Version 15.03.1 P V March, 2015.

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Version 15.03.1 P V
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March, 2015.
CONTENIDO
1.
Services Infrastructure ................................................................................................................................... 7
1.1.
1.1.1.
What is the maximum electricity supply? (Kw/H) ............................................................................... 8
1.1.2.
What is the price of electricity? (USD/Kw) .......................................................................................... 8
2.
How often does an electricity blackout happen? .................................................................................... 8
1.2.
Water ...................................................................................................................................... 9
1.2.1.
What is the maximum water supply? (m3/Ha.) .................................................................................. 9
1.2.2.
What is the price of water for most Industrial Parks? (USD) ................................................................ 9
1.3.
Are natural gas and liquid propane gas available? .............................................................................. 9
1.3.2.
What is the maximum gas supply? (Kg/h, or m3/h) ............................................................................ 9
1.3.3.
What is the price of gas? (USD) .......................................................................................................... 9
Drainage Discharge ............................................................................................................... 10
1.4.1.
What is the maximum possible drainage discharge? (m3 / Ha. or m3 / Day) ..................................... 10
1.4.2.
What is the price of drainage discharge? (USD) ................................................................................ 10
1.5.
3.
Natural and LP Gas .................................................................................................................. 9
1.3.1.
1.4.
2.
Electric Power ......................................................................................................................... 8
Maintenance Fees ................................................................................................................. 10
Industrial Construction ................................................................................................................................. 12
2.1.
Industrial Parks Construction Regulations .............................................................................. 12
2.2.
Construction companies ........................................................................................................ 12
2.3.
Average construction times ................................................................................................... 12
2.4.
What is the construction cost by such companies? ................................................................ 12
Weather ....................................................................................................................................................... 13
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4.
3.1.
Climate .................................................................................................................................. 13
3.2.
Temperature ......................................................................................................................... 13
3.3.
Rainfall .................................................................................................................................. 13
3.4.
Wind speed ........................................................................................................................... 13
3.5.
Natural Disasters (recorded in the last 40 years) .................................................................... 13
Environmental Regulations .......................................................................................................................... 14
4.1.
5.
Logistics........................................................................................................................................................ 15
5.1.
6.
7.
Environmental Impact Report ................................................................................................ 14
International Airport.............................................................................................................. 15
5.1.1.
Departure Flights ............................................................................................................................ 15
5.1.2.
Arrival Flights .................................................................................................................................. 16
5.2.
Distances from Aguascalientes to Automotive Plants ............................................................. 17
5.3.
Distances to Main Ports of Mexico and USA Border ............................................................... 18
5.4.
Distance to nearest railroad spur and related services ........................................................... 19
5.5.
Civil protection ...................................................................................................................... 19
5.6.
Transportation means available for the workers .................................................................... 19
Demographics .............................................................................................................................................. 21
6.1.
Main demographics ............................................................................................................... 21
6.2.
Population Growth History and Ratio ..................................................................................... 21
6.3.
Nearby cities population ........................................................................................................ 22
6.4.
Human Development National Rating .................................................................................... 22
Education Data ............................................................................................................................................. 23
7.1.
How many schools operate in Aguascalientes? ...................................................................... 23
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7.2.
How many students are registered? ...................................................................................... 23
7.3.
What is the ratio of students graduating from Middle School to High School? ....................... 23
7.4.
What is the ratio of students graduating from High School to College? .................................. 23
7.5.
Number of universities, colleges and high schools in Aguascalientes? And graduated students
annually with middle, technical and higher education levels in Aguascalientes? ................................ 23
7.6.
What are the most important future plans on education? ..................................................... 24
7.7.
What kind of professional education is available?* ................................................................ 25
7.8.
International Schools. ............................................................................................................ 34
8.
Labor Market................................................................................................................................................ 38
8.1.
What kind of labor force will I find? ....................................................................................... 38
8.2.
What are the average monthly salaries for operators? ........................................................... 38
8.3.
What is the unemployment rate? .......................................................................................... 38
8.4.
What is the annual salary increase? ....................................................................................... 39
8.5.
Municipal Classification of Minimum Wage Tiers on nearby areas (2015). ............................. 39
8.6.
Evolution of Minimum Salary for Aguascalientes (2005-2015) ................................................ 39
8.7.
What are the employment-related regulations? .................................................................... 40
8.8.
Overtime Wages: ................................................................................................................... 42
8.9.
What is the Union situation? ................................................................................................. 44
9.
Tax Rates ...................................................................................................................................................... 45
10.
Industrial Sector Information ................................................................................................................... 46
10.1.
What has been the Gross Domestic Product behavior for the past 10 years? ......................... 46
10.2.
What is the GDP distribution by industry sector? ................................................................... 47
10.3.
What is the distribution of employees by industry? ............................................................... 47
10.4.
What Are there indicators on the Industrial and Automotive sector? ..................................... 48
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11.
Government Incentives ........................................................................................................................... 51
11.1.
Support for employee recruitment ........................................................................................ 51
11.2.
Significantly low turnover rate ............................................................................................... 51
11.3.
Competitive personnel education .......................................................................................... 51
11.4.
Competitive State Payroll Taxes: ............................................................................................ 52
11.5.
Direct connection with local education institutions and R&D centers ..................................... 52
11.6.
Full Government support ....................................................................................................... 53
11.7.
Other Incentives .................................................................................................................... 53
11.7.1.
Import Tax Refund to Exporters (DRAWBACK).............................................................................. 53
11.7.2.
Manufacturing, sublet and export services industries (IMMEX): ................................................... 54
11.7.3.
Programs of Sectoral Promotion (PROSEC) ................................................................................... 54
11.7.4.
Competitiveness Program For Logistics And Supply Markets (PROLOGYCA) .................................. 55
11.7.5.
High technology industries development program (PRODIAT): ..................................................... 55
11.7.6.
PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPEMENT OF SOFTWARE INDUSTRY (PROSOFT) ................................. 56
11.7.7.
Incentive programs to stimulate innovation: ................................................................................ 56
12.
Living environment for foreign executives .............................................................................................. 58
12.1.
What is the cost of living like in Aguascalientes? .................................................................... 58
12.2.
How receptive is the population towards foreign executives? ................................................ 58
12.3.
Documentation does a foreign executive need to comply with immigration regulations? ...... 59
12.4.
Living Environment ................................................................................................................ 59
12.4.1.
Where do foreign executives usually live in Aguascalientes? ........................................................ 59
12.4.2.
Where can one purchase groceries and imported foods? ............................................................. 60
12.4.3.
Are there international schools for immigrant families? ............................................................... 60
12.4.4.
Are there associations or support groups for the Japanese community? ...................................... 60
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12.4.5.
Are there any Japanese Speaking Health Centers? ....................................................................... 60
12.4.6.
What kind of activities may be interesting for foreigners? ............................................................ 61
12.4.7.
How is public safety in Aguascalientes?........................................................................................ 61
13.
Invest in Aguascalientes - Media .............................................................................................................. 62
14.
Contact Information................................................................................................................................. 63
Aguascalientes Industrial Parks............................................................................................................................ 65
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1. SERVICES INFRASTRUCTURE
Aguascalientes has an enviable geographical location, which allows access to the main ports, borders
and cities in the Country. Located in the center of the “economic triangle” formed by the cities of
Guadalajara, Mexico and Monterrey, where more than 55% of the Country’s GDP is generated. An
extensive network of modern highways (2,325 km – 1,400 miles), is complemented by an International
Airport, strategic Free-Trade Zone and the two largest rail cargo-hubs in Mexico. Thus Aguascalientes is
able to guarantee efficient and effective transportation of goods and services throughout the Country
and the Americas.
As mentioned above, land network includes two main rail and highways that intersect in the City of
Aguascalientes, allowing efficient connections to the North with Tampico, Nuevo Laredo, the USA and
Canada, and to the South with Mexico City and Central America. The Logistics Corridors: Manzanillo –
Aguascalientes – Altamira; and Mexico City – Aguascalientes – Juarez play a very important role in the
transportation of goods to and from Europe and Asia.
Also worthy of note is the reliability of electricity supply in Aguascalientes, made possible by a triple
redundancy power ring, providing a stable and uninterrupted power feed. Likewise, there is a secured
Natural Gas supply, through the main pipeline network crossing the State from North to South.
Please bear in mind that services in industrial parks (water, electricity, natural gas) are all provided by
individual utility companies and it is important that you contact each one of them directly regarding
your particular needs.
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1.1.
ELECTRIC POWER
1.1.1. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM ELECTRICITY SUPPLY? (K W/H)
Electric power supply is only limited to the amount of power agreed to be provided by the Federal
Electricity Commission (CFE) and the size of each company’s electrical transformer: 115, 220 and 440
Kilovolts are available.
1.1.2. WHAT IS THE PRICE OF ELECTRICITY? (USD/KW)
Electricity in Mexico is provided by the CFE nationwide, prices are set by this institution.
Source: http://app.cfe.gob.mx/Aplicaciones/CCFE/Tarifas/Tarifas/tarifas_negocio.asp|
Fees for High-Tension Power are (HT) (USD):
Demand Bill Cost
Peak Time
USD/Kw)
(USD/Kw)
$ 7.04
$ 0.1400
Mid Time
(USD/Kw)
$ 0.0539
Slow Time
(USD/Kw)
$ 0.0485
2. HOW OFTEN DOES AN ELECTRICITY BLACKOUT HAPPEN?
This is a rare occurrence. Aguascalientes has a unique Electrical Power Ring providing energy from the
National Power Grid through three different supply lines: North, West and South-East. These lines
converge and provide triple redundancy, which makes service virtually blackout free.
Electric power is provided by CFE, a Federal utility company
and the only one authorized in Mexico.
All companies are required to contract their electricity
needs directly with them.
* To contract this service, please contact:
Comisión Federal de Electricidad
Héroe de Nacozari Norte 703
Tel 01-449-916- 6110
http://app.cfe.gob.mx/Aplicaciones/CCFE/SELIndustria/
Solicitudes/ContrataLaLuz.aspx
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1.2.
WATER
1.2.1. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM WATER SUPPLY? (M3/HA .)
It is usually (but not always) standardized to 0.6164 m 3/Hr. /Ha. (Or 0.171233 Lt./Sec./Ha. – 8.809
ft3/Hr./Ac), depending on the project. Reclaimed water is available at our Industrial Parks.
Source: Fideicomiso Desarrollos Industriales (FDIA)
1.2.2. WHAT IS THE PRICE OF WATER FOR MOST INDUSTRIAL PARKS? (USD)
Well Water:
from $1.74 /m3 with a minimum consumption of 20m3.
Treated Water:
$ 0.68 /m3
Source: Fideicomiso Desarrollos Industriales (FDIA)
* To contract this service, please contact: (only for: PISFI-IV, PIVA, Chichimeco, Calvillo, El Llano,
Tecnopolo Industrial Parks)
Fideicomiso Desarrollos Industriales (FDIA)
Av. Universidad 1001, Edificio Torreplaza Bosques, Piso 8, Fracc. Bosques, C.P. 20127
Aguascalientes. Phone 01-449-910-2611, Ext 5948.
1.3.
NATURAL AND LP GAS
1.3.1. ARE NATURAL GAS AND LIQUID PROPANE GAS AVAILABLE?
Both Natural and LP gas are available.
1.3.2. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM GAS SUPPLY? (KG/H, OR M3/H)
It may range from 1 Kg/cm2 to 3 Kg/cm2 (14.22 – 42.67 lb. / in2) or above, depending on company
requirements.
1.3.3. WHAT IS THE PRICE OF GAS? (USD)
- Natural Gas
$ 524.10 / Month. (Service charge).
$ 0.732 / G Joule (0 - 3,488 G joule /month)
Natural Gas is provided by Gas Natural Fenosa, a private company and the only one authorized in the region. All
companies are required to contract natural gas needs directly with them.
* To contract this service, please contact:
Gas Natural Fenosa, Ventas Industriales
9
Héroe de Nacozari No. 2206 Nte., Col. Morelos C.P. 78239, Aguascalientes, Ags.
Tel 01 -449- 910- 9890 Ext 77529 / Fax 01 -444- 144- 2102 Ext 77529 / Cel 444 152 0789
Cesar Gomez Ruiz cgomezr@gasnatural.com
Source:http://www.gasnaturalfenosa.com.mx/servlet/ficheros/1297141047414/20140218DOFAvisoListadeTarifasBaj%C3%ADo.pdf
- Liquid Propane (LP gas)
$ 0.93 / kg.
$ 0.52 / Lt.
(1 Lt. = 0.50 Kg.)
Source: http://www.energia.gob.mx/res/91/Precios.xls
1.4.
DRAINAGE DISCHARGE
1.4.1. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE DRAINAGE DISCHARGE? (M3 / HA. OR M3 /
DAY)
The standard is usually 0.8 Lt/Sec/Ha (or 2.88 m3/h – 101.71 ft3 / Ha.) depending on the project.
1.4.2. WHAT IS THE PRICE OF DRAINAGE DISCHARGE? (USD)
$0.34 usd / m3 with a minimum use of 16m3
Source: Fideicomiso Desarrollos Industriales (FDIA)
1.5.
MAINTENANCE FEES
Fees at most Industrial Parks owned by the State are:
Hectares
0 -1
1-3
3-5
5 - 6.5
6.5 - 10
+ 10
$ 0.032
$ 0.024
$ 0.016
$ 0.012
$ 0.008
$ 0.007
Fee Plus 16%Value Added Tax
USD / m2 / Month $ 0.0024
USD / m2 / Month $ 0.0022
USD / m2 / Month $ 0.0010
USD / m2 / Month $ 0.0008
USD / m2 / Month $ 0.0007
USD / m2 / Month $ 0.0006
Source: Fideicomiso Desarrollos Industriales (FDIA)
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USD / ft2 / Month
USD / ft2 / Month
USD / ft2 / Month
USD / ft2 / Month
USD / ft2 / Month
USD / ft2 / Month
Fuel
The price of gasoline (USD) is subsidized in Mexico, current prices are:
Magna (87 Octane)
$ 0.90 / Lt
Premium (92 Octane)
$ 0.91 / Lt
Diesel (sulfur content = .03%)
$ 0.91 / Lt
Source: www.onexpo.com.mx
*These prices rise at a fixed monthly rate, increase is dependent on fuel type. Therefore, international
fuel price fluctuations have no substantial impact in Mexico.
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2. INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION
2.1.
INDUSTRIAL PARKS CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS
In the interest of efficiency and development in our industrial parks the use of land is distributed as
follows: 70% for building, 5% green areas and the remaining 25% may be used for service areas, open
warehouse, truck maneuvering, cargo patio etc.
2.2.
CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES
Several local and Japanese Construction Companies (such as Hazama, Shimizu & Fujita) can build
industrial facilities to meet your requirements. A listing of these is available upon request.
2.3.
AVERAGE CONSTRUCTION TIMES
According to local Mexican and Japanese contractors, the average times for construction are as follows:
PLANT SIZE
AVERAGE TIME
2
2
4,000 m
45,000 ft
6 months
6,000 m2
65,000 ft2
9 months
2
2
10,000 m
108,000 ft
12 months
2.4.
WHAT IS THE CONSTRUCTION COST BY SUCH COMPANIES?
Construction costs may go from $ 100.00 up to $ 600.00 USD / m 2 ($ 9.30 - $ 56.07 USD / ft2)
Depending on complexity and company’s individual requirements.
The average rent could go from $ 1.00 to $ 4.00 USD / m2.
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3. WEATHER
3.1.
CLIMATE
Semi-Arid in the 86% of its territory.
3.2.
TEMPERATURE
Monthly average temperature
18.8°C (65.8°F)
Average maximum temperature
30°C (86°F)
Average minimum temperature
4°C (32°F)
3.3.
RAINFALL
Average maximum annual rainfall in the State is 522 mm, higher in the West (mountain region) with 605
mm, and lower in the Eastern plains, with 491mm.
3.4.
WIND SPEED
Average wind speed
8 km/h
Prevailing wind direction
SW, N
Source: INEGI
http://cuentame.inegi.org.mx/monografias/informacion/ags/territorio/clima.aspx?tema=me&e=01
3.5.
NATURAL DISASTERS (RECORDED IN THE LAST 40 YEARS )
There are no major natural disasters.
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4. ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS
There are two legal standards which regulate the environment:
 Environmental Protection Law of the State of Aguascalientes
 General Law of Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection [Federal]
New construction projects must include an Environmental Impact Study, or a corresponding risk survey
in accordance with articles 89 and 90 of the Ecological Equilibrium and Environmental Protection Law of
the State of Aguascalientes.
4.1.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT
The procedure involves the submission of an environmental report to the Environment Agency (SMA),
which includes:
- Project Overview

