Initiated 1993:

Mexico FlagSteel connections and promising business opportunities.


Northeast Mexico, 240 kilometres south of Laredo, Texas. In a valley surrounded by mountains. Has Mexico’s largest iron and steel foundries, and a diversified economy, including textiles and agricultural products and foreign-owned plants using low-wage labour for goods exported to U.S. It’s a popular resort with a dry climate, cool mountains and hot springs and active cultural scene. Population: 3.5 million.