The Port Site is located near Guaymas, Sonora. The property is located in the Sonoran Desert along the coastline of the Sea of Cortez (a/k/a Gulf of California), about 250 miles directly south of the USA-Mexico border at Nogales, AZ. The population of Guaymas and surrounding communities within 50 miles is approximately 200,000 people. Guaymas is only about eighty miles away from Hermosillo, the capital of the Sonora, and is home to one of the largest aerospace manufacturing clusters in Mexico.
A tremendous cost savings. Availability of highly skilled labor that is 80 percent cheaper than the cost of the USA labor. At the proposed site near Guaymas, Sonora, companies have access to modern infrastructure, overall, the operating costs are far lower, which is why expanding to Mexico is a smart decision.
There is close proximity to high-demand markets. This means manufacturers have the opportunity to export products easily and cheaply and businesses operating in Mexico have access to a wide pool of customers within various industries. As the fifth-largest exporter of computers, the sixth-largest aerospace supplier and the eighth-largest automotive manufacturer, companies have the opportunity to do business with a wide range of companies.
Mexico’s population has a median age of 26, compared to 37 for the USA, and a total labor force of 47 million people. More importantly, though, is the fact that while Mexico’s labor cost is attractive, its workers are also qualified.
The advantages of manufacturing in Mexico may seem too good to be true, but the reality is, expanding to the country is not that difficult because ease of entry is one of the main benefits for doing business there. Due to the similar culture and language, strategic location between the USA and Latin America, favorable business climate and access to shelter services through the Maquiladora system, launching an operation in the country is not difficult.