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When people and politicians speak of commercial and financial development within Mexico City in the last ten years, the Santa Fe District is invariably the first name to pop up. Santa Fe is Mexico City’s newest urban area, fast emerging as a prime financial and commercial zone. As a controlled development with a master plan, which carefully regulates distribution of land use, Santa Fe represents the most modern corporate and residential zone in Mexico.

Since the Santa Fe Shopping Mall was opened in 1993, this sprawling zone of shops and offices in the western part of the city has managed to attract about 8 million people a year. It is considered Latin America’s largest shopping complex and it means to many Mexicans a hopeful symbol of modernization.

The mall is as diverse and integrated as any in the world, and its economic foundation is bolstered by heavy foreign and domestic investments. This mall offers an exclusive selection of high quality shops, an enormous fast food court, fine dining restaurants, departmental stores, 14 movie theaters, toy stores, banks, travel agencies, art dealerships, among others.

The Santa Fe district is a very safe area because of its superb location, which also enjoys much less pollution than the rest of the city. For all of these reasons, plans are in the works to expand its surface area by another 35,000 square meters.

Some of the firms who have invested in the Santa Fe District are:

  • 3 M de Mexico
  • Banamex
  • Black & Decker
  • Buena Vista Home Ent.
  • Caterpillar
  • Chase Manhattan
  • Citibank
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Cryovac
  • Danone
  • Disney Consumer Products
  • EDS
  • Federal Express
  • General Electric
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Iusacell / Bell Atlantic
  • Kraft Foods
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Mercedes Benz
  • Microsoft
  • Motorola
  • Mobil Oil
  • Pepsico
  • Philip Morris
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Rhone Poulenc
  • SAP
  • Silicon Graphics
  • Tupperware
  • Volvo

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