We enjoyed a great visit to the Mexico Consulate in downtown Seattle to discuss bilateral trade, foreign direct investment, tourism and workforce development with Héctor Iván Godoy Priske, Diana Oliveros and team. They operate out of the former Harvard Exit Theater, which was originally built in 1925, and is an iconic and beautiful building that serves our Mexican community well.
Our close ties with Mexico are invaluable to Greater Seattle and the State of Washington. We maintain sister city relationships with Cuautla, Boca del Rio, Morelia, and Jalisco, Mexico.
The current foreign-born population from Mexico living in Washington state is approximately 240,000 individuals with just over 90,000 living in Greater Seattle.
Greater Seattle is home to 16 Mexican firms, while the state of Washington has a total of 47.
Since 2018, Mexico has invested $142M in Washington, and in turn, Greater Seattle has invested $1.07B in Mexico.
Greater Seattle exports to Mexico were over $1B in 2021, and the primary driver of this trade was aircraft. Meanwhile, imports from Mexico were $103M and consisted mainly of industrial machinery and salt, sulfur, earth and stone, lime and cement plaster.
SeaTac provides family, friends and colleagues direct flights to Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Cancun.
We look forward to continuing to build upon our partnership!