Sonora boosts business tourism
SONORA – In order to strengthen business tourism and conventions in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, the state is promoting the arrival of visitors from the United States, offering them complementary activities with an ecotourism approach. Moisés Esteban Corrales Ruiz, director of Oficina de Convencione...
Sonora concretes the opening of two Photovoltaic Parks
SONORA – Sonora has confirmed that Hermosillo and Puerto Libertad Photovoltaic Parks will be inaugurated next month by Iberdrola and Acciona. In a working meeting with the CEOs of both companies, the governor of the State of Sonora, Claudia Pavlovich Arellano, highlighted the great potential that...
Sonora manages investment projects with Spain
HERMOSILLO – On February 20, the governor of Sonora, Claudia Pavlovich will make a tour in Spain which aims to specify investment projects for Sonora in the areas of water, education, economic development and public services. Pavlovich met with representatives of the company Aqualia, which specia...
Sonora will invest US$1.1 million in Ecoparque
HERMOSILLO – This year it is expected to invest another US$1.1 million to Ecoparque Sonora, additional amount to the US$2.8 million that were allocated in the first three stages, said the head of Coordinación de Infraestructura Desarrollo Urbano y Ecología (Cidue), José Antonio Carrillo Atondo....
Sonora’s maquila industry has grown lately in a slowly way: INDEX
SONORA – Growth of the maquiladora sector is low in Sonora, so the entity ranks the penultimate place nationally in such matter, said Gerardo Vazquez Falcon, leader of Index Sonora. Vazquez Falcon mentioned that even when the exit of the maquiladora industry from the region is not a real possibil...
Sunpin Solar Inks PPA with California Energy Service Provider
IRVINE CALIF – Based developer Sunpin Solar has announced a new power purchase agreement (PPA) with Direct Energy Business for the full output of the recently completed ColGreen North Shore Power Plant. The renewable energy PPA covers the full 96.75 MW DC / 74.8 MW AC capacity of the solar projec...
Tamaulipas and Texas sign binational agreement
NUEVO LAREDO – In an unprecedented binational agreement, Nuevo Laredo was part of the signing of the agreement called “Impulso al desarrollo económico de Tamaulipas y el sur de Texas”, to collaborate in economic promotion along with state and municipal agencies and governments on both sides o...
Tamaulipas keeps moving forward on FDI national ranking
TAMAULIPAS – By the fourth quarter of 2018, the flow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by entity, Tamaulipas improved in its position within the top 10 states of the country, moving to 7th place. Thus, the entity registered an accumulated for this period of US$1000 million, which represents 4.3%...
Tamaulipas: role model state in terms of energy
An investment of US$1,115 billion, in addition to other projects, place Tamaulipas as one of the most important economic development centers in the country. Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca said that in the southern part of Texas, which is the same basin that reaches Tamaulipas, that route today pro...
Television production in Tijuana will have a tough year
The television production industry in Tijuana could have a difficult year in 2019, said the regional president of Cámara Nacional de la Industria Electrónica, de Telecomunicaciones y Tecnologías de la Información (Canieti), José Francisco Elizondo. This because foreign maquiladora companies, e...
Texas business leaders travel to West Coast to poach more California companies
TEXAS – A group of Texas business leaders is traveling this week to the state's favorite place to lure away companies: California. The three-day trip to San Francisco is the latest effort by Texas to snag corporate offices, company headquarters and jobs from its West Coast rival. For years, Cali...
Texas Needs Immigration to Grow Its GDP
Immigration and population growth are two trends that allow the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to grow in Texas. The Lone Star State also needs more prepared workforce to attract a variety of industries and to create wealth. Recently, the President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Robert ...
Texas oil and natural gas industry paid more than US$14 billion in taxes
TEXAS – The Texas oil and natural gas industry paid more than US$14 billion in state and local taxes and state royalties in fiscal year 2018, up 27% from fiscal year 2017, and the second-highest total in Texas history, according to a Texas Oil and Gas Association news release. “As we celebrate ...
Texas rice farmers hurt by unresolved trade issues
TEXAS – There is no doubt that one of the most important issues pending in Congress is support for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) and there is no agriculture product coming out of the U.S. that depends more on the Mexico export market than rice. The U.S. exports US$1.8 billion worth of r...
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...
The Border Economic Plan Would Have Limited Impact
The size of the economic boost of the Border Economic Plan for the U.S.-Mexico border region is unclear. The rules of this decree only allow lower taxes for a few companies at the border, reducing the economic impact many anticipated. “The rules are very strict and rule out many companies; theref...
The Nuevo Leon Energy Cluster boosts the creation of new clusters
MONTERREY – After three years of its inception, the Nuevo Leon Energy Cluster is becoming a benchmark in supporting the creation of other clusters, such as the one in the state of Sonora. “We help with the legal side of it, in the integration of its members, in the administrative part, as well ...
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...
Thermographic cameras are delivered to firefighters in Nogales
NOGALES – The volunteer fire brigade "Gustavo L. Manriquez" of the Sonora border received equipment, including four thermographic cameras to determine the degrees of heat in fires, informed the local council. In a statement, it was indicated that the funds of US$32,580 were contributed by the te...
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...



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