Description of activity (site selection, preparation and construction)

Information regarding natural environment and socioeconomic status of the site.

Compliance with rules and regulations on land use.

Identification of environmental impact.

Prevention and mitigation of identified environmental impact.

Conclusions and references.
Legal Exhibit: certificate of land use, RFC (federal tax number), certificate of incorporation with power of
attorney, document certifying legal status on property, signed affidavit.
Technical Exhibit: site location blueprint, construction plan with detailed engineering installation, site's
overall program (schedule of events, Gant chart), engineering calculation report, geotechnical study,
plant layout, scheduled program for measures to control and reduce environmental risk, and to mitigate
environmental impact.
Note: There are several local environmental consulting companies available for hire to comply with
environmental reports and documents. This listing is available upon request.
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5. LOGISTICS
5.1.
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Our International Airport offers direct flights to several major cities such as Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles
and Tijuana on a regular basis as well as 12 daily flights to and from Mexico City. Airport opens from
5:00 am – 12:00 am.

20 km. from City Center (20 Minutes)

12 km. from Nissan A1 (10 Minutes)

5 km. from Nissan A2 (6 minutes)

1.5 km. from Automotive Logistics Industrial Park – PILA (2 Minutes)
5.1.1. DEPARTURE FLIGHTS
Destiny
Mexico City
Mexico City
Tijuana
Tijuana
Tijuana
Cancun
Los Angeles, CA
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Monterrey
Puerto Vallarta
Monterrey
Flight #
2631
2633
2629
2635
2637
2585
3964
3964
3966
461
491
493
636
636
924
3454
2936
4192
Departure
6:10
7:46
10:30
14:35
16:55
19:40
07:55
10:55
20:25
15:20
11:17
21:12
14:10
17:20
19:00
6:50
15:07
06:45
Arrival
07:25
09:04
11:45
15:50
18:13
20:52
09:00
12:00
21:25
16:30
12:16
22:17
16:40
19:50
20:34
09:10
17:25
08:39
Frequency
Mon – Sat.
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Mon – Fri.
Saturday
Sun – Fri.
Tue, Thu & Sat
Thu – Mon.
Tue & Sat.
Mon & Fri
Wed.
Wed, Thu, Sat.
Daily
Daily
Daily
784
445
2322
2321
10:20
13:45
10:10
21:50
11:35
14:55
11:30
23:10
Mon, Wed, Fri.
Thu & Sun.
Sun – Fri.
Daily
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Air Line
5.1.2. ARRIVAL FLIGHTS
Origin
Mexico City
México City
Tijuana
Tijuana
Tijuana
Cancun
Los Angeles, CA
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Puerto Vallarta
Monterrey
Monterrey
Flight #
2632
2628
2634
2636
2584
2640
3963
3963
3965
460
490
492
637
637
925
2936
3661
4102
Departure
06:10
08:30
12:40
15:10
18:00
22:14
06:25
09:25
18:50
9:50
06:00
16:00
10:50
14:05
13:08
11:55
19:54
17:35
Arrival
07:25
09:45
13:55
16:25
19:14
23:27
07:30
10:30
19:55
14:50
10:47
20:47
13:34
16:55
18:20
14:18
22:15
19:45
Frequency
Mon – Sat.
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Daily
Mon , Wed, Fri.
Saturday
Sun – Fri
Tue, Thu & Sat.
Thu – Mon.
Tue & Sat.
Mon & Fri.
Wed.
Wed, Thu, Sat.
Daily
Daily
Daily
446
783
2331
2332
12:20
08:45
08:30
20:10
13:20
9:55
09:50
21:30
Thu & Sun.
M, W, F, Sun
Sun – Fri.
Daily
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Air Line
5.2.
Company
DISTANCES FROM AGUASCALIENTES TO AUTOMOTIVE PLANTS
Location
San José Chiapa,
Pue.
San Luis Potosí
Saltillo, Coah.
Toluca, Edo. Mex.
Cuautitlan, Edo.
Mex.
2012 Units 2013 Units Estimations Aguascalientes
Product
distance to:
Production Production
(Km)
150,000
--677
Audi Q5
(2016)
150,000
--165
N/A
(2019)
Engines,
Ram,
480
Promaster
455,334
409,913
500
Fiat 500, Journey
465
605,238
160
63,256
59,451
500
210
240
Fusión
y
MKZ
hybrid
Engines
SRX, Captiva y
Sonic
Escalade,
GMC
Sierra and Pick up
Silverado
Engines
Aveo, Trax
CR- V
Celaya, Gto.
--
--
250
Honda Fit, City
Monterrey, N.L.
--
--
569
Kia Sedan
Salamanca Gto.
--
--
210
Mazda 2, Mazda 3
Hermosillo, Son.
451,648
496,193
Ford Fiesta
1,610
Chihuahua, Chi.
Ramos Arizpe,
Coah.
Silao, Gto.
Toluca, Edo. Mex.
San Luis Potosí
El Salto, Jal.
965
500
570,942
200,000
(2014)
300,000
(N/A)
230,000
(2016)
CIVAC, Mor.
Aguascalientes 1
Aguascalientes 2
Aguascalientes
Tecate, B.C.
Puebla, Pue.
Silao, Gto
YEAR TOTAL
595
683,520
641,639
0
300,000
(2017)
-55,661
59,701
604,508
497,109
2´884,597
2´933465
0
2,430
630
160
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Trucks, Frontier L4,
Tsuru, Tiida Sedán.
Sentra, Versa y
March
Infiniti / Mercedes
Tacoma
Beetle, Jetta 6,
Bora 4, Golf Var. 6
Engines
Source: Asociación Mexicana de Industria Automotriz (AMIA) , 2013 data for individual automakers is
through November of that year.
N/A. not available
*All data on distance and time is expressed in rounded numbers.
5.3.
DISTANCES TO MAIN PORTS OF MEXICO AND USA BORDER
Location
US Border
Pacific Ocean Port
Gulf of Mexico Port
Name
Rio Grande, TX
Manzanillo, Col.
Altamira, Tam.
Distance
730 Km. (450 mi)
500 Km. (310 mi)
580 Km. (360 mi)
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Time
7:40
5:00
7:00
5.4.
DISTANCE TO NEAREST RAILROAD SPUR AND RELATED SERVICES
Railway Container loading, unloading and
storage services are provided by private
companies both in the Northern and Southern
exits of Aguascalientes. The nearest to Nissan A2
facilities is almost 6 kilometers away, just across
the street from Nissan A1 and Jatco plants.
Prices depend on your project specifications and
need to be quoted accordingly.
5.5.
CIVIL PROTECTION
Along with police and firefighter surveillance,
there are ambulance and firefighting stations, as
well as hospitals within 15 km (9 mi.) from any Industrial Parks.
5.6.
TRANSPORTATION MEANS AVAILABLE FOR THE WORKERS
Aguascalientes has an efficient Public Transportation system integrated by buses in the City of
Aguascalientes, vans connecting the City of Aguascalientes with suburbs and cabs with fare meters.
There are also several personnel transportation companies, usually hired by factories to provide
transportation service to their workers as a non-mandatory benefit.
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Transportation system at the City of Aguascalientes
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6. DEMOGRAPHICS
Information according to the 2010 census provided by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography
(INEGI) http://www.censo2010.org.mx/
6.1.
MAIN DEMOGRAPHICS

