Mission

“To promote Mexicali as a trade and investment destination, attracting and retaining companies which contribute to the sustainable industrial development, with social responsibility for the own good of our community”.

Vision

The Mexicali EDC will be an Economic Development Corporation recognized for promoting a sustainable economic development through national and foreign investment; as well as boosting the supply chain development for different industries and clusters in Mexicali.

Values

Innovation:

We are constantly looking to improve what we do covering an inventive spirit.

Trust:

We strive to make things easier, providing our services in a simple, fast and reliable way.

Performance:

We keep moving forward with our promises , discipline, teamwork and integrity to meet the needs of our affiliated companies and investors.

Heart & Commitment:

We adopt a spirit of solidarity and respect with our partners, investors, employees, community and always taking care of our environment.

Initiative

We work with effort to do the right thing at the appropriate time and we actively seek to learn from others.

Our Team Work

President

Alfredo García alfredo@mexicaliindustrial.com

Executive Director

Carlos Cordova ccordova@mexicaliindustrial.com

INDUSTRIAL PROMOTER

Andrea Flores andrea@mexicaliindustrial.com

INDUSTRIAL PROMOTER

Miguel Carrasco miguel@mexicaliindustrial.com

INDUSTRIAL PROMOTER

Alejandra Nuñez alejandra@mexicaliindustrial.com

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR

Verenise Angulo vereniseangulo@mexicaliindustrial.com

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

Bianca Parra bianca@mexicaliindustrial.com

History

The Mexicali EDC is a pioneer model for economic development and FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) attraction in Mexico.

The ¨maquiladoras” first came to the Mexico - U.S. border region in 1965, when the Mexican government initiated the Border Industrialization Program (BIP) as means of attracting foreign investment to the area. The BIP was introduced as a response to the termination of the Bracero Program, which had been created by the U.S. government during World War II to supply Mexican agricultural workers as contract laborers to meet labor shortages in the United States.

The U.S. decision to end the Bracero Program in 1964 caused a vast increase in the number of unemployed workers who returned to border towns and different cities. The BIP was intended to curb Mexican Unemployment by shifting U.S. production operations to locations of low-cost labor in Mexico. Mexicali wasn´t the exception, aware of the hassles of doing business in a foreign country, Mexicali´s business community did a partnership with the City Government in order to create an organization to attract, retain and expand the manufacturing and industrial activities in the city. After a few years, in 1977 the IDCM was created to achieve this purpose and over almost 40 years it has been assisting many companies through alliance with community partners.