Rated as the #1 city in which to do business in Latin America by Fortune Magazine, Monterrey has many attractions. Among the city’s features are:
- Modern telecommunications infrastructure
- A highly educated labor pool
- Direct flights to Dallas Houston Miami, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Chicago
- A stable social, political and working environment
Monterrey, the capital city of the state of Nuevo Leon, was founded in 1596 in a valley near the Sierra Madre Oriental, surrounded by the famous “Cerro de la Silla” (‘Saddle Hill,’ for its similar-looking shape).
This city is considered the industrial pole of Mexico, due in part to the presence of approximately 10,000 industries of different specialties that operate in the state: food production, beer, tobacco, glass, cement, steel, chemical products, equipment, and machinery, to name a few.
Nuevo Leon also stands out for its large commercial development, reflected in more than 25,000 businesses with diverse specialties established throughout the city.
Regarding high level education, Monterrey is the alma mater of the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), internationally renowned for the quality of its education techniques and the level of excellence of its graduates. The Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, the Universidad de Monterrey, and the Universidad Regiomontana, among other education institutions, place Monterrey as one of the most important education centers in Mexico.