When you choose Mexico for nearshore outsourcing, you have the opportunity to work with a partner that’s close enough to reach in a day’s flight or even drive. Proximity and similar time zones allows real-time collaboration. Developers in Mexico are experienced with the latest technologies and rates are low enough to be competitive with India.
Mexico is full of highly-experienced and educated software developers that offer cost-effective rates.
English proficiency is low within the general Spanish-speaking population of Mexico, but widely spoken by most white-collar Mexican business professionals including IT professionals and engineers.
Mexico has the second largest economy in Latin America and is largely driven by exports such as oil, silver, fruits, coffee and cotton. The country’s largest trade partners are the United States, China, and Japan. Since the implementation of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994, trade has tripled to the US and Canada. The country offers a stable economy and the Mexican government has invested in initiatives to bring US-based companies into the country, as well as outsourcing vendors.
Concerns regarding outsourcing to Mexico are sometimes related to travel and violence, especially at the border. While you need to be aware of violence when traveling to Mexico, what’s reported in the media affects only a very small percentage of the Mexican populace. Despite the concerns, Mexico is stable in terms of its political status. Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto has pushed groundbreaking reforms like closing corporate tax loopholes and liberalizing the telecom industry.