The Best Business Climate.
The Best Labor stability and productive
The Best Young and Law Respectful HR.
The Best Location, Infrastructure and
The Best quality of life and family
1. The Best
1st place in business climate Doing Business 2005-2008 “Highly Commended” 2005 – 2006 The best place to
outsource operations in Latin America 2006 More competitive cost in Mexico, 2008 Aguascalientes: The Mexican Tiger Roars 1st place in Competitiveness 2007 The Mexican Tiger – Best in competitiveness 2005 1st place in Business Environment 2006
“Aguascalientes is one of the best
places in the world to invest”
Harvard University, has used Aguascalientes as study case (development model) at the J. F. Kennedy Government School
OECD* has recognized Aguascalientes as having the best business climate standards in the world.
*Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Performed research on why Aguascalientes leads in:
•Business Climate &
First Place in De-regulation National Leader Program ONE.
*Comisión Federal de Mejora Regulatoria
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to start a business than
in Italy, Spain, Chile, Japan, China o Brazil
(% income per capita)
The World Bank
“Aguascalientes has the most business friendly
environment in Mexico” Doing Business Report
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AGUASCALIENTES: NATIONAL LEADER IN
The State's GDP grown 9% in 2006, similar growth to
Average Growth Rate 2003-2007
Its Manufacturing Industry has maintained
an annual 4.5% steady growth. 2005-2009.
Source: INEGI, National Accounts System, Manufacturing Industry Statistics 2006-2009.
This industry represents a 30.3% of
the State's Gross Domestic Product
Long term tradition in foreign
•Aguascalientes has landed more than 2,300 million USD in the last 4 years. During 2006 Aguascalientes received more than 1,500 million USD in FDI out of the 19,000 that came in to the country.
were located here during the last 30 years
Among others, capitals have arrived from USA, Japan, Spain,
France, Germany, Sweden, Brazil.
9 National Leader in automobile production.
9 450,000 vehicles assembled in 2008 and 355,000 in 2009.
9 14% of state´s GDP, the biggest sector in the state.
9 37 international companies (Japan, France, US, Germany and Spain).
9 Foreign Direct Investment, (Estimated figures at a present value with some of investments made 20 years ago): $20,000,000,000 US dollars.
25 companies of IT & Software industry are in the cluster.
Information Technologies and
2 Largest Software
developersin the country are located in
2. The Best Labor
National recognition for it’s efficient legal
4% in employee turnover, the lowest rate in
Great Stability in the Labor Structure:
Syndicate – Company – Government
in the Industrial sector
•INEGI: One of the most recognized institutions by the UN on Statistics, Geography and Information Technology, is located here.
•It is the only Federal Government successful experience in decentralization. (99% of Federal Offices are still in Mexico city Federal District).
•More than 7,000 employees (Since its arrival to the state all the internal labor conflicts have decrease).
•80% of its employees are from Aguascalientes.
SOFTTEK: The largest software development company in Mexico.
•During 2005 and 2007 SOFTTEK has grown from 200 to 1,000 employees.
•With clients such as General Electric, IMSS, Public and private Banks.
The second most important NISSAN plant in the world.
Has achieve different domestic and international recognitions on:,
•Industrial Cleanliness, and
These enterprises have been in Aguascalientes factors of competitiveness and productivity, developing an INDUSTRIAL CULTURE, through instruments of quality management.
3. The Best Young
and Law Respectful
68% (724,000) of the population it is under 34 years of age.
50% is economically active – more than half a million.
it is the average age
Young HR availability
32,000 college students.
27 universities & colleges:
for only 1 million
8 out of the 100 best colleges in Mexico are in Aguascalientes
•UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE AGUASCALIENTES, among 10 best in the country.
•ITESM Campus Aguascalientes, the best private college in the region (Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Colima and Michoacán). Reader’s Digest.
•UNIVERSIDAD PANAMERICANA (BONATERRA), Has won multiple prizes in MIT Robotics Competitions (5 years in a row, in the first 3 places); the most nominated
in Manitoba International Marketing Competition.
•UTNA, Quality National Price to the TU.
Industrial Policy based on Clusters
the first successful
Dr. Clemente Ruiz Durán, UNAM
Textile & Garment
Automotive Information Technologies Commerce & Services Exports Food & its technologies Robotics Transport & Logistics
State of the Science and
NATIONAL Scientific and Technological Research and Development Centers which support the Clusters.
•CTV, Textile Development Center
•CETIMA, Furniture Technology Center •CETELE, Electronics Technology Center
•CIATEQ, Advanced Technologies Center
•CTT, Textile Technology Centers •CIO, Optics Research Center
•CIMAT, Math Research Center
•CEDIAM, Automotive Industry Development Center
4. The Best Location,
80% of the gross domestic product is generated
•In the middle of the most productive and important cities in Mexico, which make triangle
Located In the Center of the
70% of the foreign trade
•Where 70% of the Economically Active Population it is located .
León 116 San Luis Potosí 168 Guadalajara 239 Querétaro 289 Mexico D.F. 504 Manzanillo 521 Monterrey 587 Puerto Vallarta 578 Tampico 561 Nuevo Laredo 829 Ciudad Juárez 950 Distances to main cities and sea ports of
Natural Logistics and Distribution
Center.hrs. 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.5 4.5 5.0 6.0 6.0 7.0 8.5 14 It has 2,300 km in highways.
