Miller Hull

The New U.S. Consulate Campus in Guadalajara, Mexico

Source: Department of State, Overseas Buildings Operations

6-20-2024 | News

The United States and Mexico have a consequential bilateral relationship, directly impacting the everyday lives of millions of U.S. and Mexican citizens, whether through trade, joint security, or tourism. Within similar timeframes, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations has undertaken five major builds across Mexico: four new consulate facilities in Hermosillo, Guadalajara, Merida, and Nogales, and a new embassy in Mexico City. Among the Mission Mexico new facilities, the new consulate complex in Guadalajara is an important physical representation of the long-term commitment to the U.S.- Mexico relationship and a permanent presence.

Since 1881, the United States Government has maintained representation in Guadalajara, initially through a Consular Agency, which evolved into a Consulate General in 1960. Situated in the heart of Jalisco, Guadalajara serves as the geographic epicenter of a region that draws a variety of tourists throughout the year: from beach enthusiasts flocking to the shores of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, to culture aficionados exploring the capital city’s vibrant streets, and adventure seekers setting out to explore Lake Chapala and the charming towns of Tequila and Ajijic. Guadalajara and its environs continue to provide an exciting vision for Mexico’s future: a strong regional partner with robust cultural and interpersonal ties presenting extensive opportunities for U.S. investment.

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