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Tamaulipas, Matamoros, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, Baja California Sinaloa, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes Michoacán de Ocampo, Queretaro, Mexico DF Western : Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima, Guanajuato

Eastern : Puebla, Veracruz, Morelos, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo

Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco

Peninsula : Yucatan, Campeche, Quintana Roo

Use the links above or scroll down for the directory of Mexican economic development agencies and other contacts for planning foreign direct investment projects in Mexico, including maquila and shelter operations as well as the outsourcing of manufacturing ("near-shoring").

Search Mexico - new custom search tool to find information across Mexican state government and economic development agency websites.  There is also a new tool to search commercial real estate websites related to Mexico, including industrial estates and shelter operators.

 Area Surveys (.pdf Survey form) are executive summary presentations about business locations.  These may include maps, links to commercial real estate listings of available industrial and office sites and buildings, investment project news, information about existing businesses in the area, labor market information, and investment incentives.  We can also highlight recent project announcements, advertising, and promotional events as well as independent consultant research reports about communities or industry clusters.  Such content makes it easy to search for relevant locations.


We specialize in personal, independent introductions to relevant professional service providers such as business location strategy consultants and our many economic development contacts according to the project interests of the executives we serve.

Please contact us to discuss such services or introductory referrals.

2007 North American Cities of the Future

in the April 2007 issue of fDi

Mexican winners in 2007

Mexican winners in 2005

Award presentations in 2005

 Please contact us for project assistance in Mexico.

We are independent advisors - not a government agency or investment promotion agency.

Mexican economic development representatives are encouraged to reply to our GUIDE Network Survey. (PDF) so that we have timely information readily available for reference about their areas as we assist potential investors and their advisors with project plans.

See explanation of column headings below.

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National and regional maps

See also regional maps for Central America and the Caribbean. 


Project announcements

ProMexico - Invest in Mexico National No
Mexico Portal del Desarrollo - Development Gateway National No
Ministry of the Economy National No
BANCOMEXT, Mexican Trade Commission National bank for trade No
AMPIP - Mexican Association of Business & Industrial Parks National industrial parks No
Northern Region of Mexico          Survey
Tamaulipas State

fDi magazine North American  Cities of the Future 2007 - Nuevo Laredo and Matamoros
RISA Reynosa Industrial Strategic Alliance McAllen TX Cross border alliance No
Nuevo Laredo Industrial Development Committee City - port

Imelda Varela

+52(867)712-3437 fDi magazine North American  City of the Future 2007
Matamoros Economic Development Committee City fDi magazine North American  City of the Future 2007
Nuevo Leon - Monterrey Mexico - SEDEC - Secretaria de Desarrollo Economico State +52(81)2020-6500

Coahuila State No
Torreón / La Laguna region - Invest in Torreon Region (871) 732-09-29

Chihuahua- Secretariat of Industrial Development State

Chihuahua Economic Development Office City 614-410-7271

Economic Development of Ciudad Juarez Metro fDi magazine North American  City of the Future 2007
Economic Development Council for Sonora State No
Ciudad Obregon City No
Trento Industrial Parks of Sonora Developer

Marcel Alvarez


Baja California State No
Tijuana Economic Development Corporation City +52 664 681-8344 fDi magazine North American  City of the Future 2007
Desarrollo Económico e Industrial de Tijuana (DEITAC) City +52 664 681-8344 fDi magazine North American  City of the Future 2007
Industrial Development Commission of Mexicali City

North Central Region          Survey
Sinaloa - CODESIN : Sinaloa Investment Agency State

Economic Development Ministry of the State of Durango State +52 618 812 1121

Durango City No
San Luis Potosi Strategic Development Center State

Zacatecas Secretariat of Economic Development State +492 924 1410 No
Aguascalientes State No
Central Region       Survey
Guanajuato Secretariat of Sustainable Economic Development State No
Guanajuato World Trade Commission State No
Queretaro State Government State No
Santiago de Queretaro City fDi magazine North American  City of the Future 2007
State of Mexico - Secretariat of Economic Development SEDECO State

Mexico City, DF Department of Finance City

August 2007 article about Mexico City in fDi magazine, including an interview with the Minister of Finance for Mexico City, Mario Delgado Carrillo

fDi magazine North American  City of the Future 2007
Western       Survey
Colima State No
Jalisco SEPROE State No
Guadalajara, Jalisco Investment and Business Development City fDi magazine North American City of the Future 2007
Nayarit State No
Michoacán State No
Eastern       Survey
Hidalgo State No
Tlaxcala State No
Morelos State No
Puebla State No
Veracruz State     No
Southern Region         Survey
Oaxaca State No
Tabasco No
Guerrero State No
Chiapas State