Aguascalientes State’s population is 1,184,996 inhabitants

Aguascalientes Metropolitan Area’s population is 932,369 inhabitants

Average age in State is 24

65% of State’s population (770,000 inhabitants) is under 34 years of age.

543,085 inhabitants are economically active (data for 3rd quarter of 2014).

39,390 are college students.

34 universities & colleges with 38 campuses for less than 1.2 million inhabitants.

Population estimated by mid-2014: 1,270,174 inhabitants, with 1,002,450 living in the
Metropolitan Area.
6.2.
POPULATION GROWTH HISTORY AND RATIO
Source: http://www.censo2010.org.mx/
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6.3.
NEARBY CITIES POPULATION
San Luis P.
Silao
Irapuato
Zacatecas
Querétaro
Celaya
Salamanca
772,828
172,984
529,379
138,152
801,883
468,469
260,732
6.4.
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT NATIONAL RATING
State
Rating
Position
Aguascalientes
0.7521
8th/32 
Guanajuato
0.7059
26th/ 32 
Jalisco
0.7434
15th/ 32 
Querétaro
0.7471
12th/ 32 
San Luis Potosí
0.7144
23rd/ 32 
Zacatecas
0.7057
27th/ 32 
National Average
0.7390
17th – 18th
Source: United Nations Program for Development 2010
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7. EDUCATION DATA
7.1.
HOW MANY SCHOOLS OPERATE IN AGUASCALIENTES?
There are 1,958 schools.
7.2.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE REGISTERED?
282,927 in Elementary and Middle School,
50,481 in High School and
42,308 in Technical or higher degree Schools.
7.3.
WHAT IS THE RATIO OF STUDENTS GRADUATING FROM MIDDLE
SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL?
Close to 92.2%.
7.4.
WHAT IS THE RATIO OF STUDENTS GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL
TO COLLEGE?
Close to 85%. The number of graduates from technical and engineering schools annually is 1,480+ in the
following areas: Computer Science, Electronic, IT, Industrial, Mechanical, Robotics, Chemical,
Mechatronics, Maintenance, and others.
7.5.
NUMBER OF UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES AND HIGH SCHOOLS IN
AGUASCALIENTES ? AND GRADUATED STUDENTS ANNUALLY WITH MIDDLE,
TECHNICAL AND HIGHER EDUCATION LEVELS IN AGUASCALIENTES ?
982
Elementary, Middle and High Schools
53
Training Centers for Arts and Crafts
10
Technical Schools
34
Universities & Colleges
17,500+
Students
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7.6.
WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT FUTURE PLANS ON EDUCATION?
On 2012 started operations a new Campus of Aguascalientes State University (UAA in Spanish), located
across the highway from Nissan A1 facilities, and which careers are focused on the automotive industry,
offers programs as Mechatronics Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Alternative Energy Engineering,
among others. Aguascalientes Educational Institutes keep close contact with local industry to provide
programs and graduates fulfilling companies’ needs.
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7.7.
WHAT KIND OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION IS AVAILABLE?*
Major
Administration
Accounting
Electricity
Electro-mechanics
Automotive Electronics
Computer Sciences
Maintenance
Production
Manager Assistant
Automotive Maintenance
Quality Control
Industrial Electronics
Alternative Energy Sources
Textile Industry
Automatic Systems Maintenance
Tools Shop
Computers and Digital Control Equipment Maintenance
Electronics
Industrial Mechanics
Degree
Technical
Institution
Several Technical Institutions
*Note: Not all technical degrees are mentioned, we show only those related to the industry.
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Major
Agro-industries
Bio-Chemical Analysis
Biology
Bio-Chemistry
Bio-technology
Intelligent Computer Systems
Industrial Statistics Engineering
Electronics
Computer Sciences
Applied Mathematics
Biology
Information Technologies
Biotechnology
Computers Systems
Architecture
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Textile Design
Civil Engineering
Business Administration
Financial Administration
Production and Services Administration
International Commerce
Accounting
Economy
Marketing
Industrial Relations
Company Communication
Communication and Information
Robotics Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Automotive Engineering
E-Commerce
Bio-Computer Sciences
Economic and Administration Sciences
Taxes
Bio-Information Technologies
Degree
Institution
UAA (University of Aguascalientes State)
Bachelor
Bachelor
Master
Specialty
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Major
Institution
Degree
Human Resources Administration
Accounting
Marketing for Business Development
Industrial Maintenance
Mechatronics Automation
Mechatronics for Flexible Manufacturing
Industrial Manufacturing Processes
IT and Communication for Systems
IT and Communication for Nets and
Telecommunications
Business Development and Innovation
Engineering
Industrial Robotics Engineering
Human Resources Administration
Marketing for Business Development
Industrial Maintenance
Information
and
Communication
Technologies
Accounting
Mechatronics Automation
Mechatronics for Flexible Manufacturing
Industrial Manufacturing Processes
Business Development and Innovation
Engineering
Tax and Finances Engineering
Information
and
Communication
Technologies Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Industrial Maintenance Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
Business and Administration
Automotive Mechanical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Strategic Information Systems Engineering
Electronics Engineering
Energy Engineering
Engineering Sciences
Business Administration Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Higher
Technician
UTA (Technological University of Aguascalientes
State)
Bachelor
Higher
Technician
UTNA (Technological
Aguascalientes State)
University
of
North
Bachelor
Bachelor
Bachelor
UPA (Polytechnic University of Aguascalientes State)
Master
ITA (Aguascalientes State Institute of Technology)
Bachelor
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Major
Administration
Electronics Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Chemistry Engineering
Electric Engineering
IT and Communication Engineering
Administration Sciences
Chemistry Engineering Sciences
Engineering Sciences
IT and Communication Engineering
Administration
Institution
Degree
Bachelor
ITA (Aguascalientes State Institute of Technology)
Master
PhD
Bachelor
ITEL (Technological Public University)
Bachelor
ITPA (Technological Public University)
Business Administration Engineering
Logistics Engineering
Business Administration Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering
IT and Communication Engineering
International Business and Administration
Marketing and Administration
Management and Administration
Energy Technologies Engineering
Mechanical-Electronics Engineering
Finances and Administration
Industrial Engineering
Electronics and Digital Systems Engineering
Accounting
Innovation and Design Engineering
Artificial Intelligence Engineering
International Finances and Commerce
Operations Management
Robotics
Human Capital Management
Human Capital Development
Ethics and Anthropology
Taxes
Electronic Business
Finances and Administration
Bio-Interactive Innovation
International Marketing
Value Chain Administration
Bachelor
UPCB (Pan-American University, Bonaterra Campus)
Specialty
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Major
Development and Management of Human
Capital
Evaluation
and
Administration
of
Investment Projects
Taxes
Engineering
International Commerce and Marketing
Marketing and Communication
Companies Administration
International Commerce
Communication
Accounting
Graphic Design
Computer Systems Engineering
Computer Systems
Marketing
Advertising
Financial Administration
Marketing Administration
Human Resources Administration
Industrial Administration
Institutional
Image
and
Strategic
Communication
Computer Systems
Economy and Companies Administration
Informatics and Administration
Industrial Engineering, Human Capital
Marketing and International Business
Marketing and Media
Inter-institutional Communication
Financial Accounting
Institution
Degree
Master
UPCB (Pan-American University, Bonaterra Campus)
Bachelor
UCPA (Cuauhtémoc University Aguascalientes)
Master
Bachelor
ULC (La Concordia University)
Bachelor
ULC (La Concordia University)
International Business
Master
Systems Engineering
Computer Administration Systems
Public and Financial Accounting
International Commerce
Marketing
International Relations
Administration
Bachelor
UVM (Mexico Valley University)
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Major
Public Relations
Companies Administration
Sales Management
Finances
Mechanical-Electronics Engineering
Computer Systems Engineering
Production Engineering
Computer Engineering
Institution
Degree
Bachelor
UVM (Mexico Valley University)
Sales
Systems and Industrial Engineering
Administration
External Commerce
Corporate Law and International Business
Administration and Commerce
Public Accounting
Industrial Engineering Administration
Administration
Computer
Systems
Engineering
Marketing and Advertising Communication
Business Administration
Human Resources Administration
Business Administration
Communication Sc. and Techniques
Accounting
Information Technologies Engineering
Marketing
Financial Administration
Textile Industry and Design
Corporate Law
Business Administration
Marketing
Information Technologies
Business Administration
International Commerce
Marketing
Organizations and Human Development
Financial Administration
International Business
Business Innovation and Management
Master
Bachelor
UNEA (Advanced Studies University)
Master
Bachelor
UNID (Inter-American University for
Development)
Master
Bachelor
UVA (Atajemac Valley University)
Master
Bachelor
ITESM (Monterrey Technological Institute)
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Major
Marketing and Communication
Industrial Design
Mechanical-Electronics Engineering
IT and Communications Engineering
Industry and Innovation Engineering
Finances
Marketing
Business Administration
Financial Administration
Innovation for Business Development
Energy
and
Renewable
Sources
Administration
Quality and Productivity Systems Eng.
IT Administration
Quality for Competitiveness Administration
Business Administration
Communication Sciences
International Negotiation
Taxes
Taxes
Finances
Public Accounting
International Commerce
Business Administration
Marketing and Advertising
Industrial Psychology
Computer Systems Engineering
Business Administration
Public Accounting
Communication
Business Administration
Computer Engineering
IT Engineering
Industrial Engineering and Administration
Environmental Control Eng. and Ecology
Public Accounting
Taxes Administration
Taxes Administration
Degree
Institution
Bachelor
Master
ITESM (Monterrey Technological Institute)
Specialty
Bachelor
CESEA (Aguascalientes High Studies Center)
Bachelor
Master
Specialty
ISSADE (Open Teaching Institute)
IPES (Institute for Specialties and Post
Graduate Degrees)
Bachelor
UNIDEP (Professional Development University)
Master
Bachelor
ULCA (Leon University, Aguascalientes Campus)
Bachelor
UVAS (Villasuncion University)
Bachelor
Master
Master
CUG (Galilea University Center)
IEE (Excellence Education Institute)
*Note: Not all higher degrees are mentioned, we show only those related to the industry.
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1
2
3
4
5
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
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Institutions for Professional Learning
Centro de Estudios Superiores del Aguascalientes State Higher Studies
Estado de Aguascalientes
Center
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Center Zone Economic Research and
Económicas Región Centro
Teaching Center
Centro
de
Investigación
y
Research and Training Center for
Entrenamiento
en
Psicoterapias
Gestalt, Perls Psychotherapy
Gestalt, Fritz Perls
Centro Universitario Británico de
British University Center of Mexico
México
Centro Universitario Galilea
Galilea University Center
Colegio Latinoamericano de Educación Advanced Education Latin-American
Avanzada
College
Instituto de Educación de Excelencia
Excellence Education Institute
Postgraduate
Programs
and
Instituto de Posgrados y Especialidades
Specialties Institute
Instituto de Psicoterapias Humanistas Humanist Psychotherapies Institute
Instituto Estatal de Seguridad Pública Aguascalientes State Public Security
de Aguascalientes
Institute
Instituto Superior de Sistema Abierto Open System Teaching Higher
de Enseñanza
Institute
Aguascalientes
Technological
Instituto Tecnológico de Aguascalientes
Institute
Instituto
Tecnológico
de
la Building
Industry
Technological
Construcción
Institute
Instituto Tecnológico de Pabellón de Pabellón de Arteaga Municipality
Arteaga, Aguascalientes
Technological Institute
Instituto
Tecnológico
El
Llano, El Llano Municipality Technological
Aguascalientes
Institute
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Monterrey Higher Education and
Superiores de Monterrey
Technological Institute
Aguascalientes
Technological
Universidad Tecnológica de Calvillo
University
Universidad
Autónoma
de Aguascalientes
Autonomous
Aguascalientes
University
Universidad
Autónoma
de Aguascalientes
