The mayor of Tijuana, Montserrat Caballero Ramírez, highlighted Tijuana as the connection and muscle that moves the economy of Baja California, after attending the laying of the foundation stone of Industrial Gate Pacific. This is a new industrial park that will reaffirm the city as a strategic point for the investment and boost of the region's economic development.
Montserrat Caballero celebrated that these investments continue to come to the city, as they bet on local workforce and talent. As a municipal authority, they have become enablers so that companies create more well-paying jobs for Tijuana natives.
"We are proud that you have decided to invest in this city that is still thriving. One of the five most important economies in the country. That is why, today we demonstrate that our government is an enabling tool for this type of partnerships, so that national and international companies come to our region to develop their potential," the mayor said.
Caballero Ramírez said that in the two years since she took office in Tijuana, economic development has been boosted which has promoted competitiveness and infrastructure and results in a positive impact for the community.
"As an inclusive, open, and transparent government, we know that with the beginning of this industrial park, Industrial Gate Pacific, this project has these goals: inclusive for all society and transparent, because today, from its foundations, we fight against corruption," the mayor of Tijuana said.
The Industrial Gate Pacific project represents an investment of more than 200 million dollars. It will have more than 60 hectares, i.e., a space similar to 80 professional football fields, and a capacity to shelter 14 renters.
One of the companies that will settle in this industrial park is DHL, who laid their foundation stone today, as their logistics center will be established here.
Raúl Arroyo, managing director of Real Estate Investment (REI), added that with Industrial Gate Pacific, 4,500 direct jobs and 10,000 indirect jobs are expected to be created, which will have a direct impact on people.
"Location and connection are not the best of Tijuana, the best of Tijuana is its people and I am convinced that Tijuana natives know that this effort means something, that discipline is quality and that earnings happen because of hard work, because Tijuana natives have a champion mentality; that's why, let's work together," Arroyo said.
At the laying of the foundation stone, the following people were present: Rodolfo Andrade Pelayo, Subsecretary of Economy and Innovation of Baja California, Alejandro Raya, vice president of New Business Development in Supply Chain DHL, Guillermo Espinoza, senior director of DHL Real Estate Solutions, and Cristina Hermosillo, president of DEITAC.
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