2013, the year for foreign investment record in Mexico
2013 seems to be not only the year for tourist growth in Mexico, but also for foreign investment; recent articles and polls have shown that Mexico is a country in America Latina most preferred for foreign investors even over countries such as Brazil, the automotive sector is reaching higher number of profitability in the country and attracting even more attention, and countries such as China have manifested their interest in Mexico, cementing the believe that with the current pace of foreign investment in Mexico, this year could reach a high record in this area and reach 35 billion dollars total worth of this activity, as said president Enrique Pena Nieto.
During a tour of Nuevo Leon, the president stated that “building confidence is growing inside Mexico, and also it is generating greater confidence to the world. If we keep this pace of growth and investments coming, from now on we anticipate that 2013 will be the year the country gets more foreign direct investment of over 35 or 40 billion dollars, the highest in recent history of our country. ”
Tourism is of great importance for any nation, since it is a strategic tool to create jobs as have manifested the head of the Tourism Ministry, Claudia Ruiz Massieu, during the Workshop on Diagnostics Competitiveness Agendas Tourism Destinations saying that “The strengthening of tourism is fundamental as a strategic tool to generate wealth and employment in the various regions of the country”.
Ruiz Massieu considered that to achieve this goal it is necessary to build, from a local perspective, a national policy on the matter: “We have a roadmap for the next few years, with the aim of generating a more substantial growth than what the tourism sector already means to the national economy, which is 8.4% of GDP and the generation of more than six million jobs, ” she said.
Facing tourism secretaries and officials of the states as well as representatives of the National Polytechnic Institute, CIDE, at the Tecnologico de Monterrey as well as other institutions of higher education in the states, the Secretary of Tourism explained that “the goal of the workshop is to build, together, the competitiveness agenda for the national tourism sector as envisaged by President Enrique Pena Nieto, last February”.
The Secretary of Tourism Ministry also stated that competitiveness in the tourism sector has to do with improving the chances of this activity in the global market that is increasingly competitive.
But this competitiveness is also related with improving the national market, be more productive, have a better use of resources and higher quality services as well as having coordination and operation schemes that are more accurate, efficient and, above all, with innovation, she said.