Manufacturing in Tijuana is the primary source of the city’s growth, contributing to the more than 80,000 new residents a year moving to the city. Manufacturing in China is declining due to rising wages and transportation, whereas manufacturing in Mexico is exploding with lower labor costs, and Tijuana is the primary beneficiary of this growth.
Industrial real estate in Tijuana is abundant and possibly the most flexible of all developed cities in Baja California. Manufacturers in Mexico can choose to buy land and build a custom factory or lease an existing building or build-to-suit option. The infrastructure to support manufacturing in Tijuana is also some of the best developed in the country. Highways have been built to support the mass transportation of goods from maquiladoras to the United States, and there is plenty of reliable power and broadband connectivity throughout the city.