Guadalajara: The Mexican “Silicon Valley”

Recently, Guadalajara hosted Talent Land (the largest technology fair in the country), which brought around 30,000 people to Expo Guadalajara and served as a meeting space for companies in the sector and young talents. Corporations at the event included Google, Adobe, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft. Some of them already have operations in Guadalajara and are part of the innovation ecosystem that characterizes the city and has earned it the nickname the Mexican “Silicon Valley.”

According to data from the government of Jalisco, there are at least 15 large technology corporations and about 1,200 startups in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Zone. On the other hand, the Secretaría de Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología (Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology) has reported that in just four years, the number of national and international entrepreneurs in this area went from 450 to 6,200.

Efforts recently made by state authorities to promote this development include business trips to California to close investment commitments of around $200,000,000 USD, which will generate at least 5,000 new jobs.

“Technology is the only alternative to transform our world and environment. We decided to bring this event to Jalisco because it is the land of talent, innovation and development, and we are looking to generate new opportunities and spaces to continue growing.” —Aristóteles Sandoval, governor of Jalisco.

 Guadalajara: The Mexican “Silicon Valley”