, bi-lingual and driven to become real players in the notoriously spiky tech world
An emergent Aerotropolis that is globally connected like no other place in the U.S., not just by air, but by sea, rail, and highway
A rapidly evolving ecosystem for high-tech and bio-tech startups, with conduits to Silicon Valley in the north and to Mexico's growing investor class in the south
A playground for the creative class, with beaches, boating trails, mountain biking and, scenery-and a menu of cultural culinary choices that is surprisingly generous and broad