Baja California’s medical industry grows
BAJA CALIFORNIA – The COVID-19 pandemic was a trigger for the medical device manufacturing industry to upgrade and expand its capabilities to meet the high demand for its products.
Mario Escobedo Carignan, head of the Ministry of Sustainable Economy and Tourism (SEST), informed that between January and May of this year, 10,768 new jobs were created in Baja California, and the medical industry stands out as one of the main generators.
In addition to the formal vacancies, the official highlighted that an important advance in companies in this line of business is that sterilization processes are now available in one company in Mexicali and another in Tijuana, a procedure that was not available locally and had to be done in other countries.
The state official also pointed out that in the first five months of the year there was foreign investment of US$510 billion, mostly in the medical industry, which currently generates up to 80 thousand jobs.
Escobedo Carignan said that in the coming months more companies of this type will arrive in the state.
Source: La Voz de la Frontera