Published On: Tue, Aug 9th, 2016

2.6 billion USD, foreign direct investment in Querétaro during 2016

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Querétaro’s Minister of Sustainable Development (Secretario de Desarrollo Sustentable: SEDESU), Marco Antonio Del Prete Tercero reported that at least 50 billion pesos (2.6 billion USD) have been invested  to develop 40 different business projects across the state of Querétaro during 2016.

Del Petre mentioned that in the first ten months of the current administration, 20 new business projects have established in Querétaro and eight more investors have declared to be interested in our state.

“We have been working in recent months in order to have 28 new companies settling down in Querétaro. Therefore, we will reach a total of 40 new major business projects in the state this year” said Del Petre Tercero.

According to Minister of Sustainable Development, these investments are mainly in industrial activity, automotive, aerospace and food sectors; as well as financial services, where there are two projects under negotiation, and supply industries, especially in BPO companies.

The origin of the firms seeking to establish operations in Querétaro is diverse, mainly from the United States, some from Europe and some from Japan.


Esau Magallanes Alonso (Photo:

Meanwhile, Esau Magallanes Alonso, President of the National Chamber of Industry (Canacintra) in Querétaro, considered that the second half of 2016 will be favorable for attracting more industry, since Querétaro provides human conditions, job security and stability for domestic and foreign companies to invest.

Magallanes commented that the National Chamber of Industry is currently working on a program to develop the local suppliers, as well as other actions to substitute importations.

He said: “it is possible to insert the local firms in new projects within the state, in order for them to supply international companies.”

About the coming business trip to Japan and Canada planned by the state government, Magallanes said: “We are exploring the possibility of generating more business opportunities during these trips.”

“Besides, we will bring new investments to Querétaro, and foreign industries will have a better perception of our state ” Magallanes concluded.




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