Entrepreneurs predict cross-border Cali-Baja mega-region will be new Silicon Valley
Too often conversation around the U.S.-Mexico border focuses on security and immigration, making what some see as a seam instead become a symbol of division. But businesses like 3D Robotics see the border as an advantage and an opportunity.
“If you want to build 10,000 of something a month and it’s the exact same product and it doesn’t change, that’s an easy thing to do in China,” said Tim McConnell, 3D Robotics’ director of engineering. But if you want to build only 100, make some changes and build 100 more, McConnell said, you’re better off “nearshoring” in Mexico.