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The Effect of Maquiladoras on the Mexican Economy

Learn more about maquiladoras, foreign-owned factories in Mexico where local workers assemble imported parts into products for export.

Mexican production facilities known as maquiladoras have become a regular feature on the Mexican business landscape, particularly in the northern Mexico-Texas border towns. Learn more about how these mainly US-run production facilities have transformed the Mexican economy, employing almost one million local workers. Explore how products are assembled for major global multinational firms and then shipped for sale to the United States and Canada.