Before the relentless rise of China, Mexico was seen by fear-mongers as the land of lost jobs.  No more.  Today, in a global economy that is increasingly competitive, Mexico has taken on a surprising, new role, knight in shining armor, helping to secure the American manufacturing renaissance that is keeping new investment at home, and even bringing back manufacturing that was once lost to lower-cost competitors in Asia.  As wage and transportation costs for goods shipped from China have risen, the combination of Mexico’s relatively low cost structure and diverse workforce with the U.S. energy boom and strength in technology and innovation has given the North American continent renewed global competitiveness.

via Bridging the Border: The New Impact of Mexico is Mutual Competitiveness | Free Enterprise.