It's Better In La Provincia

Octavio Garcia unwraps a candy and looks out his office window at the rolling scrubland dotted with cacti. Since leaving Mexico City's corrosive air and workday stress, the plant manager at TRW Inc.'s new power-steering systems factory in Queretaro hasn't looked back. "I don't miss the big city," says Garcia, a Mexico City native. "I would be dead already if I lived there."

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