Greater Nogales is situated near key markets with Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas and Southern California within an 8-hour radius and Salt Lake City, Denver, Houston and Dallas within 16 hours by highway. Guaymas and Hermosillo, Mexico are just 5 hours away by highway 15.
The area is positioned at the United States southern entry of the CANAMEX trade corridor connecting Western Canada with Mexico’s Pacific Coast and Mexico City. The location is ideal for businesses who collaborate with Mexico’s West Coast supply chain. Average manufacturing costs in Mexico are now almost 20 percent lower than in China.
The Mariposa Port of entry, a state of the art facility for the processing of both commercial and non-commercial traffic, is the principal connector between the US and Mexican federal highways systems on the Arizona-Sonora border.
Mexico’s highway 15 (MX-15) connects Mexico’s central and Pacific corridors with Arizona and Western United States. MX-15 connects Mexico City along with the states of Mexico, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Sinaloa and Sonora with the border at Nogales, Arizona. On the US side, the Mariposa port of entry is connected by Arizona State Route 189 (SR-189), a 4-mile connector to Interstate 19 (I-19).