Autonomous
Aguascalientes Campus Sur
University South Campus
Source: Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico.
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Private
Public
Private
Private
Private
Private
Private
Private
Private
Public
Private
Public
Private
Public
Public
Private
Public
Public
Public
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20
21
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26
27
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29
30
31
32
33
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Institutions for Professional Learning
Universidad Cuauhtémoc Plantel Cuauhtémoc University Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes
Campus
Universidad de Durango Campus Durango University Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes
Campus
Universidad de Estudios Avanzados
Advanced Studies University
Universidad de las Artes
Arts University
Universidad de León Campus
León University Aguascalientes Campus
Aguascalientes
Universidad
del
Desarrollo
Professional Development University
Profesional
Universidad del Valle de Atemajac
Atemajac Valley University
Universidad del Valle de México
Mexico Valley University
Universidad Interamericana para el Inter-american
University
for
Desarrollo
Development
Universidad la Concordia Campus
Concordia University Center Campus
Centro
Universidad la Concordia Campus Concordia University International
Fórum Internacional
Forum Campus
Universidad la Concordia Campus
Concordia University Paradise Campus
Paraíso
Universidad Panamericana Campus Pan-American University Bonaterra
Bonaterra
Campus
Universidad
Politécnica
de
Aguascalientes Polytechnic University
Aguascalientes
Universidad
Tecnológica
de Aguascalientes
Technological
Aguascalientes
University
Universidad Tecnológica del Norte de Aguascalientes North Technological
Aguascalientes
University
Private
Private
Private
Public
Private
Private
Private
Private
Private
Private
Private
Private
Private
Public
Public
Public
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Universidad Tecnológica El Retoño
El Retoño Technological University
Public
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Universidad Villasunción
Villasunción University
Private
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7.8.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS.
C OMMON SCHOOL AGES :
Early stimulation:
3 months old to 3 years old.
Early childhood or kinder garden:
3 years old to 5 years old.
Elementary school:
6 years old to 12 years old.
Junior high school or middle school:
12 years old to 15 years old.
High school:
15 years old to 18 years old.
I NTERNATIONAL S CHOOLS
Colegio Francés Hidalgo de Aguascalientes
Kinder garden, elementary school, middle school
Address: Av. Del Lago 141, 20276, Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 913-8282
Web: http://www.cfhags.edu.mx/
Colegio Americano de Aguascalientes A.C.
Kinder garden, elementary school, middle school
Address: Carr. a Paso Blanco Km 1.2, Col. Tepetates, 20900 Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 973-5384
Web: http://americanschoolags.wikifoundry.com/
Escuela Japonesa de Aguascalientes A.C.
Kinder garden, elementary school, middle school
Address: Av. Del Lago 161 Fracc. Jardines Del Parque, 20276 Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 978-5888
Web: http://www.pek.mx/escuela-japonesa-de-aguascalientes-a-c/
Colegio Angloamericano
Address: Enrique Olivares Santana 310, Boulevares, Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 186-6207
Web: http://www.angloamericano.com.mx/ingles.html
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A CCREDITED B ILINGUAL S CHOOLS
Instituto Cumbres Aguascalientes (for boys only)
Early stimulation, kinder garden, elementary school, middle school, high school
Address: Av. Alcaldes 101, Fracc. Parras, 20175 Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 972-0444 (449) 972-2310
E-mailbuzcumags@cumbresaguascalientes.com
Web: http://www.cumbresaguascalientes.com/nuevo/
Instituto Alpes Aguascalientes (for girls only)
Early stimulation, kinder garden, elementary school, middle school, high school
Address: Prolongación Zaragoza #3402, San José del Arenal, 20130 Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 912-1383 (449) 914-7228
E-mail: promocion@alpesaguascalientes.com
Web: http://www.alpesaguascalientes.com/nuevo/contacto.html
Colegio Marista
Kinder garden, elementary school, middle school, high school
Address: Calle 26 de Marzo No. 602, Col. San Marcos, Aguascalientes.
Phone: (449) 915-7976 y (449) 916-1587
Web: http://www.primariamaristaaguascalientes.edu.mx/landpage.html
Centro Escolar El Encino, A.C. (for boys only)
Elementary school, junior high school, high school
Address: Av. Aguascalientes Oriente 101, Ojocaliente, 20190 Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 970-0346
Web: http://www.encino.edu.mx/
Instituto Triana (for girls only)
Kinder garden, elementary school, junior high school, high school
Address: López Mateos Ote. 1704, Col. Bona Gens, 20255 Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 146-7938, (449) 145-5444, (449) 970-4991
Web: www.triana.edu.mx/
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Colegio Bosques
Early stimulation, early childhood, elementary school, middle school, high school
Address: Blv. Luis Donaldo Colosio 313, Fracc. La Concepción, 20128 Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 162-0400
Web: www.colegiobosques.edu.mx
Colegio Villalobos
Early childhood, elementary school, middle school
Address: Valle de Guadalupe 601, Frac. Valle de las Trojes, Aguascalientes.
Phone: Tel: (449) 912-4789
Web: http://www.colegiomariavillalobos.com/
Comunidad educativa Entorno
Early childhood, elementary school, middle school, high school
Address: Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 72, Pocitos, Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 915-4957
Web: http://www.entorno.edu.mx/cee/index.asp
Escuela de la ciudad de Aguascalientes ECA
Kinder garden, elementary school, middle school, high school
Address: Prol. Zaragoza 101 B, Jardines de la Concepción, 20128 Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 912-3119
Web: http://www.eca.edu.mx/index.html
Colegio Cristóbal Colón
Kinder garden, elementary school, middle school, high school
Address: Luis Donaldo Colosio Nº 722, La Concepción, 20128 Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 914-0222
Web: http://www.cristobalcolonags.edu.mx/
Colegio Cedros
Kinder garden, elementary school, middle school
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Address: Av. Independencia No. 1912, Fracc. Trojes, Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 914-7484
Web: http://www.colegiocedrosags.edu.mx/
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Monterrey Tech)
High school, college
Address: Av. Eugenio Garza Sada 1500, Pocitos, 20328 Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 910-0900
Web: http://www.itesm.mx/wps/wcm/connect/Campus/AGS/Aguascalientes
Universidad Cuauhtémoc
High school, college
Address: Av. Independencia No. 100, Fracc. Trojes de Alonso, Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 973-1122
Web:http://www.ucuauhtemoc.edu.mx/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=b
log&id=39&Itemid=28
Universidad del Valle de México
High school, college
Address: Blvd. Juan Pablo II No. 1144, Col. Loma Bonita, Aguascalientes
Phone: (449) 910-2810
Web: http://www.uvmmexico.mx/
For more schools, please visit:
http://www.investinaguascalientes.gob.mx/cap_humano.html
http://www.guiaeduca.com.mx/preescolar-en-aguascalientes/preescolar-1-105620122.html
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8. LABOR MARKET
8.1.
WHAT KIND OF LABOR FORCE WILL I FIND?
Plenty of young population, highly qualified human capital (INEGI 3th quarter 2014).
Labor Force Available
Un-occupied
33,991
Under-occupied
12,817
Inactive Available Population
50,952
Total
97,760
8.2.
WHAT ARE THE AVERAGE MONTHLY SALARIES FOR OPERATORS?
Next chart provides information about the daily wage for an operator in eight of the main automotive
companies located in Aguascalientes area:
Daily Salary for an Operator
(MXN)
Position*
Company 1
$ 119.17
Company 2
$ 124.00
Company 3
$ 137.57
Company 4
$ 142.48
Company 5
$ 161.38
Company 6
$ 170.00
Company 7
$ 260.00
Company 8
$ 293.00
(USD)
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
$
7.68
8.00
8.87
9.19
10.41
10.96
16.77
18.90
*Range is wide because it depends on each worker’s seniority and skills.
8.3.
WHAT IS THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE?
6.14% Statewide (data for September 2014).
Source: Encuesta Nacional de Ocupación y Empleo (ENOE) INEGI, 2014
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8.4.
WHAT IS THE ANNUAL SALARY INCREASE?
The annual increase to minimum wage is determined in regard to prior year’s inflation rate and the
National Commission of Minimum Wages (www.conasami.gob.mx), which dictated a 4.19% increase in
minimum wages for the year 2012 and a 3.9% for 2013 and 3.89 in 2014. However, there is no specific
regulation for other than minimum wages, and the salary increase is usually negotiated between
companies and unions.
8.5.
MUNICIPAL CLASSIFICATION OF MINIMUM WAGE TIERS ON NEARBY
AREAS (2015).
Area A $ 70.10 MXN/day
($4.52 USD / day)
Area B $ 66.45 MXN/day
($ 4.28 USD / day)
Jalisco (El Salto, Guadalajara, Tlajomulco,
Tlaquepaque, Tonalá and Zapopan)
Aguascalientes
Guanajuato / Querétaro / San Luis Potosí
Zacatecas / Jalisco (other municipalities)
Source: (www.conasami.gob.mx)
8.6.
EVOLUTION OF MINIMUM SALARY FOR AGUASCALIENTES (2005-
2015)
Year
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
Source: (www.conasami.gob.mx)
Daily Mexican Pesos
$ 44.05
$ 45.81
$ 47.60
$ 49.50
$ 51.95
$ 54.47
$ 56.70
$ 59.08
$ 61.38
$ 63.77
$ 66.45
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Variation (%)
4.00
3.90
4.00
4.20
4.90
4.10
4.19
3.89
4.39
4.20
8.7.
WHAT ARE THE EMPLOYMENT-RELATED REGULATIONS ?
In terms of working days, working hours, paid leave, overtime wages and benefits:
Mandatory Benefits
 Paid Vacation and vacation Premium (see
below)
 Social Security (IMSS)
 Home fund retention (INFONAVIT)
 Christmas Bonus (Aguinaldo)
 Retirement Fund (AFORE)
 Profit Sharing (PTU)
Non-mandatory benefits
 Cafeteria
 Grocery Coupons
 Attendance bonus
 Punctuality bonus
 Productivity bonus
 Transportation
Loaded salary: All compensations are based on agreements regulated by the Federal Labor Law.
Minimum wages are updated every year, based on inflation rate. Most salaries are updated accordingly.
Mandatory benefits: After a year of work, employees acquire the right to enjoy a minimum 6 paid days
of holidays. The number increases with seniority, as well as the premium, as follows:
Seniority (Years)
Paid Vacation (Days)
Multiply by (Factor)
1
6
1.0452
2
8
1.0466
3
10
1.0479
4
12
1.0493
9
14
1.0507
14
16
1.0521
19
18
1.0534
As an example, a worker earning 100 pesos daily, with 3-year seniority, will have 10 days off at 104.79
pesos per day (basic wage = 100 x 1.0479).
Social Security (IMSS) is comprised from the following:
CONCEPT
Illness and Maternity
PERCENTAGE OF
SALARY
20.400%
Medicare
Injury and Life
Daycare
Risk at Work (average)*
1.050%
2.375%
1.000%
2.598%
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Retirement
Old Age
Housing
TOTAL
2.000%
3.150%
4.275%
36.850%
*Percentage changes according to activity and track record (such as in workman’s comp), from 0.54355
to 7.58875 with an average rate of 2.5984
Calculation of loaded salary, for tax and SPT payroll purposes, is as follows:
Daily salary
$ 100.00
Times Factor (seniority)
1.0479
Equals Basic wage
$ 104.79
Plus IMSS (36.85%)
38.62
Equals loaded salary
$ 143.41
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There are also additional benefits, negotiated between companies and workers (or through their union
representatives):
Union
Measure
CONCEPT
Additional Christmas
Bonus
(days
in
Days
addition to 15 days
mandatory)
Percentage
Savings Fund
of salary
Grocery
Coupons Percentage
(monthly)
of salary
Months of
Life Insurance
Salary
Holydays (in addition
Days
to 7 days mandatory)
Non-Union
Range
Companies
that grant the
benefit
Measure
Range
Companies
that grant
the benefit
15 -30
10
Salary Days
15 - 30
21
5% - 13%
6
5% - 13%
17
5 - 13%
5
5% - 14%
8
10 - 24
5
12 - 24
7
3-8
7
Days
1-8
10
2-4
3
Days
2-5
7
Percentage
of salary
Percentage
of salary
Months of
Salary
Marriage
license
Days
(days off)
Direct family death
Days
license (days off)
Funeral Expense
USD
1-4
4
Days
1 –6
6
52 –130
4
USD
86.8
1
Transportation
USD
.08–2.25
2
USD
0.08 – 2.25
2
Cafeteria
N/A
-
-
0.76 -1.1
2
Attendance Bonus
Salary Days
3
1
10%
2
Uniforms
Uniforms
2
2
USD
Annual
Salary
N/A
N/A
N/A
8.8.
OVERTIME WAGES:
The law establishes a maximum 48-hour week, in 8-hour workdays.
The first 8 hours of overtime are to be paid double and the subsequent hours are to be paid triple.
Day shift is comprehended between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Night shift is comprehended between 8:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., workday is 7 hours for this shift.
Sundays are to be paid 25% more than regular compensation.
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Oficial Holidays are to paid triple, they are:

