The State of Sonora has been progressive
and aggressive in marketing their capabilities to support new manufacturing.
Much of this emphasis has been toward new sites in the interior of the state,
reflective of the fact that Agua Prieta's location severely limits its capacity
to accept new and larger manufacturing operations. The push toward Agua Prieta
inevitably comes from the State of Arizona, hoping to better capitalize on the
expanding maquila industry in the fashion of California and Texas.