I highly recommend that you download and read the Doing Business in Mexico 2007 report, released on November 15, 2006.
For anyone currently doing business in Mexico, or thinking about doing business in Mexico, this is a must read.
The World Bank Group has announced that “Doing business became easier in many Mexican states in 2005-2006, according to the new Doing Business in Mexico 2007 report, released today in Mexico City. The report finds that some states compare well with the best of the world, while others need much reform to become globally competitive.” – November 15, 2006
Quick results of the top ten Mexican states based upon the factors of; starting a business, registering property, obtaining credit, and enforcing a contract include:
- Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes (Easiest)
- Guanajuato, Celaya
- Nuevo Leon, Monterrey
- Sonora, Hermosillo
- Campeche, Campeche
- Zacatecas, Zacatecas
- Queretaro, Queretaro
- Michoacan, Morelia
- Sinaloa, Culiacan
- Mexico City (Most difficult)
A full listing of all the 31 Mexican states is available in the report.
Excerpt from the report: “If you were to open a new business in Mexico City, the start-up procedures would take 27 days on average, 8 days fewer than in Shanghai. If you decided to open a business in Guanajuato or Aguascalientes, you would have to wait 12 days—only one day longer than your competitor in Amsterdam. But if you needed to take a customer to court for a simple debt default in Guanajuato, resolving the dispute would take 304 days—far longer than the 217 days it takes in Dublin,1 but significantly shorter than in Baja California Sur where it takes 581 days. These examples illustrate two patterns. First, some Mexican states compare well with the best in the world. Second, many states need much reform to become globally competitive.”
Press release on Doing Business in Mexico 2007 (PDF, 75KB)
Doing Business in Mexico 2007 (PDF, 1.26MB)