Invest in Chiapas

Peninsula       Survey
Yucatan - State of Yucatan, Mexico Trade & Investment Bureau State

Quintana Roo       No
Campeche State

Invest in Campeche

Explanation of column headings above
  •  Organizations are generally sorted in postal code order so that locations which are geographically close to each other will usually (not always) be grouped together.  This is a selective directory, even though the state directory is more comprehensive than the very selective one we will maintain at the regional level to highlight the organizations which support our work or are found to be of frequent interest for the convenience of the executives and business advisors we serve.
  •  Scope : is the area served by the organization, and postal code.  We may include thumbnail maps which expand to show information about participating areas, or link directly to good maps or GIS research tools on the organization's website.
  •  Contacts : If there is a working relationship through our various GUIDE services, we also list the key organization contact, phone, and optional e-mail.
  •  Website and other resources : Aside from the main website link, we may include other direct links to highlight special features of expected interest to executives, especially if they might not be readily noticed by just visiting the website.  A good example of this is when relevant content is actually maintained somewhere else, such as a regional website rather than the local one, so that one would otherwise need to know to follow the available links between the websites.
The default for all other columns is "No" unless the organization supports our work.
  •  Survey : areas which have responded to our GUIDE Network Survey, with a link to their response for convenience if published (optional) and highlighted at the top.  This is often useful as an executive summary at the "long list" stage of location selection.
All area representatives are encouraged to reply to the free GUIDE Network Survey, which consists of very basic questions to help maintain timely knowledge about many areas for referral purposes.  Area representatives : see how to participate.  Current service pricing is listed on the Order Form (Adobe Acrobat .PDF file).  Refer also to any special offers.  Please help us to help you by supporting our work.

Executives who use this service are encouraged to respond to our free Executive Survey, which helps us to continuously improve.

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The presence, absence, or position of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their services, nor by them about our own.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to executives who may be unaware of such contacts, or how to reach their websites quickly.  Please contact us directly for relevant introductions or any additional contacts, market knowledge, and research which we don't publish.

Contact information for relationship leaders at GDI Solutions :
Name e-mail Phone Fax
Bruce Donnelly 847-304-4655 847-304-5375
This directory selectively highlights participating economic development organizations and professional service provider contacts in the Mexico region by including more relevant links to useful content than just the local website.  We also maintain directories for other NAFTA and global regions.  The directory may also identify other contacts of potential interest to executives and business advisors on a selective basis, as in the case of the following initial examples.  We work together with EDO's to share timely knowledge about the benefits of their areas as we serve potential investors and advisors who are responsible for foreign direct investment (FDI) projects such as new factories or offices, expansion projects, business relocation, and consolidation of operations as in post-merger integration situations.
Location consultants Consultant Tips Selective company lists Research Design and Construction Strategy and Finance
Regional Construction Banks - Regional
map for Mexico Major Real Estate Listings Corporate real estate firms - global networks Development magazine features by region Other information resources for Mexico Tax and Legal - Global
Industrial Parks Mexico real estate firms Other global regions Regional Tax & Legal
Other regional information resources  
The following additional sources of information are included here for ease of reference.  Refer also to the list of US Government and related information sources .

Have you found other useful sources, or local contacts for economic development and investment support?  Please let us know so that we may share them with others.

Source Website
US & Foreign Commercial Service offices in Mexico, which prepare the Country Commercial Guide , are at the US Embassy in Mexico City ( ) and at the consulates in Monterey, Guadalajara, and Tijuana

Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico office :

American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, A.C.
InfoAmericas - market research and market entry services
California-Mexico Trade Assistance Centers - and Centers for International Trade Development - various local offices around California for trade promotion services
TradePort - Country Profiles from World Trade Press - and other reference information as California's "Gateway to Global Trade" - owned by the Bay Area Economic Forum and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, and managed by the Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA).  Not operated by the State of California.

