4th Borderless Business Congress

How Do Maquiladoras Work in Baja California? An Inside Look

How do maquiladoras work in Baja California? We already explained why this is a great destination for businesses, but let's take a look behind the scenes.
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If there is a region showing a period of growth in the manufacturing sector, it is Baja California. Thanks to the manufacturing conditions created for over 40 years, the state promises to become the new center of operations for thousands of foreign companies seeking to benefit from competitive manufacturing and a high-quality workforce.

Previously, we discussed why so many companies are moving their industrial plants to our country. But how do maquiladoras work in Baja California? Let’s take a look behind the scenes.

A Thriving Environment

According to the US Census Bureau, the median age in the United States is 38 years, while in Baja California it is 30 years old. This means our country has a younger workforce with many years ahead to learn and pursue a career.


In Baja California, there are 35 public and private universities offering engineering, technology, and business programs, preparing students for different industry-related job positions. In Tijuana, for example, 14,00 students graduate annually from engineering and technical programs.

In addition, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), Baja California’s 2022 export revenues brought in over 13,642 million dollars, becoming the fourth state to generate more income nationally. Results like these show us that this region has built up an environment that keeps thriving by taking advantage of all the opportunities given.

Maquiladoras in Baja California

Thanks to the IMMEX maquiladora program, the state has been able to stand out as a competitive place to set up a manufacturing plant, meeting the highest standards and goals while improving quality. Companies in almost all industrial sectors have been established in the city, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Medical Device
  • Accessories
  • Steels and metals
  • Food and drinks
  • Aluminum and glass
  • Sports articles
  • Automotive
  • Electronics
  • Packaging
  • Renewable energy
  • Metalworking
  • Injection molding
  • Chemical products
  • Furniture
  • Plastics
  • Textile

Now that you know more about maquiladoras in Baja California, it is time to find the perfect location so you can settle your manufacturing plant and take advantage of the business opportunities in Mexico.

At Tijuana EDC, we can provide you with all the information you need regarding maquiladoras in Mexico so you can start on the right foot and be ready to succeed. We can help you with business consulting, alliances, site location, and initial recruiting support. Contact us and receive free-of-charge consulting services for your investment project.

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