IRAPUATO, Gto.- By 2018, Guanajuato could double its 5 billion pesos (263.1 million USD) six year term investment goal proyected by the state government.
The governor of Guanajuato, Miguel Márquez Márquez, noted that during the first four years of his administration, the state has received a total of 9 billion pesos (473.6 million USD) in foreign direct investment, with the arrival of international companies that have created more than 47,000 new jobs.
From January to June of this year, a total of 47,000 new jobs have been generated in the state, resulting in an increase of more than 5% over the previous year. Besides, Marquez said that, according to the latest report of the IMSS, more than 181,000 jobs have been created in the last four years .
“These investments have allowed a better quality of life for thousands of families in Guanajuato.” The governor continued.
At the end of 2015, a 7.5% growth ranked Guanajuato as one of the most attractive states for foreign direct investment, and proof of that are the 15 new industrial parks.
The governor declared: “Despite the fact that Guanajuato has had profitability in its economy and industry sectors, the Bajio Airport is insufficient and needs to increase its capacity to at least double its operation, we also need to strengthen the railroad infrastructure. Guanajuato roads and highways are in good conditions though”.
Márquez Márquez highlighted that: “contrary to the situation that prevails in other states of Mexico, Guanajuato is first place in education employment, given the fact that 95% of our teachers are in the classrooms, fulfilling their duty to educate our children and young people”.