January 1st

First Monday of February

Third Monday of March

May 1st

September 16th

Third Monday of November

December 1st (Every 6 years)

December 25th
Source: Ley federal del Trabajo.
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8.9.

WHAT IS THE UNION SITUATION?
One of the main characteristics of Aguascalientes is labor stability, which it has maintained
without a strike for over 40 years.

National award for efficient legal labor system.

Excellent relationship Union – Company – Government.

In Aguascalientes, the Unions understand the fundamental aspects of an open economy, which
leads them to focus their efforts on customer needs, having as main goals profitability and
growth. Direct dialogue and cordial relationships between unions, businesses and government,
ensures prompt resolution to problems that may arise.

There is a strong and healthy relationship between the Industry and the Unions:
o
Japanese Automotive companies in Aguascalientes work with ¨CTM¨ Union.
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9. TAX RATES
Main taxes paid by commercial and industrial enterprises operating in Mexico are levied by the Federal
Government. State and Municipal Governments have limited tax collection abilities and receive
allocations from some federal taxes collected within their boundaries. The main taxes are explained
below.
Federal taxes:

Income tax (ISR)
35%

Value-added tax (IVA)
16%

Customs and duties depending on type and origin of goods.
State taxes:

Payroll Tax at a competitive
2.0%
Municipal (County) taxes:

Property Tax is approx.
$ 0.21 USD / m2.

Real-Estate Transactions
2%.
In addition to the above, there are other special Federal taxes on specific products and services, such as
alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and fuel. There is a small tax for owning real-estate properties, in
Aguascalientes the average is 0.002% of real estate value.
Source: Ley de Ingresos Municipio Aguascalientes, 2015
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10. INDUSTRIAL SECTOR INFORMATION
10.1.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BEHAVIOR FOR THE
PAST 10 YEARS?
Source: INEGI, Banco de Información Económica BIE, 2014.
According to Banamex, GDP growth in Aguascalientes has risen from 3.9 in 2012 to 4.1 in 2013 and is
estimated at 4.8 in 2014.
In 2013, Aguascalientes showed the second largest increase among all federal states; just behind Baja
California’s and in 2014 it will present the third largest increase just beneath Guanajuato and Puebla.
Middle Mexico, where Aguascalientes is located, is the region which most contributed to national GDP
growth in 2013 with 21.2%, and within this region, Aguascalientes contributed the most among all
neighboring states.
The per capita GDP of Aguascalientes of $ 142.701 pesos is higher than the national average of $
135.791 pesos and higher than those of Jalisco, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosí and Zacatecas.
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10.2.
WHAT IS THE GDP DISTRIBUTION BY INDUSTRY SECTOR?
Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática INEGI.
10.3.
WHAT IS THE DISTRIBUTION OF EMPLOYEES BY INDUSTRY?
Source: Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social IMSS.
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10.4.
WHAT ARE THERE INDICATORS ON THE INDUSTRIAL AND
AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR?
I NVESTMENT AND E MPLOYMENT
IMSS
Investment
2015
This administration
109
(73 automotive & 36 others)
Investment Projects
2
Investment in MXN
Estimated Jobs
Japanese Companies
Jobs Generated
Jobs (February)
$ 3,400
$ 83,065
330
44,050
New Employers
3
-3,639
2,932
74 (30,595 jobs)
54,879
---947 (104 % more than the past
decade)
A UTOMOTIVE SECTOR IN A GUASCALIENTES
Concept
Quantity
Source
Automotive Investment
Projects in present
administration
73 projects
71 Billion MXN
33,792 jobs
Secretary of Economic
Development
November 2014
Sector participation in
Aguascalientes GDP
35.30%
BBVA Bancomer Research,
2012
Sector participation in
Aguascalientes FDI
74.0 %
SE, Gral Dir of Foreign
Investment, Accumulated
1999 –3 T 2014
Sector participation in
Aguascalientes exports
78.0 %
SE, INEGI 2013
752,408 vehicles Jan-Nov 2014
680,213 vehicles in 2013
69,413 vehicles, Jan 2015 National leader
in production
AMIA, total production
statistics, 2013-2015
Nissan vehicle production
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E CONOMIC I NDICATORS
Unemployment
December 2014

4.96 % in Aguascalientes. (National 4.51 %)
Inflation
February 2015



2.99% annual . (National 3.0% annual).
4 lowest in the region, 20th lowest National.
31 consecutive months where inflation is below the national average.

