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March 23, 2009
Nearshoring in Sonora, Mexico

Speakers for this event:  
  • Martha Campa, Investment Promotion Director, Economic Development Council for Sonora  Learn More
  • Marcel Alvarez, Managing Director, Trento Industrial Parks of Sonora  Learn More
  • James Cummings, President, Mo-Mex Corporation  Learn More
  • Nearshoring in Sonora, Mexico

    Take a look into the great advantages that the State of Sonora offers for investment, from its excellent location to the industries already located and growing in the region, including medical, metal-mechanic, electronic, automotive and aerospace, among others.



    This webinar is part of a series on investing in Sonora

    For more information about Part 1 - On Demand Archive available
    August 12/08
    Investment Opportunities for the Automotive Industry in Sonora, Mexico
    For more information about Part 2 - On Demand Archive available
    November 4/08
    Sonora as One of the Largest Aerospace Clusters in Mexico
    Current page - Part 3
    March 23/09
    Nearshoring in Sonora, Mexico


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    Martha Campa, Investment Promotion Director, Economic Development Council for Sonora  

    Martha Campa has a Bachelors Degree in International Trade & Commerce and is presently Director of Foreign Investment Promotion of the Sonora Economic Development Council (EDCS), entity in charge of promoting the State of Sonora worldwide in order to attract foreign investment into Sonora’s economy, as well as stimulate the exports of Sonoran products and services. 

    For over five years Ms. Campa was representative to this Council in Los Angeles, California, as well as Director of Foreign Trade Promotion in Sonora.

    Furthermore, her experience and participation around the world in several trade missions, seminars, congresses and international trade fairs give her an integral background which enables her to broadly promote the State of Sonora.

      Marcel Alvarez, Managing Director, Trento Industrial Parks of Sonora  

    Marcel E. Alvarez has been involved in industry in Mexico since 1968.  A pioneer in Mexico’s plastics industry, he established and for 20 years managed Plasticos Panamericanos, S. A. de C. V., one of the largest container manufacturers in the Latin America.  He has participated in the maquiladora industry since 1985, holding managerial positions in:


    • American Industrial Parks, Inc.;
    • Juarez Industrial Parks, Inc. (Intermex);
    • Elamex, S. A. de C. V.; and
    • Trento Industrial Parks of Sonora

    Marcel has assisted over 40 companies, from the U. S., Canada and Europe, manufacturers of a wide range of products, to successfully establish manufacturing facilities in Mexico.  


    Marcel is currently the Managing Director of Trento Industrial Parks of Sonora, a real estate development corporation based in Cd. Obregon, Sonora, Mexico.    

      James Cummings, President, Mo-Mex Corporation  

    Since its founding in 1987, James P. Cummings has been President of Mo-Mex Corporation, St. Louis, Missouri.  Through its Mexican affiliate, Proinsa, Mo-Mex provides shelter plan services for maquiladoras in Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico.  Prior to 1987, Mr. Cummings was Director of Finance of Wisconsin Electric Power Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Senior Vice President Finance of Michigan Gas Utilities Company, Monroe, Michigan.  He holds AB and MBA degrees from St. Louis University.


    The Economic Development Council for Sonora provides investment promotion services for the manufacturing industry. The State of Sonora, Mexico helps companies interested in investing in Mexico through the process, from site selection to final establishment of the facility. See why Sonora is called “The State of Productivity”.


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