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Hermosillo, Mexico


Hermosillo is the capital of the Mexican State of Sonora, community of 650,000 resting at the confluence of the Rio Sonora and Rio Zanjon, surrounded by fertile fruit orchards, market, gardens, and arable lands. Hermosillo is 200 miles south of the border crossing at Nogales, Sonora, on the US - Mexico international border. Growth is stable, with many new immigrants being drawn to Hermosillo's expanding employment opportunities in its maquiladora base. Hermosillo possesses one major industrial park, owned and operated by the Sonoran State Government.

State Description

Sonora is the second largest State in Mexico and is located in the northwestern region of the country. It shares 365 miles of border with Arizona and New Mexico. In addition, Sonora has a 746 miles coastline on the Gulf of California. The state's population is 1.9 million and growing. Hermosillo is the site of a very large Ford Motor Company Plant.

7 Reasons to Invest in Sonora Mexico

  • 1. High Availability of Skilled Work Force- Average Age: 23 years; Universities: 17; Technologycal Institutes: 6; Technical Schools: 45.

  • 2. Excellent Location- Border with Arizona and California; Natural Access to the Pacific Ocean; Strategic Industrial Corridor.

  • 3. World Class Infrastructure- 4 International Airports; 190 Airfields; 1 Deep sea port; 6 Border points of entry with the USA.

  • 4. Link to High Level Research Centers- 8 Centers of Technology Research; More than 248 yearly projects.

  • 5. Dynamic Business Environment- 870 million dollars invested in 2000; 1.6 billion dollars of automotive sector investments in 2003; 5,495 million dollars on exports.

  • 6. Supplier Industry Development- 2 yearly supplies expos; 2 yearly commerce expos; 4 supplier development programs; 3 technology upgrade programs.

  • 7. Nationwide Leadership in Economic Sectors- #1 in Fishing; #1 in gold, copper, wollastonite, graphite, molybdenum and barite production; #1 in whear, cotton, watermelon, grapes and sparragus production; #1 in pork meat exports to Asia.


Sonora has three major ports of entry with the United States: Hermosillo, Agua Prieta and San Luis Rio Colorado.

Regional Influence

Hermosillo's terrain is that of high desert, altitude of 3,800 feet. Most memorable icon of the region is lake front and hilly areas to the east of the city. The community is predominantly an agricultural one, with stable families that have lived there for many generations. Hermosillo experiences frequent heavy rains of short duration, in the mid-summer, which flash flood low-lying areas.

Maquiladoras in Hermosillo grew from businesses in Phoenix and Tucson seeking low labor costs for assembly and sewing operations. Currently the State of Sonora actively markets the region for new maquilas, in hopes of diversifying the economy beyond agriculture. Hermosillo's 39 maquilas employ a total of 15,000 workers.

Proximity to US cities

Once crossed over the border which is 200 miles to the north, trucks must travel an additional 50 miles to the nearest US Interstate, then: 185 miles West to Sand Diego and port facilities; 255 miles North to Los Angeles on I-5; and, 415 miles East to El Paso, Texas and mid-point of the border.

Proximity to other Mexican cities

  • Guaymas- 86 miles
  • Cd. Obregon- 162 miles
  • San Luis Rio Colorado- 388 miles
  • Cd. Juarez- 475 miles
  • Tijuana- 546 miles
  • Guadalajara- 937 miles
  • Monterrey- 1,205 miles
  • Mexico City- 1,256 miles

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