26.2 % annual production growth. (National 4.1 %).1nd national, 1st
regional.
INEGI
Manufacturing
Industry
(Production Volume)
October 2014
Manufacturing
Industry
(Production Value)
November 2014
IMMEX
(Income Value)
Aug 2014
Construction
(Production value)
Aug 2014
Trimestral
Economic
Indicator
Dec 2014
State
Activity
Retail turnover
Feb 2015





35.8 % annual growth November (National 9.4 %) 5th national, 2st
regional.
MXN $ 506,328 million accumulated production value (Jan 2011– Dec
2014)
64,737 workers (6,057 new jobs Jan-Dec 2014)
3.0% annual growth in Jan- Nov 2014. (National 6.8 %) 11h national, 5nd
regional.
412,336 mdp accumulated 2011-2014.
 34.7 % Annual Growth, Oct 2014 (National 2.9 %) 7rd national, 2th
regional.






11.7 % annual growth Jan – Sept 2014 (National 1.7%) 1d national.
11.1 % accumulated Apr - Jun 2014. (National 2.2 %) 1nd national.
4.7 % GDP growth 2013
3.8% GDP growth 2012
4.3% GDP growth 2011
8.8 % annual growth at Nov. 2014 (National 2.7 %). 7d national, 1st
regional.
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R ESEARCH AND R ATINGS
Banamex Research
Aguascalientes GDP growth for 2014
National GDP growth for 2014
4.8%
2.3% - 3.3%
Banorte
Dynamic and growing economy
Score 200 points (National average 100)
Research and Ratings
Welfare Index
Standard & Poor's
1st National Place
Stable perspective with AA mx score
Fitch Ratings
International Scoring
Qualification AA+ (mex)
Healthy loan and fiscal policies.
Comparable to thriving cities like Barcelona, Moscow
and Sao Paulo. Above cities like Buenos Aires, Lisbon
and Río de Janeiro.
American Cities of the Future 2013/14
fDi Intelligence (The Financial Times Ltd.)
Top 10 large city ranking.
Cost Effectiveness category.
Ranked among 52 cities
World Bank
Doing Business May 2014
2nd National Place (ease of doing business)
2st Place, Property registration
2nd Place, Granting of construction permits
2rd Place, Contract enforcement
8th Place, Business startup
IMCO.
Instituto Mexicano para la competitividad
3rd. Most competitive city in México
Observatorio Económico México ¿Cómo vamos?
Feb. 2015
National leader in growth
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11. GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES
Aguascalientes has:
 Great quality of life, scoring at the top 5 cities in Mexico.
 One of the 5 States with the lowest crime rates in Mexico.
 The World Bank, through its “Doing Business in Mexico” report, identifies Aguascalientes as the
#2 State in which is easiest to do business in Mexico. The state has consistently proven to be a
competitive location for business, with legal certainties and government efficiency.
 No strikes in the industrial sector in more than 40 years.
11.1.
SUPPORT FOR EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT
Through the National Employment Service office (SNE), we will provide support recruiting
candidates for your project at no cost for Your company. The SNE will aid recruiting for a full range
of positions, from line operators to upper management.
11.2.
SIGNIFICANTLY LOW TURNOVER RATE
Employee turnover rate in Aguascalientes is among the lowest in Mexico. Some of the benefits
companies get from this fact are:
11.3.

Low costs of hiring and training.

Low costs from covering vacancies.

Lower cost of quality and rework.

Stable and efficient work force.
COMPETITIVE PERSONNEL EDUCATION
The population of Aguascalientes has an average of 9.4 years of schooling, the highest in the “Bajío”
region (Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato and Queretaro States).
*National Information, Statistics and Geography Institute, INEGI
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11.4.
COMPETITIVE STATE PAYROLL TAXES:
Each State determines its own payroll tax rate. Aguascalientes is among the lowest in the Country.
11.5.

Aguascalientes
2.0 %

Chiapas
2.0 %

Baja California Sur
2.5 %

Estado de México
2.5 %

Campeche
3.0 %

Nuevo León
3.0 %
DIRECT CONNECTION WITH LOCAL EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS AND
R&D CENTERS

Through our State Government, companies connect with top universities and colleges, as well as
centers for research and development, focused on automotive and other industries as well.

The Center for the Development of the Automotive Industry (CeDIAM) is an excellent example
of how the private sector, the academia and government work together for the development of
our economy.

By creating a permanent channel though which companies are able to share best practices,
consolidate logistics, develop suppliers and harmonize university study programs with the needs
of industry, we are establishing a solid cluster not only dedicated to manufacturing, but also to
innovation.

