San Luis Rio Colorado is strategically located between four states: Sonora, Arizona, California and Baja California. Thanks to its location, San Luis Rio Colorado becomes attractive for importing and exporting commercial products.
Industry is important to the local economy because it generates 12,712 jobs, which represents 23 % of the occupied population. Commerce generates 25,280 jobs, which represents 46% of the employed population.
The geographical location of this city has made it an important point of border crossing for freight transportation to the large cities near by, such as San Diego and Los Angeles in California, Yuma, Tucson and Phoenix in Arizona and other states such as Nevada, Utah and Colorado.
San Luis Rio Colorado has 2 border ports of entry. One is located at the far west, currently in use for pedestrian, vehicular and commercial crossing, registering 2,897,251 people and 2,938,320 vehicles annually. The second port is located at the far east of the city; it is the new and modern border crossing of Mexico and the US. Its only use is for commercial vehicles, which register an investment in infrastructure and technology of $100,000,000 dollars between the two countries. This port will be adjacent to a modern industrial park and will be supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure offering the highest level of efficiency and productivity for both industrial and commercial use.
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