In 1999, Monterrey Technology Park
was developed as a response to the demand for premium industrial
real estate in an area commonly referred to as the Monterrey
- Nuevo Laredo Industrial Corridor. Monterrey Technology
Park is strategically positioned alongside the Monterrey
- Nuevo Laredo toll road within this emerging industrial
zone. The park belongs to Cienega de Flores, Nuevo Leon,
which is one of several municipalities or sub-sectors right
outside the Monterrey metropolitan area. The sub-urban location
of MTP makes it convenient for industrial traffic in having
access to the city's highway loops which make it possible
to avoid dwelling through the metropolitan area.
Monterrey Technology Park offers the ideal
setting for any small, medium, or large multinational or
domestic corporation looking to set up production or distribution
facilities in a place that offers all the basic industrial
services. These services include wide streets with landscaping
along the medians, street lighting, irrigation system for
the common areas, well water, sewage, gas, electricity via
a 60,000 kVA CFE substation, sanitary water treatment facility,
telephone network with fiber optics capability, large water
reserve towers, public ATM along the main avenue, guard
post, and an area reserved for a fire station project currently
in the works.
Also, because Cienega de Flores is an emerging
industrial sector, there are ambitious projects underway
to further develop and expand housing and services in order
to continue attracting even more labor closer to the region.
The state of Nuevo Leon, and specifically Monterrey, currently
offers a large variety of strategic advantages for international
trade. For well over 100 years, Monterrey has been the nation's
industrial capital. Until recently, Fortune once again voted Monterrey,
Nuevo Leon, Mexico as the Best Latin-American City to do business.
This in part has much to do with geography, although one particular
feature, which has for a long time characterized the local "Regiomontano"
culture, has been a very progressive and entrepreneurial attitude
and commitment to hard work. Presently, more than 10,000 companies
in Monterrey serve domestic and foreign markets offering a wide
range of goods and services.
In order to satisfy the growing demand for skilled labor for
a vast industrial base, the state government of Nuevo Leon consistently
supports permanent training programs, conducted by public and
private organizations in areas such as productivity, quality,
and customer service.
For those who are commercially active with the rest of the Mexican
national market, the interstate highway system connects Nuevo
Leon with Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Puebla, which are respectively
the largest, second and fourth largest cities in Mexico to the
south. For those seeking a fast export route to the north, Laredo,
Texas is basically the closest border crossing point from Monterrey
leading to the vast North American markets of the U.S. and Canada.
MONTERREY METROPOLITAN AREA
Monterrey is Mexico's third largest and by far the most productive
industrial city per capita. The city's population is currently
at about 4 million with an average annual growth rate of 3%. The
productivity is about 33% higher than the national average, further
strengthening the appeal to international corporations looking
for new manufacturing havens.
The quality of life in Monterrey also ranks higher than the national
average. Its infrastructure to date offers the following: