Business in Jalisco Guadalajara

EENI- School of International Business

Sub-subject: Doing Business in Jalisco Guadalajara (Mexico). Syllabus:

  1. Introduction to the state of Jalisco
  2. The Economy of Jalisco
  3. The International Trade of Jalisco
  4. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Jalisco
  5. Advantages of Jalisco in the global economy
  6. Doing Business in Guadalajara: Mexico's “Silicon Valley.”
  7. Key sectors of Jalisco:
    1. Automotive
    2. Aerospace
    3. Electronics Contract Manufacturing
    4. Electronic Design
    5. Software
    6. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services
  8. Case Study:
    1. Guadalajara International Book Fair
    2. Kaxan Media Group
    3. Arion Group
The sub-subject “Doing Business in Jalisco (Mexico)” is studied...
  1. Course: Mexico
  2. Doctorate in Business in America
  3. Masters (e-learning): International Business, America, Pacific, and BRICS Countries-Mexico

Learning materials in English or Spanish México French Mexique

  1. Credits of the sub-subject “Foreign Trade and Doing Business in Guadalajara”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Sample of the Sub-subject: Doing Business in Jalisco (Mexico)
Jalisco Guadalajara Mexico

Description of the Sub-Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Jalisco Guadalajara

  1. The Economy of Jalisco accounts for 6.3% of the Mexican gross domestic product
  2. Jalisco is the seventh biggest Mexican state
  3. Jalisco shares borders with the Mexican states of Nayarit, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, San Louis Potosí, Guanajuato, Colima, and Michoacán
  4. The State of Jalisco ranked third in socioeconomic indicators (behind Nuevo Leon and Mexico DF)
  5. The Government of Jalisco elevated their expectations and is planning to attract 2.318 billion dollars in foreign direct investment to the State of Jalisco (67 million dollars in 2009)
  6. The electronics industry is expecting foreign investments for 300 million dollars (101 million dollars invested in 2011)
  7. The main sectors of the economy of Guadalajara (United Mexican States) are electronics manufacturing, Business Process Outsourcing, software development, design, multimedia, automotive, and aerospace
  8. The exports of the electronics industry of Jalisco could surpass the record of 2008 (17,700 million dollars)

As Mexico has moved to high-value-added engineering productions, Guadalajara has become branded as the “Mexican Silicon Valley” and taken the lead in the electronic design, opening research and development centres for global, regional, and local business with complete product development.

Guadalajara (7 millions of people, 6.5% of the total population of Mexico), ranks in the top five in all thelargest foreign direct investment receivers of the Latin American locations in high-tech.

  1. The Aerospace industry in Guadalajara is one of the sectors with the fastest growth over the past five years
  2. The Guadalajara International Book Fair is the largest market in the World for Spanish language publications

Mexico Kaxan Group

Mexico Arion Guadalajara

Sources: Jalisco Gov.



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