Tijuana, Baja California — The American company Amazon is building a new plant in Tijuana, Baja California, where they hope to begin operating later this month. The new 32,000-square-meter facility is an Amazon Distribution Center.
Once complete, it will be the second in northern Mexico and the ninth in the country.
In a statement, Tijuana mayor Karla Patricia Ruiz Macfarland said “as part of the actions promoted to attract investment to our city, the municipal government, through Sedeti, supported the management of procedures to finalize the opening of this important company, which will contribute to the economic reactivation and well-being of the families.”
The company’s latest distribution centre will come in at a cost of around $21 million USD and, when finished, created 250 new jobs.
The new centre will allow the company same-day shipping to the cities of Mexicali, Tecate, Ensenada and Playas de Rosarito and, in time, may generate more than the 250 projected jobs with the increase of operations.