Among its most important features, CeDIAM provides quality training courses and certification
plans in different areas related to manufacturing, such as injection mold design, die casting,
maintenance and so on. Furthermore, it feeds and manages a supplier database for the
automotive sector, bolstered by an annual showroom expo called ExpoPartes, where OEM’s and
Tier 1 companies can present their input needs and potential suppliers can present their bids
through a business meeting system. The Center also has a packaging and logistics testing lab,
where manufacturers can simulate the behavior of their merchandise through land, air and sea
travel conditions, thus lowering damages and reducing the possibility of unexpected product
casualties.
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
It is a great asset for companies to have an organization like CeDIAM strengthening the
competitiveness of our State’s industrial sector.
11.6.
FULL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT
The State Government, through its Economic Development Office, will permanently assist
companies already established and newcomers. It provides guidance on permits and other
procedures, such as construction licenses and environmental regulations, among other.
11.7.
OTHER INCENTIVES
Source: ProMéxico
11.7.1.
IMPORT TAX REFUND TO EXPORTERS (DRAWBACK)
The Import Tax Refund to Exporters program is the oldest Export Promotion Program. Since 1985,
Mexican exporters enjoy the benefit of the general import tax refund, through the mechanism
known internationally as drawback, which has led them to increase their competitiveness.
The Ministry of Economy has continuously modified this program with the purpose of making more
transparent and simplified rules so the exporting firms under this scheme can operate in optimal
conditions.
Brings to the beneficiary exporters the possibility to obtain a return for the general import tax paid
for the goods having been incorporated to export commodities, or from the import of commodities
being returned in their original state or having undergone repair or alteration processes.
The return amount is determined based on the amount paid for the general import tax in Mexican
currency, divided by the exchange rate between the Mexican peso and US dollars on the date the
payment was made.
Reference: Secretaría de Economía - DrawBack
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11.7.2.
MANUFACTURING, SUBLET AND EXPORT SERVICES INDUSTRIES (IMMEX):
The Federal Government’s IMMEX Program (formerly PITEX) is an instrument aimed to simplify the
procedures and requirements, as well as to incorporate services into the former sublet industry
regime. IMMEX allows for the temporary import of the necessary goods used in an industrial or
services process required for the making, transforming or repairing of commodities of foreign origin
temporarily imported for exportation.
Beneficiaries are legal entities resident in national territory, referred to in Section II of Article 9 of
the Federal Tax Code, is taxable in accordance with Title II of the Law on Income Tax, IMMEX one,
which may include the controller modalities companies, industrial, services, shelter and outsourcing,
only to meet the requirements of the Decree for the Promotion of Manufacturing, Maquiladora and
Export Services (IMMEX), published in the Official Gazette and the Federation on November 1, 2006.
A company may file for an IMMEX program through the local delegation of the Ministry of Economy,
where the company has its address and it will carry out is operations and filing it through electronic
means within the web portal of the corresponding Ministry.
In Aguascalientes Ministry of Economy office address is Tecnológico Av. # 106, 4° Centenario, Zip
Code 20190.
Phone: +52 (449) 970-2501 (03 / 04) y +52 (449) 970-3315.
To file for a new IMMEX program a company needs the following:
- Certificate of the Advanced Electronic Signature;
- Active Federal Taxpayers Registration Code Number (RFC).
- The registered address and premises where the operations are carried out under the Program
must be registered and active in the Federal Taxpayers Registration.
Reference: Secretaría de Economía - IMMEX
11.7.3.
PROGRAMS OF SECTORAL PROMOTION (PROSEC)
PROSEC is designed for manufacturers of specific products. A company that can take advantage of
this program can import non-NAFTA originating goods and materials to be used in the production of
specific products and pay 0-7% duty.
Reference: Secretaría de Economía - PROSEC
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11.7.4.
COMPETITIVENESS PROGRAM F OR LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY MARKETS
(PROLOGYCA)
The program intends to enhance the development of logistic services through the granting of
temporary subsidies to projects which encourage the creation, the modernizing, the efficiency, the
consolidation, the competitiveness and the sustainability of Mexican corporations in the fields of
logistics and supply; as well as to foster best practices in the logistics management of corporations.
Beneficiaries of this program are individuals with entrepreneurial activities, or moral persons
operating in the fields of Logistics and Supplies; the entrepreneurial organizations, integrating
corporations and nonprofit organizations, which foster the development of logistics, supply and/or
integration of value chains; the academic institutions aimed at training specialized human resources
for the logistics and supply sectors; public, private or mixed organizations having an interest in
improving their logistics management of the supply chain, which will submit projects according to
previsions.
References and O.R: PROLOGYCA
11.7.5.
HIGH TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (PRODIAT):
The High Technology Industries Development Program has the aim of contribute to encourage the
transfer and adoption of new technologies to improve the competitiveness of precursory sectors
and high technology, attending malfunctions in the market that hinder the growth of the
production, employment, productivity and competitiveness of the companies and of the industry in
general through the grant of temporary assistance.
PRODIAT has national coverage and its target population, defined on article 3, is subject of being
beneficiary to obtain economic support for the realization of the projects that are described in the
present Rules of Operation.
Incentives are provided in the following areas:
1. Technical assistance, training and other related services to reduce risk and sunk costs associated
with training and consultancy specializing in the industrial application of innovative products and
processes.
2. Technical assistance to increase efficiency in purchasing decisions machinery, supplies and highly
specialized services.
3 Access and specialized information resources of the current situation in the markets, and
technological trends, production and demand.
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Beneficiaries are individuals with business and corporations incorporated under Mexican law,
engaged in activities falling within subsectors defined in the Classification System North American
Industry (NAICS), including business organizations and first tier suppliers:
• Manufacture of machinery and equipment,
• Manufacture of computer, communication, and other measurement equipment, electronic
components and accessories,
• Manufacture of power generation and electrical appliances and accessories, and
• Manufacture of transport equipment and parts for motor vehicles
Reference: Programa Para el Desarrollo de las Industrias de Alta Tecnología
11.7.6.
PROGRAM FOR THE DEVELOPEMENT OF SOFTWARE
INDUSTRY (PROSOFT)
The objective of this program is to foster the growth of the software industry and to enlarge the
information technologies (ITs) market in Mexico.
Beneficiaries of this program are the software and TI sector companies and the academic sector,
which are supported through financing and training programs.
The support granted by Prosoft 2.0 range from infrastructure, training, legal services, among others.
The amount of support grants varies by type of project and impact, and is subject to federal and
state budgets as appropriate. Grant supports are in the form of temporary subsidies. You can access
this program through a bidding process.
Reference: Secretaría de Economía
11.7.7.
INCENTIVE PROGRAMS TO STIMULATE INNOVATION :
The incentive programs to stimulate innovation encourage the investment in technological research
and development through the grant of economic complementary incentives to companies that carry
out activities on Research, Technological Development and Innovation (RTDI), with the purpose of
increasing the company competitiveness, the creation of new quality jobs and encouraging the
economic growth of the country.
The program is for Mexican companies registered in the “Registro Nacional de Instituciones y
Empresas Científicas y Tecnológicas (RENIECYT)”, that perform activities related to RTDI in Mexico
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individually or in association with other companies or high education institutions and/or national
and international research centers or institutes.
This program operates in three categories: INNOVAPYME, INNOVATEC and PROINNOVA.
Each year CONACYT, calls for the requirements and eligibility of the companies that can participate
in the programs.
Reference: PEI
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12. LIVING ENVIRONMENT FOR FOREIGN EXECUTIVES
In Aguascalientes, we count with highly specialized services in education, health and entertaining, to
the Japanese and foreign community settled in our State.
12.1.
WHAT IS THE COST OF LIVING LIKE IN AGUASCALIENTES ?
The National Cost of Living Survey 2009-2010, conducted by MERCER LLC (firm dedicated to
consulting, outsourcing and investment), benchmarks Mexico City as the capital of the country and
then compares the cost of living for 42 other cities in Mexico. It measures the cost of 122 products
and services, which are grouped into categories such as housing, education, health, and so on.
The survey also evaluates data from the Bank of Mexico and the National Institute of Statistics and
Geography (INEGI), with a selection of the most commonly used products and services per
socioeconomic status.
According to the Mercer Survey, Aguascalientes places in the middle of the chart, stating that
Aguascalientes reflects good growth and is a State which is economical to live in.
The average cost to rent a 200 m2 house and 3 bedrooms is approximately $ 530.00 USD/month,
depending on the area.
The cost for monthly rent of a 150 m2 apartment and 1-2 bedrooms is approximately USD $ 335.00,
depending on the area.
In terms of hotel infrastructure, there are 4,400 rooms from several chains and for all budgets,
ranging from USD $ 38.00 to $ 168.00 per night. International hotel and local hotels, such as Fiesta
Americana, Ibis, Las Trojes, Marriot, One, Quality Inn and Quinta Real are at your disposal.
12.2.
HOW RECEPTIVE IS THE POPULATION TOWARDS FOREIGN EXECUTIVES ?
Immigrant population in our state is in the order of 10,000 inhabitants, and given the great number
of Japanese companies that have settled here for decades (73% of all Japanese investment in
Mexico is in our State), we currently host an estimate of 500 Japanese families, as well as families
from many other backgrounds and cultures.
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12.3.
DOCUMENTATION DOES A FOREIGN EXECUTIVE NEED TO COMPLY
WITH IMMIGRATION REGULATIONS ?
A FMM (Basic Immigration Format) is required.
Unit:
National Immigration Institute
Address:
Blvd. Miguel de la Madrid 2790 Int. 15, Corral de Barrancos, Jesús María
Aguascalientes.
Phone:
915-6069 and 915-6085
Resolution:
15 working days.
Costs (MXN):
Temporary Residence
1 year $ 3,243 / $ 223.65 USD
2 years $ 4,859 / $ 335.10 USD
3 years $ 6,154 / $ 424.41 USD
4 years $ 7.294 / $ 503.03 USD
Effective:
The permit that certifies the status of temporary residence may be valid for one,
two, three or four years, from when the foreigner obtained its authorization status of stay.
When the temporary resident obtains a work permit, the document certifying its status will apply as
long as its labor contract requires.
The holder of a permit may within 30 natural days prior to its expiration request for a renewal. This
can be effective up to no more than 4 years, which is the limit. Otherwise applying for a permanent
residence may be suggested.
Format Required: Official immigration format
http://www.inm.gob.mx/static/Tramites_LM/Estancia_LM/Expedicion_de_doc_Migratorio/Formato
_Basico_Internet.pdf . Source: National Immigration Institute.
12.4.
LIVING ENVIRONMENT
12.4.1.
WHERE DO FOREIGN EXECUTIVES USUALLY LIVE IN AGUASCALIENTES?
Foreign companies normally settle their executives in middle-high to high income residential
developments, some of them with access to golf courses and sports clubs. The commute to most
Industrial Parks takes no more than 20 minutes by car. These developments are conveniently
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located in areas where major hospitals, shopping malls, movie theaters, restaurants, theaters and
grocery stores are settled.
12.4.2.
WHERE CAN ONE PURCHASE GROCERIES AND IMPORTED FOODS?
You will find major stores like Sam’s, Costco, Soriana, Superama and Wal-Mart.
For Japanese food and ingredients, you will find a local branch of www.toyofoods.com.mx
12.4.3.
ARE THERE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS FOR IMMIGRANT FAMILIES?
The Japanese School of Aguascalientes is the only school in the interior of the Country, properly
accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education. There are also American and French Schools in
the State.
Sources: http://www.investinaguascalientes.gob.mx/cap_humano.html
http://www.guiaeduca.com.mx/preescolar-en-aguascalientes/preescolar-1-105620122.html
12.4.4.
ARE THERE ASSOCIATIONS OR SUPPORT GROUPS FOR THE JAPANESE
COMMUNITY?
There is an association (Asociación México-Japón) located in Aguascalientes. You may find additional
information in Japanese language at vicepresidencia_aiimjac@prodigy.net.mx
12.4.5.
ARE THERE ANY JAPANESE SPEAKING HEALTH CENTERS?
The ONO Medical Clinic, which since 1994 offers medical attention in Japanese language, and offers
the best services with the most advanced health care technology.
The Clinic also offers the following services:

