Aguascaliente’s Industrial Market

Aguascalientes forms part of the so-called Bajio Region, which also includes the states of Jalisco, San Luis Potosí, Guanajuato and Querétaro. An important industrial corridor has been developed throughout the Bajio, which now houses various national and international companies. The economic growth of the region is higher than national average.

Aguascalientes Competitive Advantages

The state of Aguascalientes has an area of approximately 5,600 square kilometers. It borders to the north, east and west with the State of Zacatecas; to the south and east with Jalisco.


Included among the most important industries in the state are agriculture, livestock, manufacturing, commerce and tourism, enabling a consistent increase in the economy. GDP with an annual growth of 4.9%, in 2nd place nationwide. Fitch Ratings Classification: BBB+. The World Bank classifies Aguascalientes as the best location in Mexico for doing business. (Doing Business 2016). The Quarterly Indicator of State Economic Activity (ITAEE) published by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (National Statistics and Geography Institute) (INEGI) shows an increase of 8.4%, 2nd place in the country, 1st place in the region.


  • The state of Aguascalientes is one of the safest states in the country.

  • State ranking 4th in the country for safety according to the Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económicos (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)

  • Checkpoints at the main entrances to the State (Point North at 8 km. from Agrosfera)

  • Single command judicial authority throughout the State

  • Reliability tests of 100% of police force elements


The principal crops in Aguascalientes are: alfalfa, corn for fodder, guava, grapes, garlic and lettuce. This production represents a value of approximately $2,500 million Pesos for the state of Aguascalientes.

  • 6 thousand hectares are used for vegetable production

  • 1st place nationwide in the production of alfalfa

  • 2nd place nationwide in the production of corn for fodder

  • 3rd place nationwide in the production of guava

  • 4th place nationwide in the production of lettuce, grapes

  • 5th place nationwide in cauliflower2 production


As of the first of January, 2018, there are 1,390,548 inhabitants in Aguascalientes, of whom 678,587 are men, i.e 48.8%, and 711,961 are women, i.e. 51.2%.


The state of Aguascalientes has skilled labor, easy to train and adapt to new technologies.

  • 73% of the population is under 34 years of age.

  • Economically-active population is 560,000 individuals at state level.

  • 13,000 people enter the labor market each year.

  • 7.4% of annual growth during October 2016, above the national increase of 4.1%.

  • 4th place nationwide and 2nd in the region in the growth of employment.


Fifty six percent (56%) of the Mexican foreign trade activities take place in the Bajio Region, coming within a 580 kilometer radius which includes Aguascalientes.


The estate of Aguascalientes has 44 academic institution of higher learning, having a total of approximately 50,000 students.

  • 2nd place at national level in reading skills.

  • 4th place at national level in math skills.

  • Aguascalientes has 10 English (bilingual) schools; together with 3 French (bilingual) schools and one Japanese (bilingual) school.

  • The municipality of Rincon de Romos, where the agro-park is located, is the seat of the Universidad Tecnológica del Norte de Aguascalientes (Northern Aguascalientes Technological Institute) (UTNA), which houses approximately 2,300 students. Eleven careers and branches of engineering are taught at the UTNA, together with 14 Higher Technical University (TSU) careers.


The Gabinete de Comunicación Estratégica (Strategic Communication Cabinet) (GCE) considers Aguascalientes as the third place in quality of life at national level. Such evaluation was performed by the GCE after considering all the cities of the country based on the following parameters: 1) Healthy coexistence environment. 2) Entertainment centers. 3) Museums and historic sites. 4) Natural beauty. 5) Clean air. 6) Mobility and transport. 7) Job offers. 8) Dwelling offers. 9) Security. 10) Best schools.


  • 9 general hospitals

  • 2 speciality hospitals

  • International services

  • Japanese clinic


  • 74% of the population own their homes.

  • Private residential areas with golf courses.


  • Electricity 99.4%

  • Drainage 99.1%

  • Potable water 98.1%


  • Symphony orchestra

  • Museums

  • Theaters

  • Cinemas

  • Shopping Centers

  • Sports clubs

  • Excellent hotel and restaurant infrastucture

  • San Marcos National Fair

  • “Calaveras” Cultural Festival