The automotive industry is so important in Mexico that the country’s first automotive university is set to be constructed in Queretaro, a major city located two and a half hours north of Mexico City. Mr. Jose Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa, Queretaro’s current governor, announced that the new academic project is 70% complete, and that such facility hopes to begin operating in September of this year. The university will have the capacity to host 1,000 students. It will be located on an approximate one acre site and will have eight laboratories and 16 classrooms. According to Governor Calzada Rovirosa, in September the new automotive university plans to open with an inaugural class of between 30 and 50 students during its first phase, at a cost of 30 million pesos (approximately 2.5 million dollars). He also stated that the new university will launch an information campaign directed at young students who are interested in the automotive industry, which will include the various academic disciplines and programs currently demanded in the labor market. The Automotive University of Queretaro is being constructed in the municipality of El Marques, which neighbors the city of Queretaro. The law firm of Cacheaux, Cavazos & Newton, which produces this publication, has had an office in the city of Queretaro for many years, in a city that will continue to be important for the automotive industry and the creation of new business resulting from this new academic center.