State Laboratory for Public Health

State Center for Blood Transfusion

State Center for Addictions Prevention

Medic Specialties Units

Cleft Lip - Cleft Palate Clinic
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12.4.6.
WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES MAY BE INTERESTING FOR FOREIGNERS?
There are several golf courses. Approximate costs are:
Club
Membership Cost
Holes
Op. Hours
Campestre Membership:
18
6 am – 10
MXN $ 1,500,000
pm
Monthly fee:
$ MXN 2,970
Pulgas
Membership:
9
6 am – 10
Pandas
MXN $ 30,000
pm
Monthly fee:
MXN $ 2,250 individual
MXN $ 3,300 family
Santa
Public Course.
9
6 am – 9
Monica
No membership or
pm
monthly fees.
Green Fee
MXN $ 1,500.00
+ 16% IVA
(with a member)
Caddy
MXN $ 250.00
MXN $ 1,260.00
+ 16% IVA
(with a member)
MXN $ 250.00
Mon. to Fri.
MXN $ 375.00
Sat., Sun.
MXN $ 475.00
MXN $ 200.00
Ojocaliente Thermal Springs opened in the middle of the XIX Century, one of the major touristic
attractions of the city historically. The actual name of the city is given by this hot springs.
12.4.7.
HOW IS PUBLIC SAFETY IN AGUASCALIENTES?
Aguascalientes is one of the safest States in the Country, every element of our Police Corps have
been submitted to confidence tests by the National Security System, we are the first State operating
under a Single Control Police, which establishes a close-knit and efficient coordination network
among police and intelligence corps. This has remarkably improved security levels and quality of life
in Aguascalientes.
There is a high-tech state of the art C-4 (Command, Control, Communication and Calculation)
Center, which is the State’s Headquarters for the National Information System for Public Safety.
Their prime activities are to prevent, dissolve and prosecute law infringements as well as attending
the calls of the emergency lines.
From this center are coordinated several
Public Security and Safety institutions, like
State’s Police, Municipal Police, Emergency
Response, and others. Guided visits are
available upon request.
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13. INVEST IN AGUASCALIENTES - MEDIA
I NVEST IN A GUASCALIENTES
www.investinaguascalientes.gob.mx
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14. CONTACT INFORMATION
For further information please contact:
Mr. Esau Garza de Vega
Secretary of Economic Development
esau.garza@aguascalientes.gob.mx
+52 (449) 910-2611, Ext. 5914
Mr. Adalberto Ortega,
Under-Secretary of Economic Development
adalberto.ortega@aguascalientes.gob.mx
+52 (449) 910-2611, Ext. 5921
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Attachment 1
Aguascalientes Industrial Parks
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Aguascalientes Industrial Parks
1 San Francisco Industrial Park (PISFI)
13 Ciudad Industrial (Municipal)
2 San Francisco Industrial Park (PISF II)
14 Rafael Medina (Municipal)
3 San Francisco Industrial Park (PISF III)
15 Vergel Industrial Park (Private)
4 San Francisco Industrial Park (PISF IV).
16 Altec Industrial Park (Private)
5 Automotive Logistics Industrial Park (PILA)
17 Siglo XXI Industrial Park (Private)
6 Gigante de Arellano Industrial Park (PIGA)
18FINSA Industrial Park (Private).
7 Chichimeco Industrial Park (PICH)
8 Calvillo Industrial Park (PIC)
9 El Llano Industrial Park
10 Aguascalientes Valley Industrial Park (PIVA)
11 Tecnopolo I Industrial Park
12 Tecnopolo II Industrial Park
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1 San Francisco Industrial Park (PISF)
Location
Surface
Availability
Built
Developer
Owner
Companies settled
Jobs
Main activities
Japanese Companies
17 Km. North from Aguascalientes City
205 Has. stages 1 to 3
SOLD OUT.
1995.
Fideicomiso Desarrollos Industriales de Aguascalientes (FDIA).
Aguascalientes State Government trough FDIA.
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9,300
Automotive, Apparel & Clothing, Electronics
Advanced Composites, Calsonic-Kansei (factory 2), DAI Nippon
Toryo, K&S Wiring Systems, Kotobukiya Treves, Marubeni Itochu
Steel, Nicometal, San-S, Unipres, and Yorozu.
Other Companies
Donaldson, Cooper Standard, Cloyes Dynagear, Cartograf,
Diagraph ITW, Gestamp, Hexagon Polymers, Sacred, Holcim
SOLD OUT.
On the I-45 Highway (NASCO Corridor)
Inbound warehouse
Firefighting station
Asphalted roads
Railroad spur
Fresh water well supply
Sewage network
Water treatment facilities
Electricity sub-station (115 / 138 Kv)
Natural gas network
Optic fiber network
Green areas
200 KVA *
Cost / m2
Services
Electric charge provided:
*Must contract in Comisión Federal de Electricidad, CFE.
San Francisco Industrial Park (PISF) Stages 1, 2 and 3
2
2 San Francisco Industrial Park stage IV (PISF IV)
Location
Surface
Availability
Built
Developer
Owner
Companies settled
Jobs
Main activities
Japanese Companies
Cost / m2
17 Km. North from Aguascalientes City
122 Has.
75% available at stage 4.
2013.
FDIA & GP Group.
FDIA & GP Group.
4.
1,300.
Automotive.
Unipres, Fuji Kiko Tachi-S, Beyonz.
MXN $ 504.00
$ 34.70 USD Cash
MXN $ 560.00
$ 38.62 USD Credit
Services
On the I-45 Highway (NASCO Corridor)
Inbound warehouse
Firefighting station
Asphalted roads
Railroad spur
Fresh water well supply
Sewage network
Water treatment facilities
Electricity sub-station (115 / 138 Kv)
Natural gas network
Optic fiber network
Green areas
Electric charge provided: 300 KVA *
*Must contract in Comisión Federal de Electricidad, CFE.
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San Francisco Industrial Park Stage 4 (PISF IV) Map
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3 Automotive Logistics Industrial Park (PILA)
Location
Surface
18 km South of Aguascalientes City; 1.5 km from Aguascalientes Airport; with
easy access to Nissan A1 and A2 Plants and to Southern States Querétaro,
Jalisco (Guadalajara, El Salto) and Guanajuato (Silao, Celaya, Salamanca).
106 Ha.
Availability
Built
Developer
40% Available
2012.
Fideicomiso Desarrollos Industriales de Aguascalientes (FDIA).
Owner
Aguascalientes State Government trough FDIA.
Companies settled
Jobs
Main activities
Japanese Companies
11.
910.
Automotive
Exedy-Dynax, Aguascalientes Steel Coil Center, Kitagawa México, Tohken
Thermo, Riken, Howa Textile, Kyoei Techseed, Molitec Steel, NTN (all building
facilities).
None so far.
MXN $ 504.00
$ 34.70 USD Cash
MXN $ 560.00
$ 38.62 USD Credit
Daycare, firefighter and police modules.
Controlled access and security patrol.
Perimeter wall enclosing industrial park.
Asphaltic concrete paved roads.
Hydraulic concrete sidewalk curbs.
Acceleration and deceleration lanes.
Efficient public lighting on roadways and sidewalks (by solar energy).
Fresh water well supply
Treated water supply.
Sewage network with discharge to water treatment plant.
Wastewater treatment plant.
Electric power at 115 / 13.8 kV.
Natural gas network.
Optic fiber network.
Green areas.
250 KVA *
Other Companies
Cost / m2
Services
Electric charge provided:
*Must contract in Comisión Federal de Electricidad, CFE.
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Automotive Logistics Industrial Park (PILA) Map
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4 Gigante de Arellano Industrial Park (PIGA)
Location
7 Km. South from Aguascalientes City, almost in front of Nissan A1
facilities. 1 km to TMM Logistics, a bonded warehouse with
load/unload train containers facilities.
Closet o State’s University south campus..
7 km to Aguascalientes International Airport and PILA Park, 5 Km
to Nissan A2 facilities.
Surface
14 Has.
Availability
2 hectares.
Built
2008.
Developer
Fideicomiso Desarrollos Industriales de Aguascalientes (FDIA).
Owner
Aguascalientes State Government trough FDIA.
Companies settled
3.
Jobs
720.
Main activities
Automotive.
Japanese Companies
TK Minth.
Other Companies
Minth México, TST Nikkei Aluminum.
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Cost / m
MXN $ 747.00
$ 51.51 USD Cash
MXN $ 830.00
$ 57.24 USD Credit
Services
Paved roads.
Sewage network.
Fresh water well supply.
Electricity, 115 / 138 Kv.
Optic Fiber network.
Green areas.
Electric charge provided: 200 KVA*
*Must contract in Comisión Federal de Electricidad, CFE.
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Gigante de Arellano Industrial Park (PIGA) Map
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5 Chichimeco Industrial Park (PICH)
Location
Surface
Availability
Built
Developer
Owner
Companies settled
Jobs
Main activities
Japanese Companies
Other Companies
Cost / m2
Services
Electric charge provided
10 km. North of Aguascalientes City
54 Ha.
3.5 hectares.
2005.
Fideicomiso Desarrollos Industriales de Aguascalientes (FDIA).
Aguascalientes State Government trough FDIA.
25.
1,650.
Automotive (including Die Cast and Tooling Services), Software, Woodcrafting.
Sakaiya, Mansho, Parker.
IEWC, Microcart, WPS, Dofesa, Mattis, MC Gourmet, Diagraph, Berni Labs,
Manufacturas Volvo, G-3, Vincitore.
MXN $ 890 cred 531 conta
MXN $ 531.00
$ 36.62 USD Cash
MXN $ 890.00
$ 61.30 USD Credit
Right next to “Jesús María” metropolitan area
Controlled access
Sewage network
Fresh water well supply.
Electricity (115 / 138 Kv)
Optic fiber network
Green areas
75 KVA by Lot.*
*Must contract in Comisión Federal de Electricidad, CFE.
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Chichimeco Industrial Park (PICH) Map
Available
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6 Calvillo Industrial Park (PIC)
Location
Surface
Availability
Built
Developer
Owner
Companies settled
Jobs
Main activities
Japanese Companies
Other Companies
Cost / m2
Services
Electric charge provided
60 Km. West from Aguascalientes City, 5 Km. from Calvillo’s Municipality
largest metropolitan area.
18 Has.
13.45 Has.
2004.
Fideicomiso Desarrollos Industriales de Aguascalientes (FDIA).
Aguascalientes State Government trough FDIA.
1.
1,200.
Automotive.
Sistemas de Arneses K&S Mexicana.
None.
MXN $ 297.00
$ 20.48 USD Cash
MXN $ 330.00
$ 22.75 USD Credit
Paved roads.
Sewage network.
Fresh water well supply.
Electricity, 115 / 138 Kv.
Green areas.
200 KVA *
*Must contract in Comisión Federal de Electricidad, CFE.
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Calvillo Industrial Park (PIC) Map
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7 El Llano Industrial Park
Location
Surface
Availability
Built
Developer
Owner
Companies settled
Jobs
Main activities
Japanese Companies
Other Companies
Cost / m2
Services
Electric charge provided
35 Km. East from Aguascalientes City, 1 km. from El Llano’s Municipality
largest metropolitan area.
15 Has.
8 Has
2012.
Fideicomiso Desarrollos Industriales de Aguascalientes (FDIA).
Aguascalientes State Government trough FDIA.
1.
43.
Automotive.
VIAM Manufacturing (Japan Vilene Company).
None.
MXN $ 198.00
$ 13.65 USD Cash
MXN $ 220.00
$ 15.17 USD Credit
Paved roads.
Sewage network.
Fresh water well supply.
Electricity, 115 / 138 Kv.
Green areas.
200 KVA *
*Must contract in Comisión Federal de Electricidad, CFE.
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El Llano Industrial Park Map
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8 Aguascalientes Valley Industrial Park (PIVA)
Location
Surface
Availability
Built
Developer
Owner
Companies settled
Jobs
Main activities
Japanese Companies
Other Companies
Cost / m2
Services
Electric charge provided
9 km. North of Aguascalientes City
103 Ha.
SOLD OUT.
1986
Fideicomiso de Parques Industriales de Aguascalientes
Aguascalientes State Government trough FDIA.
70
12,100
Automotive, Textile, Apparel & Clothing.
Advanced Composites, Calsonic-Kansei (factory 1), Nicometal, Nippon
Express, Sakaiya, Sanoh Industrial, Tachi-S, and Yaskawa Motoman.
Bosch, Legget & Platt, Unilever, La Huerta (Little Farm), Shorewood.
SOLD OUT.
On the I-45 Highway (NASCO Corridor)
Asphalted roads.
Sewage network.
Fresh water well supply.
Water treatment facilities.
Electricity (115 / 138 Kv).
Natural gas network.
Optic fiber network.
Green areas.
N/A *
* Check Availability in Comisión Federal de Electricidad, CFE.
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Aguascalientes Valley Industrial Park (PIVA) Map
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9 Tecnopolo I Industrial Park
Location
Surface
Availability
Built
Developer
Owner
Companies settled
Jobs
Main activities
Japanese Companies
Other Companies
Cost / m2
Services
Electric charge provided
5 Km. North from Aguascalientes City, next to the Automotive Industry in
Mexico Development Center (CeDIAM).
7 Has.
SOLD OUT.
2003.
Fideicomiso Desarrollos Industriales de Aguascalientes (FDIA).
Aguascalientes State Government trough FDIA.
5.
2,170.
Software development, Financial services.
None.
Softtek, Oesia, Quarksoft, Conexia - Financiera Independencia.
SOLD OUT.
Paved roads.
Sewage network.
Fresh water well supply.
Electricity, 115 / 138 Kv.
Optic Fiber network.
Green Areas.
200 KVA *
*Must contract in Comisión Federal de Electricidad, CFE.
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Tecnopolo I Industrial Park Map
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CONTACT INFORMATION
Invest in Aguascalientes
www.investinaguascalientes.gob.mx
For further information please contact:
Mr. Esau Garza de Vega
Secretary of Economic Development
esau.garza@aguascalientes.gob.mx
+52 (449) 910-2611, Ext. 5914
Mr. Adalberto Ortega,
Under-Secretary of Economic Development
adalberto.ortega@aguascalientes.gob.mx
+52 (449) 910-2611, Ext. 5921.
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