•It plays a very important role in the merchandise movement to Europe and Asia
Is the only Junction in the country where
Ferromex and Kansas City
-Manzanillo – Ags – Altamira
•Logistic multimodal y Recinto
Fiscalizado Grupo TRACOMEX.
•Railroad port VALI (135 wagons).
•Railroad port BACHOCO (135 wagons).
CRUZ AZUL CEMENT
Important development of
logistics and distribution
2 of the most important railroad ports in the country operate in the
TRACOMEXit is importing
and exporting as an extension of Veracruz Port.
Alliance betweenTRACOMEX – VERACRUZ PORT
Customs office integrated to the dry port.
400Km. Of influential zone
Logistic corridor : CHICALOTE – PUERTO de VERACRUZ
Modern and Functional Customs
Processes more than
$ 6’000,000,000 USD
and more than
$ 5’000,000,000 USD
The most transparent in the Region:
It Checks on San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas
EUA 76% Canadá 7,8% Unión Europea 3,2% Brasil 2,9% Rusia 2,2% Chile 1,4% Colombia 0,8% Países Bajos 0,8% Japón 0,7% Otros 4,2%
Source: Aduana Interior de Aguascalientes Secretaría de Economía - Banco de México
•Non-stop frequent international flights to:
•425,000 users a year (double than neighboring San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas).
•Cargo Center Project
Well Connected International
•Modern Shopping malls, with the best auto service and department stores in the state capitol and in all the municipalities.
•Mega Shopping Mall Altaria.
•Its Market influence has a 300 km radio.
•23 million high purchasing potential clients.
•Textile Industry regional development Pole.
•Main agro industrial distribution center.
•Pioneers in Urban Development regulation (since 1936).
•City planned around 3 beltway loops (unique in Mexico). The 3th beltway loop will be fully operated until 2022
•Wide and modern streets – safety and constant flow for vehicles.
•For every 3 inhabitants in the state, 1 owns a car
national place Basic Services
Percentage equivalent to
Unique Electrical Power Ring in
• It assures the service at all times with no interruption.
• Black Out Free.
sources of energy
Fiber optic infrastructure
Aguascalientes has the same fiber-optic and voice/data communication infrastructure as Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Monterrey
•7 redundant fiber optic rings, surround the state's capital. The State is covered 100%
•From 64 kbps to 2,048 kbps or more broadband links
•Digital services to suit all need: DS0, T1, E1, ADSL, ISDN, STM1, E3
•More than 80 TELMEX digital centrals in the city.
•The most important telephone and cellular companies are here.
World Class Industrial Infrastructure
11 Industrial Parks with First
47 km long industrial corridor
746 hectares in industrial
5. The Best life
quality and family
Specialized Medical Care
20 years performing open heart surgeries, heart and
kidney success transplants(USA performed 28 years ago).
•19 private hospitals with first-rate facilities.
•100% of the population has Medical Service Coverage
•Life expectancy similar to Denmark, Ireland or Portugal (76 years)
•140 Specialized medical facilities in the public sector.
•More than 180 certified nursing homes.
•9 general and 3 specialized hospitals.
186 MDs per 100 K inhabitants: national average is 133
State's Public Health
Wide Education Coverage
•The states scholar system is rated one of the five best in the country in elementary and high school levels.
•Almost 1,800 public and private institutions (basic, middle and college).
•First State to have total coverage in English and Computing labs.
•100% mandatory to teach English as a second language.
Leader in Quality Education
•Only state in the country obtaining the level “very high” in the Index of Educational Performance (IDEI)
both in elementary and secondary school
•Included in the results of the ENLACE test:
1.- Efficiency of the educational system 2.- Students stay in school
3.- Professional well educated Teachers 4.- School Supervision
5.- Parent Participation
Aguascalientes is the state most dedicated to the
education of its students
Housing quality and availability
76%of the population
•Above national average and similar to countries like Japan, US & Germany - % Similar to Sweden and Norway.
•More than 120 new neighborhood residential, medium and popular level in the last 20 years.
•Awarded the National Housing Prize for
5 consecutive years 2005-2009.
•Excellent availability of housing variety and quality.
Aguascalientes is the state that invests
most in Culture: INBA (National Fine Arts Institute
•8 Museums: history, arts, science & technology:
•Aguascalientes Museum, Regional History, Nacional de la Muerte, José Guadalupe Posada, Contemporary Art, Science & Technology, Escuela de Cristo & Rail.
•Symphonic orchestra, opera, ballet, theatrical performances.
•Cultural Centers: dance, music, plastic arts, literature & acting.
•55 movie theaters and an Imax screen.
The Aguascalientes Theater is ranked one of the largest and most
•6 Grand Luxury hotels and 13 business class.
•150 International and specialty cousin
•13 Shopping Malls
San Marcos International Festivity
•Industrial, Commerce, Services, and agro industrial Exposition
•30 days during April-May
•7 million visitors
•International Cultural Festival (FICA)
•Casino, Rooster fights and Bullfights
Modern sports facilities
•+50 First Class Facilities for +60 sport disciplines: cycling, gyms, pools, track & fields.
•6 private sports clubs.
•3 private and 1 public golf clubs.
•National and International Golf & Tennis Tournaments.
•1st league Basketball & soccer club:
PANTERAS & NECAXA.
•Aguascalientes regularly hosts International sport events.
Aguascalientes, the best option to
invest and do business in Mexico
Armando Jiménez San Vicente PhD Secretary of Economic Development
+52 (449) 9102611