Tlaxcala To Encourage Industrial Development Via Route 136
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Tlaxcala To Encourage Industrial Development Via Route 136

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María José Goytia By María José Goytia | Journalist and Industry Analyst - Fri, 05/27/2022 - 13:18

Tlaxcala seeks to consolidate itself as a new attractive destination for industrial investment. During the first months of the newly inaugurated state government, MX$4.68 billion in private investments were raised. One of the state’s main bets is the industrial park development of Route 136.

"Our resilient macroeconomic stability and excellent human capital make us the best option for investment projects," said Javier Marroquín, Minister of Economic Development of Tlaxcala.

Owing to its excellent land connectivity, Tlaxcala is consolidating its position as a new logistics and manufacturing hub in the central and southeastern areas of the country. Competitive land prices, abundant access to water and energy, a good standard of living, availability of skilled labor as well as a safe and competitive business environment make Tlaxcala an attractive location.

The Route 136 Industrial Park, located in Huamantla along federal highway 136 Texcoco - Veracruz, consists of 75ha of land and intends to provide an attractive option for logistics companies that have a commercial relationship with Walmart, as it is located 3km from the new distribution center.

The new industrial park will likely be a hub for employment too, as it is located a few kilometers from Ciudad Modelo and Hacienda Soltepec. Here, it can offer a good quality of life to workers through the availability of housing, schools, shopping malls and health centers.

In recent years, Tlaxcala's development has been boosted by investments in manufacturing and distribution projects in both the state and Puebla. Highlights include the construction of the Audi manufacturing plant in San José Chiapa, Puebla, which began operations in 2016, and a new Walmart Distribution Center in Huamantla, Tlaxcala, which began construction at the end of 2021 with an investment of MX$3 billion (US$151.65 billion). With its new distribution center, Walmart wants to supply 240 stores in Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Mexico City, starting in 2024.

The new 600ha military hub of the Ministry of Defense (SEDENA), located in La Oriental, Puebla, is also a mere 20 kilometers from Route 136. Here, the Mexican army will manufacture uniforms and plastic injection molding projects.

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