“Despite the uncertainty that the Federal Government is generating with the cancellation of the Mexico City Texcoco Airport and other actions taken by the AMLO administration, Guanajuato expects to attract investment from 20 to 30 more companies this year,” said Mauricio Usabiaga Díaz Barriga, state secretary of Sustainable Economic Development.
The secretary said that there are even projects that consider to expand the Castro del Rio Industrial Park, located in Irapuato, which will increase its size by 50 hectares (123 acres).
“We are very hopeful that investments will continue to come to the state of Guanajuato,” he said.
Usabiaga reported that there talks not only with European and American companies, but with local businessmen too.
Regarding the actions taken by the federal administration, the state Secretary of Sustainable Economic Development mentioned that the federal government has made decisions that have not been good for the country, probably as part of the “learning curve” they are going through; but he emphasized that Guanajuato continues to have a strong trajectory, as well as other States of the Bajío region with which they have strategic alliances.
Regarding the PepsiCo company, which recently announced an investment of 109 million US dollars in the state of Guanajuato, Usabiaga said that its new plant in Celaya, will be fully operating in a couple of years.
San Miguel Times Newsroom