A large technology center sprung up in Mexico’s border town of Tijuana, drawing US firms hungry for tech professionals.
Built by iTjuana, a binational US-Mexico company, the tech facility is barely a 30 minute drive away from San Diego, California.
The tech park will stimulate “innovation” activities, said ITJ, whose primary goal is to provide trained tech professionals to US companies from Baja California, a Mexican state that has long served as a nearshore manufacturing hub for US industrialists.
On behalf of ITJ, we want to extend our appreciation to the staff, clients, government officials, binational business leaders, and friends who joined us for the grand opening of our Center of Excellence in Tijuana, Mexico. We couldn’t do this without you.#innovation #opening pic.twitter.com/EWbffxXJ8K
— ITJ (@ITJuana_) August 1, 2022
The binational firm has often claimed to offer IT workers for a third of the price of comparable engineers in many US cities.
Thanks to Baja California’s growing tech talent pool, ITJ’s client base has reportedly grown five-fold in the past three years, during which it generated more than 700 technology jobs for local residents.
Tijuana has become a beacon of hope for many US firms looking at India or China to fill tech vacancies. The first US firm to utilize ITJ’s offer was Thermo Fisher, a medical equipment maker, which set up a technology center of excellence in Baja California in 2019.
Delighted by its success, ITJ is now concentrating its efforts to draw biotechnology and medical device makers to Tijuana.