Atlanta, Ga. based company Rheem held a groundbreaking ceremony of the new $40 million plant in Mexicali that is expected to provide job opportunities to over 1,000 workers.

The world-class company produces water heaters that have no impact to the environment, Baja California Governor Marina Avila said in the event.

The governor added in her speech that Rheem has put Mexico as a fundamental component in the North American supply chain.

Gov. Avila thanked the company representatives for keeping a permanent dialogue with the authorities and trusting the state for growth.

“Here we have innovators that had chosen Baja California to keep growing,” Gov. Avila said. “The state provides unbeatable conditions where more and better job and investment opportunities will come.”

Days ago, the Mexican Department of Economy and Innovation reported that during the first half of the year the state became home to $260.6 million in foreign investment.

In the mean time, Baja California expects to receive an additional $900 million in foreign investment in the coming months.

The state’s economy has recorded a 3.5 percent growth while becoming the fourth highest job creator in the country. However, most of those job opportunities are low-wage, previous reports say.

Job creation has become possible thanks to the state’s dynamics and the permanent collaboration between the authorities and entrepreneurs, Gov. Avila said. Also, the governor highlighted that the state provides legal certainty to companies where the rule of law is respected.

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