BROWNSVILLE, Texas – CODEM, otherwise known as the Matamoros Economic Development Committee, is a non-profit organization that promotes Matamoros, Tamaulipas, as the ideal site for manufacturing operations and investment.
The group also facilitates a soft landing for foreign companies starting up operations in Mexico.
Its president is Eduardo Garza, who has 42 years experience in the Maquila industry, 44 years in manufacturing and assembly plant start-ups, and 25 years as a consultant for foreign companies in Mexico.
Garza has hands-on experience assisting foreign companies in starting gap and managing manufacturing operations in Mexico, including project design, site selection, facilities acquisition or lease, selection of professional services, recruitment of first-level staff and introduction of foreigners to Mexican business laws, protocols and culture.
Garza was one of the keynote speakers at a recent SelectUSA event held in Brownsville. The event was co-sponsored by the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation. In his presentation, Garza gave an in-depth explanation on the legal framework in which maquiladoras operate.
Here is a video recording of his presentation:
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