The Cali Baja Bi-National Mega-Region is a globally unique bi-national location that offers the most COMPETITIVE business platform in North America, by leveraging complementary resources and capabilities, it offers “The Best of Both Worlds”.
Cali Baja is located in the Border region between California and Baja California, Mexico. It includes San Diego County, Imperial County and the State of Baja California in Mexico.
With a combined population of more than 7.1 million, Cali Baja boasts the largest concentration of population along the U.S-Mexico border and a dynamic labor force of 3.8 million.
Cali Baja provides access to the lucrative California and North American markets, is strategically located to access global markets in the Pacific Rim and is a gateway to the emerging Latin American markets.
San Diego and Imperial Valley, California have important cultural and economic ties with Baja California, Mexico. Over the years we have created companies and institutions that work together to harness the human, physical and financial capital.
The unique bi-national region has all the characteristics necessary to become a world-class center for integrated research and development, manufacturing, and procurement.
CaliBaja is committed to promoting industries that provide value to a wide range of business entities that form the megaregion.
Access to Highly Skilled Workforce
Companies doing business in Cali Baja have access to an ample and continues supply of new Talent, with more than 30 major universities – providing excellent preparation for a bi-lingual, bi-cultural and a globally-oriented workforce.
During 2016-2017, over 400,000 students were enrolled in regional universities (including nearly 50,000 in Tijuana, and more than 35,000 in Mexicali – just across from Imperial County).
Of these, over 42,000 students from both sides of the bi-national Mega-Region were enrolled in engineering majors.
In fact, during the 2016-2017 academic year, Cali Baja’s universities conferred more than four thousand undergraduate and graduate level engineering degrees – many of them in mechanical, electrical, computer science and industrial specializations from top engineering programs at UCSD, SDSU, CETYS Universidad, UABC, and others.
Advanced Manufacturing - The unique bi-national region supports diverse manufacturing opportunities in the following sectors including aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, consumer electronics, defense, medical devices, shipbuilding, and telecommunications.
Agribusiness - CaliBaja's unique bi-national region with diverse micro-climates provides an ideal location for a wide range of agricultural crops and livestock.
Applied Biotech - The Cali Baja Bi-National Mega-Region has more than 800 companies operating within the biotech industry. Encompassing the diverse life sciences sector, these companies include bio/pharma/medical devices.
Logistics - CaliBaja has the critical logistical resources -- companies, facilities, and infrastructure -- to support global supply chains that meet "just in time" manufacturing requirements. Businesses such as customs brokers, warehousing agents, freight forwarders and other advanced logistics providers form a critical link from CaliBaja to the world.
Tourism--The hospitality industry is one of the Mega Region’s most dynamic sectors because of the attractiveness for visitors from around the World. Cali Baja enjoys mild/warm climate and magnificent natural landscapes from the Beaches in the Pacific, to the Mountains and Deserts, to the Sea of Cortez. It offers a modern infrastructure of Hotels, Restaurants, and Entertainment, as well as state of the art Convention Centers.