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Located between Tijuana and Mexicali, Tecate has unique advantages to other cities for manufacturers. With a population of 109,575, manufactures in the city range in size between of 50 to 300 employees. As a labor pool, Tecate is the most stable compared to other geographies in Baja California given that most residents have roots in the city. Tecate is also widely known for the brewery which employs over 5,000 in the city.

Located between Tijuana and Mexicali, Tecate is nestled in a beautiful valley and has unique advantages to other cities for manufacturers. With a population of 109,575, manufacturers in the city range in size between 30 to 500 employees, smaller when compared to Tijuana and Mexicali. However, several large US companies operate maquiladoras in Tecate, Mexico.
As a labor pool, Tecate is the most stable compared to other geographies in Baja California given that most residents have roots in the city. That is to say that there are less transients in the city, and many of the residents have grown up working in manufacturing, like their parents. Tecate maintains a quality balance of skilled and unskilled labor and features a University campus for higher learning. Given it’s close proximity to Tijuana, a mere 15 miles, manufacturing plants in Tecate regularly hire additional skilled talent from Tijuana as required.

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Located just 30 miles away is the Tijuana International Airport. This is the airport most often used by residents of Tecate for International air travel. For foreign travelers, San Diego International Airport is a mere 44 miles away from Tecate. These two airports make it easier to visit your manufacturing facility in the more relaxed and less crowded city of Tecate. In addition to airport access, the commercial seaport of Ensenada, Mexico is 81 miles from Tecate, whereas the port of Long Beach is located 150 miles from Tecate.

As foreign companies find China less and less appealing, increasingly they are discovering that Mexico is able to provide a suitable replacement for low cost manufacturing in cities such as Tecate. It could be said that Mexico is a far superior trading partner and provides more opportunities, especially for US and Canadian based companies looking for low cost manufacturing or companies seeking close proximity to their primary markets.

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You may recognize the city’s name in relation to Tecate beer. Tecate is widely known for the brewery which employs over 5,000 in the city. It is a very popular brand of beer in Mexico and the United States.

Tecate is a modestly temperate climate, similar to Tijuana as it is close in proximity, although higher in elevation. Tecate shares its name with a small river that travels through the city. Additionally, Tecate is an unincorporated community just on the other side of the border in the United States. It is known as “Tecatito” and is known as a commonly used border crossing for pedestrian and commercial traffic.

Experience the advantages of foreign manufacturing along with the convenience of close proximity to the US in Tecate, Mexico. Contact us at 619.661.1261 or sales@tacna.net and let us show you how easy it is to move your company’s manufacturing to Mexico.

Tecate Baja Mexico

Tecate at a glance

109,575

Population

11,757

Maquiladora Direct Workforce

3

Industrial Parks

98

Total Maquiladoras

93.4°F

Average Summer High

38.3°F

Average Winter Low

1 pedestrian, 1 passenger, 1 cargo

Ports of Entry

TACNA border

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