Aguascalientes one of the best prepared to get the most out of nearshoring


Aguascalientes, Nuevo León, and Coahuila are the Mexican states that are best prepared to get the most out of nearshoring, the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (Imco) and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) agreed.

The issued document evaluates the level of preparation that each entity has to take advantage of the opportunities generated by nearshoring, based on 15 socioeconomic indicators related to the labor market, the availability of basic inputs, the infrastructure by state, and the regulatory framework.

Aguascalientes and Nuevo León stand out in 11 of the 15 indicators. For example, in the region known as the “Bajío,” there is the availability of qualified labor, where three out of 10 economically active people have higher education, and it is the state with the second highest number of higher education institutions per 1 million inhabitants.

“It is the sixth entity with the lowest level of informality (40.5%) and where the level of income from work is similar to the national average (with 8,648 pesos per month). The quality of housing is also high in Aguascalientes, less than 2% of private homes have overcrowding problems and less than 1% lack services, such as water,” the document highlights.

It is the fourth entity with the highest availability of vehicles for public transport, with more than 2,400 units per million inhabitants; In addition, it is among the 10 entities where you can have access to electricity at the lowest cost, with a local marginal price of 608 pesos per megawatt-hour.

Source: El Economista

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