Maquiladoras at a Glance: Map Facts
No. of Maquiladoras: 1090 No. of Workers: 217,366 Tijuana Factoids:
"Presently Tijuana has 33 industrial parks: 26 in operation, 2 under construction and 5 more in the planning stage." (Parque Industrial California)
"Tijuana is the fourth most populated city in the country, with over one million inhabitants. The city's population growth rate is calculated at 3% annually." (Parque
"More than 22% are involved in electronic equipment and products, 13% are involved in furniture and wood products, about 11% manufacture or assemble articles of plastic and 10% are in the textile/clothing industry." (SD Source,
"One out of four actively employed people in Tijuana works for a maquiladora... that more than 15% of Mexico's maquiladora work force is within (roughly) a 30-minute drive from the Otay Mesa border crossing." (SD Source,
"Between December 1993 and May 1998, employment in Tijuana's maquiladora manufacturing sector increased by 95%…the latest count puts the number of border maquiladoras at 1947, 37% more than in 1993. In Mexicali it has risen by almost 150%."