"Going South Program" (Marcha hacia el Sur) of the Mexican government promoting the flow of investment projects to the more disadvantaged southern states
Twin Plant News - industrial trade magazine
Solunet: InfoMex Inc - publisher of The Complete Twin Plant Guide to maquiladoras for reference primarily by suppliers
Expo Maquila - trade show (November) for maquilas, suppliers
Mexport - trade show (June) for southern CA, Baja California region
Akor Corporation - marketing and supplier relationships for maquila industry with exposition services, event services, publications, and portals for contacts, including contract manufacturers and logistics services
Maquila Directory and Maquila Portal
Mexico Now - business magazine
ExpoLogistica - July trade show in Mexico City draws an estimated 12,500 visitors and 300 exhibitors
Transporte Siglo XXI - portal about logistics in Mexico across various industries
Enfasis Logistica - specialty magazine in Spanish for markets in Mexico, Central America, and South America, particularly Argentina; publishes a Supplier's Directory each January, and a guide of exhibitors for Expologistica each July
Free Trade Area of the Americas
World Trade Center El Paso Juarez
Government of Mexico
Government of Mexico, Secretaria de Economia
Government of Mexico, Nacional Financeira S.N.C.
Government of Mexico, Instituto Nacional de Estadisticas, Geografia e Informática
FONATUR - National Fund for Tourism Promotion - development of tourism destinations in Mexico
Outsourcing Services
The Offshore Group - shelter developer, ISO 9002 outsourcing   e-mail :
International Outsourcing Services - ISO 9001, Six Sigma principles - for data services, check and remittance processing, coupon promotions, contract mfg.
International Assemblers, Inc. - shelter operator, contract manufacturer in Nogales, Sonora
NetShore Programming Corp. - IT outsourcing, offshore programming
Corporate Real Estate Firms

This section will be used  for convenience to highlight major corporate real estate firms with operations in the region.

See also the global CRE list, which can be used to find local offices of firms which may not be highlighted below.

We may also provide selective major property listings for the region, with links to the real estate firms and agents involved.

Colliers International - Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla, Queretaro, Tijuana   

Rafael McCadden - Tijuana BC  TEL 52 664-684-2434

Alejandro Olss Mendoza - Mexico DF - TEL 5209-3636

Cushman & Wakefield de Mexico - Ciudad Juarez/El Paso, Monterrey, Tijuana/San Diego, Mexico City DF or www.cushwake.mex  or  

Nick Criss   858-597-5974 San Diego or (52)5+201-4100x272 Mexico df

NAI Latin America and the Caribbean - Paul Caine covers NAI's 31 offices in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean

NAI Mexico - Gary Swedback, President    email :    Paul Caine  TEL 619-236-1660 based in San Diego  

Grubb & Ellis Best/White de Mexico - Juarez, Monterrey, El Paso, McAllen, Laredo   email :
Oncor International - Alles Group
GE Capital Solutions   TEL 52 81 8368 7323

Trinidad Segovia, Sales Manager, International Financing

GE Capital Industrial Real Estate - sale and lease back, leasing, industrial portfolio acquisitions email :
Staubach SAC - tenant representation and related services (Spanish Americas & Caribbean)
Corporate Properties of the Americas - Guadalajara, Monterrey, Mexico City, Denver
Citius Capital - sale and lease back, property listings, site selection
Regus - furnished, staffed, and equipped offices on short-term leases, plus meeting rooms, videoconferencing, and temporary (daily) space which may be useful to project teams needing a place to operate in an area during planning or startup work   for list of offices in over 300 locations worldwide

including Mexico City, Monterrey

Industrial Park Developers, Shelter Operators, REITs   (see also major corporate real estate listings)
AMPIP - Mexican Association of Business & Industrial Parks National association of industrial parks; publishes a useful map showing where companies are
InterMex - website includes list of available facilities in Monterrey and Guadalajara as well as in cities of Juarez / El Paso, Durango, Chihuahua, Leon, Mexicali and others Industrial park developer since 1971, buildings for lease, design and construction and shelter services with prominent clients, local contacts

PIIT Parque de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica (Research Park) Monterrey Business incubator; innovation, technology research and development, tech transfer
ProLogis Mexico - Monterrey, Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Reynosa global REIT developer for logistics facilities, light mfg and assembly   David Majors, El Paso 915-298-6600
FINSA - Harlingen, Brownsville, Laredo, Reynosa, N. Laredo, Matamoros, Monterrey, Saltillo, Queretaro, Puebla, Mexico City, Tijuana Developer - build to suit, sale leaseback, project management, construction
The Offshore Group Shelter Developer, ISO 9002 outsourcing   e-mail :
CIESA Shelter Developer, industrial parks, design and construction, customs and logistics, HR services  e-mail :
Davisa Development Corp. Developer
Dynatech Industrial Parks Developer
Entrada Group, based in San Antonio TX Shelter operator in Fresnillo, Zacatecas with over 500,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space

