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Cali Baja Bi-National Mega-Region

The Cali Baja Bi-National Mega-Region is a globally unique bi-national location for business investments. CaliBaja encompasses the entire California - Baja, Mexico border region that includes San Diego County, Imperial County and Baja California in Mexico.

With a combined population of more than 6.5 million, CaliBaja boasts the largest concentration of population along the U.S-Mexico border. CaliBaja provides access to the lucrative California and North American markets, is strategically located to access global markets in the Pacific Rim and is a gateway to the emerging Latin American markets.


Why Invest In CaliBaja?


  • Differentiated wage, cost of living and land cost structure

  • Geographic proximity to San Diego's R&D hubs to manufacturing centers in Baja and larger contiguous developable land in the Imperial Valley

  • Diverse, advanced manufacturing clusters

  • Significant renewable energy resources in geothermal, solar, wind and biofuels

  • CaliBaja has over 90 colleges and universities and over 80 research institutes

  • Robust internal infrastructure connections including 6 border crossings, 5 interstate freeways, 5 international airports, 2 specialized maritime port facilities and rail links

  • Part of NAFTA corridor for seamless movement of goods and products


CaliBaja brings together distinct assets in each of its regions offering investment opportunities for global businesses.

  • CaliBaja is one of the leading high-technology hubs in the world. An educated workforce, world class academic and applied research centers, access to venture capital, and well-developed life sciences, cleantech, defense and software clusters make the region's intellectual capital and diverse economy a competitive advantage.

  • CaliBaja is a land of opportunity for global businesses operating in renewable energy, agribusiness, and international trade and logistics industries. Abundant, contiguous and affordable land, available industrial water in addition to a readily accesible bi-national workforce.

  • CaliBaja has a sophisticated manufacturing base. With an extensive higher education system and a large labor pool, CaliBaja provides a competitively-priced workforce, a steady supply of engineers and established medical device, automotive, aerospace, commercial electronics and logistics clusters

  • Please contact a CaliBaja economic development professional to learn how we can help your business succeed.

CaliBaja By The Numbers (2011)

  • POPULATION 6.6 Million

  • GDP $202.4 Billion (USD)

  • SQUARE MILES 28,656

  • LABOR FORCE 3.1 Million

  • EMPLOYMENT 2.8 Million

“Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis; State of California Economic Development Department, Labor Market Information Division; National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI).


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