Investments sustain development and stability of Coahuila
COAHUILA – More than US$2.5 billion is the total amount generated by the 48 investment projects that are confirmed so far in the state administration, which make Coahuila the national champion in attracting investment, reported governor of Coahuila, Miguel Riquelme. This number, added the state g...
Matamoros’ labor conflict left US$5 billion in losses
MATAMOROS – The labor conflict in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, which ended last April 3rd, left losses of US$5 billion in production chains, investments and generation of jobs that were stopped to a halt. “I estimated around US$5 billion between economic losses due to stoppages, investments that had ...
Minimum Wage Doubling Impact at the Border
Even though the minimum wage at 23 Mexican border municipalities is expected to double to $176.72 Mexican pesos a day or US$8.79 starting January 1, 2019, the economic impact would most likely be moderate, since most of the businesses in this region already pay even higher wages, experts agreed. ...
More maquiladoras will arrive in Reynosa
REYNOSA – A group of new maquiladora companies will be installed in the region during the next semester. The plants could be located in Parque Industrial Norte Villa Florida, in the area near the Monterrey exit. Martha Ramos Morales, director of Asociación de Maquiladoras (INDEX), in Reynosa did...
New Mexico seeks to employ people in the cannabis branch
ALBUQUERQUE – A fast-growing industry in New Mexico is in great need of staff to keep up with demand. Job seekers will be able to head to The University of New Mexico's Student Union Building on Friday for a chance at a job in the growing medical cannabis field. Cannabis NM Staffing, the company...
Nordex Group to produce rotor blades in Tamaulipas
TAMAULIPAS – The governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, announced that Nordex Group, a leading transnational company in the wind energy market, confirmed the installation of a production plant for rotor blades of wind turbines in the city of Matamoros. This is the second product...
Smurfit Kappa inaugurates new plant in Tijuana
TIJUANA  – With an investment of US$145.5 million, Smurfit Kappa inaugurated a folding carton manufacturing plant in Tijuana, offering 250 jobs in the area and using digital technology to optimize production costs. Smurfit Kappa currently has 26 plants in Mexico, 3 of them currently located in...
Sonora ranks 5th place in employment generation
SONORA – Members of the private initiative generated 15,970 new jobs in the entity during the first two months of 2019, reported the minister of Economy of Sonora, Jorge Vidal Ahumada. In a press statement, the officer stressed that these numbers allocated Sonora as the 5th state with the higher...
Sonora's manufacturing industry grows
SONORA – Although Sonora’s manufacturing industry grew in real terms by 6.5% in February this year, it is still considered to be in a process of stalemate. The manufacturing industry showed a good performance in February 2019, after all of 2018 and January 2019 showed negative or very low trend...
Stanley Black & Decker to build a new manufacturing plant in Texas
TEXAS – Toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker plans to open a manufacturing plant in North Texas and create about 500 jobs. The New Britain-based company said a groundbreaking will take place this summer on the Craftsman plant in Fort Worth. A Stanley Black & Decker statement says the 425,000...
Technology employment expands its presence in Arizona
PHOENIX – Tech-related employment in Arizona increased by more than 5,100 new jobs in 2018 and the tech sector raised its contribution to the state's economy, according to Cyberstates 2019™, the definitive guide to national, state and metropolitan area tech sector and tech workforce analytics pu...
Texas adds 17,700 jobs in one month
TEXAS – The Texas economy is on a growing trend. According to a recent report released by the Texas Workforce Commission, February marked the 106th month of positive job growth for the state of Texas. The report shows that over the month of February, 17,700 non-farm jobs were added to the state. ...
Texas depends on latinos to sustain its workforce
DALLAS – Experts say that Texas would not have the population level required to sustain the workforce it needs without the Hispanic families who contribute to the state's population growth. "We would be in a very precarious economic situation in the state because we have a thriving economy. With ...
Texas publishes more than 15,000 jobs
TEXAS – From January through February, there were 90,718 total job postings for the Texas oil and natural gas industry, of which 15,375 were unique. That’s according to a new report by the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), which revealed that the crude petroleu...
Texas' largest wine producer is opening a winery
TEXAS – Family-owned Messina Hof, Texas' largest wine producer, is breaking ground later in 2019 on what will become the largest winery in the Houston area – and it will be located inside of a planned living community. The winery will be built in the 1,300 acre mater-planned community of Harves...
There is interest to invest in Matamoros
MATAMOROS – Entrepreneurs from Queretaro and Puebla have come to Matamoros in recent days, in search of available industrial buildings according to the needs they have, confirmed the minister of Economic Development and Employment, Julian Garza. Mr. Garza mentioned that one of these industrial bu...
Three steel plants close in Matamoros
MATAMOROS – After 18 days of stoppages, the companies Siderúrgica del Golfo and Sistemas Estructurales y Construcciones announced the end of their operations in Matamoros through a statement. The blockades of Sindicato Nacional Minero headed by Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, current Senator of MORENA...
Tijuana industry grows during 2018
TIJUANA – In the fourth quarter of the year, the industrial sector occupied approximately 1 million square feet of the city, representing an increase of 300% compared to the same quarter in 2017, said Daniel Caballero, president of Comité de Parques Industriales de Desarrollo Económico e Industr...
Tijuana stands out with higher salary level than other entities
TIJUANA – The average salary offered by the industry in the city of Tijuana is over US$9.9 and employees in the region have better working conditions compared to the rest of the border cities, said Ulises Araiza and Carlos Martin del Campo, president and head of the legal committee of Asociación ...
Tourism sector grows in Tamaulipas
TAMAULIPAS – Fernando Rocha Olivera, minister of Tourism in Tamaulipas, stressed that investors happen to have a favorable mood towards the entity while the registration of two million passers-by during Easter last week to Tampico-Madero is attracting new brands; a new hotel and four restaurants w...



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