Doug Donahue  TEL 210-828-8300

Tres Naciones Industrial Park Industrial Park, San Luis Potosi
Argo Industrial Group Developer, San Luis Potosi
Grupo GP -  Monterrey Developer - design, engineering, construction, build to suit, sale and lease back, land and buildings sale and lease, site selection, turn key projects
Grupo Rio San Juan Developer
Hines - Queretaro Developer, industrial parks
Kalos Industrial & Business Parks - Monterrey NL Developer
Las Colinas Industrial and Business Park, a Lintel Development Industrial park in Silao, Guanajuato
Oradel - Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Industrial park, business center
Offshore Promotion Inc. Developer / maquila services, Tijuana
Residential Real Estate
Our focus is on corporate investment projects such as the development of new manufacturing, warehouse, and office facilities, rather than residential properties.  Executives and their advisors, however, sometimes need information about the residential market as well, particularly because real estate brokers may share useful community information and contacts.  We have therefore provided some listings here for convenient reference, even though this is not a focus of our research or our work.  In particular, we sometimes receive enquiries from retirees or others who are seeking homes in Mexico, and find this website while searching for information.  Once again, this is not the focus of our work.  We have listed some websites below which have come to our attention and may be helpful for convenience, but we do not endorse or offer recommendations about residential real estate firms in Mexico.
AMPI - Asociacion Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios, A.C. - Mexican Association of Professional Realtors
AMPI Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas
MLS Vallarta - multiple listing service for the Puerto Vallarta area
Realty Professionals - a firm in the Ajijic, Jalisco area, Lake Chapala near Guadalajara
People's Guide to Mexico - and a useful article about the Lake Chapala area    article about Lake Chapala area real estate
Business Location Consultants, Project Management, Architecture, Engineering, Interior Design, and Construction

This section will be used to highlight major firms within the region, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of location consultants and project management services.

The Austin Company
WDG Consulting LLC - formerly known as Wadley-Donovan Group

Business Facility Planning Consultants  - note auto industry experience  
PSRBB Architects, offices in El Paso TX and Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
Tax and Legal Consultants

This section will be used to highlight major firms within the region, as well as global firms with significant experience in the region.

See also the selective global lists of tax advisors and international legal advisors.

Ernst & Young, with link to country-specific content in Spanish

Mancera Ernst & Young

PricewaterhouseCoopers, with link to country-specific content (English / Spanish)
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Deloitte & Touche)    
Baker & McKenzie - Mexico City, Juarez, Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara

email : 

Bryan, Gonzalez Vargas & Gonzalez Baz - Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, Juarez, Matamoros, Reynosa, New York, Madrid
Haynes and Boone SC
Mexican Bank for Foreign Trade (BANCOMEXT) - government, Mexican Trade Commission, works with investment promotion agencies
Banco de Mexico (government)
BBVA Bancomer  (merger of Bancomer, BBV Probursa, and Banca Promex)
Banamex - Grupo Financeiro Banamex Accival
Banco Santander Serfin
Citigroup - some rate them highly, but don't ask us for a referral
J.P. Morgan  
State Street "FX Connect" - foreign exchange trading, GlobalLink
Regional Logistics Services  
Border Trade Services - American / Mexican warehousing, distribution, assembly in San Diego, Tijuana, Mexicali and Ciudad Juarez
Lykes Lines
TMM Lines
Interglobal - integrated logistics for Mexico, Canada & USA providing best practices for cost / route / time, typically through El Paso / Ciudad Juarez but for companies throughout Mexico; agricultural (food, textile) and industrial products (electronics)
Casas International - US customs broker and international freight forwarder
R.L. Jones Customhouse Brokers
Port Authorities  
Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes - Mexico government 
Dirección General de Puertos - Mexico government not yet identified
Administración Portuaria Integral de Altamira S.A. de C.V. 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Coatzacoalcos 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Dos Bocas, S.A. de C.V. 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Ensenada, S.A. de C.V. 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Guaymas, S.A. de C.V. - Sonora  - on the Gulf of California in northwestern Mexico between Hermosillo and Ciudad Obregon on the M-15 highway north to Tucson AZ 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacan (Michoacán de Ocampo near Guerrero in western central Mexico on the Pacific Ocean) 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Manzanillo S.A. de C.V. - in Colima state, bay on the Pacific coast in the western central region of Mexico 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Mazatlán S.A. de C.V. 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Progreso S.A. de C.V.
Administración Portuaria Integral de Puerto Vallarta S.A. de C.V. 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Quintana Roo S.A. de C.V. 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Salina Cruz S.A. de C.V. 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Tampico S.A. de C.V. 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Topolobampo S.A. de C.V. 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Túxpan S.A. de C.V. 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Veracruz S.A. de C.V. 
Administración Portuaria Integral de Campeche, S.A. de C.V.  
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