Renewable Manufacturing Hub in Baja California
There are plans by the Silicon Border industrial park, a high tech manufacturing area, and Jones Lang LaSalle, a commercial real estate services company, to open up a manufacturing hub close to the Mexican border in Baja California for solar panels and wind panel equipment. This dedication to creating a hub for renewable energy parts is an important step for both the United States and Mexico in terms of moving towards a sustainable green economy. This shift will occur with a stronger reliance on renewable resources and natural resources in Mexico and the United States.
President of the Silicon Border industrial park Daniel Hill and another environmentally conscious company, Baja Sun Energy, stated, “Most people feel the economy in the US is picking up. Everybody that you talk to sees the green sprouts of growth coming back.” Hill described how Baja California seemed like a suitable place for the manufacturing venture because of its vital location and the economic relationship between the United States and Mexico.
The sustainable manufacturing park center is “like a sustainable city”, said Hill. He went to state, “It’s designed and built to be eco-friendly.” With the appearance of the Silicon Border industrial park project, Baja California is expected to turn more towards developing their use of natural resources in Mexico by the creation of thousands of wind turbines in the area.