With an average age of 24 years old, the labor market in Aguascalientes is strong for companies who want to manufacture in Aguascalientes. However, manufacturing in Aguascalientes is not without its challenges. First, the government in Aguascalientes controls most of the available land and encourages companies to purchase land and build their facilities, rather than lease an existing building.
The nature of this arrangement with the government is uncommon in Mexico, as most state governments also encourage private, institutional real estate investors to buy land and build industrial parks for manufacturing in Aguascalientes. There are very few industrial parks in Aguascalientes due to the government’s control of land and therefore operations that would prefer to lease industrial space should consider Guanajuato, which borders Aguascalientes to the south.