Mexico Nearshoring: Why? Is it Safe?

Mexico is a natural choice for nearshoring because it has nearly 2,000 miles of border with the U.S.  However, proximity is not the only reason.

Mexico has an excellent, hard-working, and well-trained work force.  Manufacturing and the maquiladora industry are long established, and this has led to many qualified and experienced professionals and a competitive candidate pool.  Also, there are many common practices and procedures for setting up manufacturing.  In fact, businesses looking to nearshore do not even have to set up operations from scratch but can use a turn-key shelter setup if desired.

While the media sometimes focuses on some of the negative aspects of Mexico, which can lead to some fear or apprehension, it is not the whole story.  Mexico has a thriving business community, and a well-established legal system.  As with many cities or countries, there are places to be avoided, but with proper guidance and precaution there do not have to be safety concerns.  We back this up by the fact that we have an office in Tijuana, and frequently travel throughout Mexico.

In the end, manufacturing in Mexico is an incredible opportunity and with some planning can far outweigh any risks.

Disclaimer: Hone Maxwell LLP articles and blogs are not intended as legal advice. Additional facts, facts specific to your situation or future developments may affect subjects contained herein. Seek the advice of an attorney before acting or relying upon any information herein.

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