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  • The Tecma Group of Companies’ entities gain certification for Mexican VAT tax exemption
  • Alfa will invest US$700 million in Altamira electric plant in 2015
  • Eosol Energy will increase investments
  • Mexico manufactures 85% of pieces for the aerospace sector
  • Rassini grows capacity by 40% at their Puebla plant
  • Condumex plant inaugurated in Guanajuato
  • Aeronautics lab inaugurated in Queretaro
  • GM buys US$14 billion from suppliers established in Mexico
  • Astronaut Hernandez suggests more aerospace investment in Mexico
  • Building three hydroelectric plants, among CFE’s plans
  • Prologis in analyzing new investments
  • The Governor of Jalisco is going to Asia for more investments
  • Aerospace will open an MRO workshop in Chihuahua City
  • Exports increased by up to 300% in Queretaro Intercontinental Airport
  • DHL Express expands Hub in Queretaro with US$14.5 million
  • Automotive sector provides impulse to 3M
  • The Governor of Queretaro heads the Mexican Manufacturing Association Meeting
  • Queretaro opens to Chinese investment
  • Investment will grow in the electric sector
  • Oil companies from Houston want to establish in Monterrey
  • Chihuahua’s leadership in maquiladora industry at risk

    Chihuahua, Chihuahua— Chihuahua’s share of export manufacturing employment in Mexico is going down; in January 2011 it was 13.8% and by February 2012 it had dropped to 12.6%, while Baja California is now only 0.5% away. According to monthly statistics on establishments operating under IMMEX Program, prepared by the Mexican Statistics Agency, INEGI, to last February there were 2 million 194 thousand 483 people occupied in the sector all over Mexico, of which 276,504 are found in Chihuahua. The State of Chihuahua has ranked first in employment generated by maquiladorsector for several years, but throughout time it has seen its share of the domestic market shrink. In November 2010 Chihuahua’s share in employment generated by export manufacturing sector was 13.7%, followed by Baja California with 12.2% and Nuevo Leon with 12.1%. In January 2011, Chihuahua contributed with 13.8% of employment, followed by Nuevo Leon with 12.2% and Baja California with 12.0%, according to INEGI’s statistics.
    Source: El Diario | Date: 17/05/2012