The Baja California and Nuevo León Industry, Innovation, and Talent Clusters

Growing the California-Mexico Binational Economy

Like other countries, Mexico’s states and cities define its economic landscape. Of those, several regions cluster industry and talent in ways that particularly connect the Bay Area and California. This report examines two: Monterrey in the state of Nuevo León and the Tijuana-Mexicali-Ensenada complex in the state of Baja California Norte. Each presents a unique environment and distinctive assets that are attracting—or could attract—California and Bay Area investment and research partnerships.

This report is made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents of this report are the sole responsibility of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, as a research project commissioned by the Stanford University’s California–Global Energy, Water, and Infrastructure Innovation Initiative co-sponsored by the Bill Lane Center for the American West and the Precourt Institute for Energy as part of Mexico Clean Economy 2050, and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.