Politics of Sonora

Sonora spans over four physiographic provinces: Sierra Madre Occidental, Sierras and Valles Paralelos (or Llanuras del Norte), desert and the cost of the Gulf of California. Therefore, Sonora is strongly linked to the Pacific Basin that offers vast opportunities for economic development and sustainable advantage over its natural resources. The main economic activities of Sonora are cattle farming, mining, fishing and agriculture. Recently, the manufacturing and food industries have had a boom in the State. The most important cities for the State’s economy are: Hermosillo, Ciudad Obregón, Nogales, Guaymas, Navojoa, San Luis Río Colorado, Agua Prieta, Caborca and Puerto Peñasco. The most important cultural centers of Sonora are: Álamos, Arizpe, Ures, Magdalena de Kino, Hermosillo’s Historic Center and the towns surrounding the Sonora River. Outstanding among its production leadership are the largest automobile project in Latin America (Ford), first place in fishing nationwide, first place in orange exports, first place in the production of shrimp, first place in the production of grapes and first place in sardine fishing which represents 75% of the national production. Sonora offers its investors, in addition to an excellent location, a great availability of trained workforce, world-class infrastructure, strong links to research centers and a dynamic business environment. Source: Gobierno del Estado de Sonora

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