Mexico Opens its Fifth World Trade Center in Tijuana

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Today the city of Tijuana, Mexico joins the global network of World Trade Centers Associations with 330 franchises in over 100 countries. The Tijuana World Trade Center opened its state of the art eight story building dedicated to fostering trade within the international business community.

Tijuana World Trade Center

Tijuana World Trade Center

The inauguration ceremony will be presided by Gregorio Goldstain, CEO of the new Tijuana World Trade Center, with special guest Governor of the State of Baja California, Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan, and the Mayor of Tijuana Mr. Carlos Bustamante as well representatives of Tijuana business community .

Why a World Trade Center in Tijuana?. According to US Department of Commerce California exports to Mexico are in the range of the $20 billion dollars annually and 25% just for the Tijuana region with $5 billion,. Exports from Tijuana through the international border with San Diego, exceed $6 billion dollars annually, including manufactured goods from consumer electronics to aerospace components. Also the regional economy exports produce and other food items, including the award winning Wines from the Guadalupe Valley.

The main purpose of opening this center is to foster trade and export opportunities for Mexican companies who wish to connect with other World Trade Centers members, allowing them to find markets for their products and build business ties, the main focus of this world trade center will be on supporting global entrepreneurial projects.

Its expected this world trade center stands as an anchor to build up a business district in the area surrounded by Industrial developments, six of its eight floors will be dedicated to office space available for lease starting today. In addition the building will house a state of the art auditorium with 180 seats and exhibition space of 10,000 square feet.

One of the strengths of this new center will be the projects developed in partnership with the San Diego WTC. Bella Heule President of San Diego WTC commented “The more trade opportunities we create, the more opportunities there are for San Diego companies,” she said. “As Tijuana continues to build international trade contacts, this can only benefit San Diego.”

To kick-off this collaborative effort, the Tijuana WTC will join San Diego WTC in October, in a Trade Mission to China, with the goal to position business opportunities available in the Cali-Baja region.
Jaime Gonzalez Luna, President of the Tijuana EDC, who participated actively in the planning and development of the Tijuana WTC, highlighted “The Tijuana WTC will be a valuable asset to the region and will become a gateway for Asia and North America, to Mexico and Latin America”.

He stressed that the Tijuana EDC will collaborate with Tijuana and San Diego World Trade Centers in the integration of the supply chain for the region.

About Tijuana EDC: The Tijuana EDC is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to help companies to establish successful manufacturing operations in Mexico and to take advantage of business opportunities of vertical integration introducing qualified Mexican suppliers and accessing new markets. For more information on how to take advantage of these opportunities contact the Tijuana EDC at contact(at)tijuana-mex(dot)com or visit their website http://www.tijuana-edc.com

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