Chihuahua.- Chihuahua is a strategic location for major aerospace companies. Evidence of this is that it provides 30% of the industry’s jobs nationwide, totaling 20,000 jobs with strong growth potential in the coming years, the governor said. María Eugenia Campos at the inauguration of the Mexico Aerospace Nearshoring Summit taking place today and tomorrow at the Exhibition Center.
In his message, he pointed out that the presence of this sector in companies and its promotion is synonymous with development and avant-garde: “Tell me how much aerospace industry you have and I will tell you how innovative you are and like in Chihuahua we do it very well,” he said.
He pointed out that the Secretariat for Innovation and Economic Development (SIDE) is doing exceptional work to organize these meetings and guide the state to the next step in innovation to attract and retain investment.
He recalled that in recent years, 39 new aerospace manufacturing plants and two aerospace R&D centers have sprung up in the state, making Chihuahua one of the main players in the aerospace industry in Mexico.
He stressed that the state received more than $1 billion in foreign direct investment in the first half of 2023.
The Mexican Aerospace Nearshoring Summit, previously held in cities such as Querétaro, Las Vegas, Paris, London, Madrid and other regions of the world, among others, aims to strengthen this industry’s supply chain.
The Aerospace Nearshoring Summit in Mexico is being held in Chihuahua for the fifteenth time and will host more than 150 exhibition booths where participating companies will showcase their products or services, as well as conferences on investment attraction, supply chain and talent development for this industry. and Cessna plants in the city of Chihuahua.
A thousand companies are expected to attend the meeting, which will result in 8,000 business meetings. In addition, the attendance of 1,500 participants is expected, including manufacturing companies, service companies, professionals and students.
The inauguration was attended by the President of the Mexico Aerospace Fair (Famex) Organizing Committee, Javier Sandoval Dueñas; Eric Cohen, United States Consul General in Juarez; María Angélica Granados, Minister of Innovation and Economic Development (SIDE), and Carlos Robles Álvarez, President of the Mexican Aerospace Industries Federation (Femia).