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Ciudad Obregon… The Young City  

A lifestyle that combines tradition and novelty with opportunities for economic growth
Located in the heart of the Yaqui Valley, Ciudad Obregon stands out for its modern urban design and the commodities offered by a mid-sized city. Ciudad Obregon is located just 150 miles from Hermosillo, the capital city of the state, and it serves as the agricultural heart of Sonora. It has all the services that modern tourists and business travelers demand, as well as the necessary infrastructure for the development of conferences, symposiums, meetings and all type of academic, business and entertainment events.

Highly Educated Population

  • Ciudad Obregon has 11 universities with around 16,000 students and 1,200 field experts and researchers
  • One of the highest literacy rates in Mexico
  • Excellent Quality of Life
  • Ciudad Obregon features among Mexico’s ten best cities to live in
  • Ciudad Obregon is ranked 7 in Cultural traditions
  • Advantages of contemporary life are combined to create an atmosphere of wellbeing, productivity, fun, and safety
  • High Human Development Index (.835)
  • GDP per Capita (2006) $16,000 USD
  • Local GDP growth rate 7.6%
  • Standard and Poor’s Credit Rate A
  • 98% of its Population is Economically Active