Silicon Valley Is Going to Mexico … for Talent

American tech firms are setting up research centers south of the border, targeting an affordable talent pool they’re increasingly unable to find at home.


Maria Fernanda Lopez had a paying job lined up even before she graduated in computer systems engineering from Mexico’s prestigious private Tec de Monterrey in Guadalajara — a city broadly considered the country’s Silicon Valley — two months ago. Then she applied for another one and got it.

“The salary and the amount of benefits that I have right now … I mean, it’s insane,” she says. Nearly all of her fellow students in a class of 23 already have jobs, reports.