Baja California seeks to attract Tesla investment
Baja California government delegates conducted a meeting with Tesla executives in Washington D.C., with the intention of showcasing the state’s logistical, geographic, legal, and skilled workforce advantages.
During the meeting, the Mexican ambassador to the United States, Esteban Moctezuma, was also present alongside the Governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda, who emphasized the state’s suitability for investment.
At present, Tesla manufactures 1.2 million electric vehicles annually, but the company aims to increase this number to 20 million units per year. Operations in Mexico play a crucial role in achieving this objective, making Baja California a key consideration for Tesla.
Regarding this matter, Marina del Pilar stated that the company is evaluating investment opportunities to strengthen the electric vehicle charging infrastructure in Baja California.
Tesla executives held discussions with the rectors of the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) and Cetys Universidad, Luis Enrique Palafox and Fernando León, who highlighted the advantages of having skilled and certified human capital. They also emphasized the support of university infrastructure for training and research purposes.
The Secretary of Economy and Innovation, Kurt Ignacio Honold Morales, emphasized some of Baja California’s main attractions, such as its geographical proximity to the State of California and the emphasis on trained personnel for innovative and specialized industries.
Other aspects that received attention during the meeting were freight transport, infrastructure, government incentives, as well as adherence to the rule of law and the development of professionals for specialized tasks.
Alongside the meeting, the Baja California Month in the United States commenced officially at the renowned Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington.
As part of the event, a display of Baja California’s gastronomy and culture took place, along with a showcase of the state’s native people’s craftsmanship, reflecting their worldview that has been passed down through centuries and generations.