Guadalajara On Target to Become the First “Smart City” in the Americas



Amid the violence now prominent in the state of Jalisco, Mexico, the beautiful city of Guadalajara is set to become the first “Smart City” in the Americas.

Mexico’s second-most-populous city, Guadalajara, is home to more than 100 software companies and manufacturers, including Foxconn, Intel, Jabil, Oracle, SCI Systems, and Tata. Known as the country’s Silicon Valley, the city is dotted with more than 20 corporate campuses.

And the area’s talent pool is young: The average age is 24. Guadalajara also has a strong education element: More than 20 universities offer engineering and IT courses.