Get to Know The Saltillo Workforce

Saltillo and its surrounding areas have a population of approximately 930,000, with an average age of 27.

The city of Saltillo stands out for its eminent intellectuals, and for the high number of students that it sends to college. With a strong educational infrastructure, workers and professionals have access to 16 universities, 12 technical training institutes, and 11 research centers.


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Distance to U.S. Border

Saltillo is located 180 miles from McAllen, Texas along the United States border, a 3.5 hour drive. 

International Airport and Sea Port

There's an international terminal in the Saltillo airport, and an international airport a quick hour's drive away in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. This enables quick travel for U.S. companies who need to do business in Saltillo. 

Sea cargo import and export is also accessible via ports in the Gulf of Mexico.

International Road and Rail Networks

Saltillo has access to major highway networks, Mexico's I-40 and I-57, with international connections to the U.S. and Canada through the NAFTA Corridor.

The city is also a hub for the international Ferromex rail service.

Connected Infrastructure in Saltillo

The capital of Coahuila, Mexico’s third largest state, Saltillo is a prime, central distribution center for the U.S. and Mexican markets.

Saltillo’s regional airport – Plan de Guadalupe Saltillo – hosts an international air terminal with customs processing, shipping, cargo, and sanitary inspection services. The city is also a short 65-minute drive to the Monterrey International Airport.

The city links to two railway networks that travel internationally, as well as several regional and international highways that are part of the NAFTA corridor.

Benefit from Saltillo's Manufacturing Industry

Saltillo's manufacturing sector employees 39% of in the city and surrounding suburbs, the largest employment sector in the region.

In the 1950’s, Chrysler and General Motors established their assembly plants in the city and grew a robust automotive industry cluster.

The city's economic base is comprised of mostly automotive industry firms that implement a strong culture of automotive skills and understanding throughout the region.

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