Roads – is an important factor to Mexico’s economy. It relies on a system of 370,000 km of roads which connects the country from north to south with their freeways, highways, roads and trails that permit access to almost all places of the country.
The road system contains 50,000 km of road of national authority which nearly 9,000 are toll roads, as well as about 80,000 km of national highways, 170,000 km of country roads and little more 70,000 km improved gaps. (see appendix for a map)
Airport – Mexican airport system contains of 85 airports and 1,385 airfields.
34 facilities are administered by concession-holders. The government owned Airports and Secondary Services, which also functions as numerous fuel depots throughout the country, manages or partially runs 26 airports, while 26 additional airport facilities are run by the Ministry of Defense, the navy and community authorities. (see appendix for a map)
Seaport – Mexico’s shoreline is opened to both the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans, it is at the focus of trade routes worldwide. Mexican ports have gone through a development of modernizing that allowed them to significantly increase their cargo transportation.
There are 117 kinds of port facilities and vocations, which includes the harbor, oil, commercial, tourism, fisheries, military and national safety purposes. The common shipping is commercial and oil, Mexico creates a growing activity out of the international exchange of goods and merchandise with almost every country. (see appendix for a map)
Telecommunication – The telecommunications industry is mostly dominated by Telmex (Teléfonos de México) and América Móvil. Telmex has diversified its operations by incorporating Internet service and mobile telephony. Their operations has expanded to Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Ecuador and the United States. (see appendix for a map)
According to the 2nd Pillar Infrastructure, Index ranking indicator Mexico is ranked 62 in 2017, 57 in 2017 and 59 in 2015
Mexico has revamped their infrastructure to appeal to companies to start up their production operations throughout the country. While the motorized, aerospace and electronics industries flourishes in the country, the information technology segment is rapidly progressing as well.
Part of Mexico’s push to position, is through ensuring that its citizens are well educated. With many products being mass-produced in Mexico, a high level of technological skill is required, it is important to possess the necessary skills that allows foreign companies the confidence to consider Mexico as a destination.
This is especially true for IT companies in Mexico that require not only a highly skilled workforce, but also employees familiar with the ever-changing world of information technology. There are more than 600,000 people in Mexico that holds IT positions due to the 65,000 annual graduates from the country’s engineering and technical institutions. There are 2,000 IT companies doing business in Mexico.
Mexico’s dedication to education has become the reason for their quick development in the IT sector in the country.
Despite the distinguished growth, the IT sector in Mexico is still secondary to manufacturing. As companies continue to view the country as an ideal location for manufacturing rather than for their IT services. Education has the most importance, and the government has understood that in order to become competitive in the global marketplace, technical ability is becoming a requirement.
Skill level of workforce
Expanding to Mexico has been a focus for many manufacturing companies. Due to the North American Free Trade Agreement and more than 40 countries has made deals with Mexico which allows production materials and finished goods to enter in and out of the country, tariff free. Also, the Government made it easy for companies to enter and either build their own factory or operate through an offshore shelter.
One of the biggest benefits for companies operating in Mexico is, that Mexico offer highly skilled and technically proficient workforce. Mexico used to be a country that produced T-shirts and jeans and shoes, however, now it’s a country that produces cars and airplanes.
China used to be the first destination of choice for companies looking to capitalize on low-cost, high-quality manufacturing in a foreign land. However, over the last few years, China has begun to lose its grip as Mexico aggressively positions itself to be the first choice for foreign companies looking for an offshoring home.
Nissan is one of the many recognizable auto manufacturers that has a presence in Mexico and is currently in the process of expanding its operations in the country. Customer Experience Report wrote that as much as $10 billion is being invested by automakers to improve Mexico’s overall vehicle production infrastructure. Audi is also in the process of constructing a $1.3 billion factory to produce its vehicles in San Jose Chiapa.
This underscores how pleased these organizations have become with the ability of the labor force in Mexico to produce finished goods that are of exceptional quality on a consistent basis.
According to the 5th pillar Higher education and training, Mexico is rank 80 in 2017, 82 in 2016 and 86 in 2015.
According to the 9th pillar Technological Readiness ranking indicator Mexico is ranked 71 out of 137 in 2017, 73 out of 138 countries in 2016 and 73 out of 140 countries in 2015. Mexico’s technological readiness is around average capered to the overall GCI which 1-7 and 7 being the best among other countries.