Monterrey is the Capital of the State of Nuevo Leon.
- Industrial Capital of Mexico
- Metropolitan Area Population is Over 9 million
As capital of the industrial state of Nuevo Leon and Mexico’s third largest city, Monterrey’s “heart beat” is important for Mexico’s economic development.
Monterrey’s traditions are centered on the cement, glass, steel and beer industries that flourished in this vibrant city. Its proximity to the border at Laredo, Texas offers an easy way for exports to US markets. Monterrey’s financial community and contribution drive the local manufacture of products and impact Mexico’s overall economy significantly.
Monterrey is situated in a mountain valley where a moderate, dry climate and hot springs have made it a popular resort. Founded in 1579, it was captured (1846) by U.S. forces during the Mexican War.