During the first quarter of 2019, the Special Economic Zone (ZEE) of Progreso will detonate local suppliers with the implementation of infrastructure works and the arrival of the first anchor company for the area, which until now is the only one that has been authorized to carry out research and technological development activities.
In September the Federal Government will reveal the name of the first anchor company that will be installed in the SEZ, whose initial investment contemplates 95 million US dollars and in which Yucatecan entrepreneurs will be able to participate.
The Secretary of Economic Development (Sefoe), Ernesto Herrera Novelo, said that it is important to link the Progreso SEZ with the growth of economic activity that Yucatan is currently experiencing , and join the supply chain in infrastructure for that area.
“We want to clear the concerns of the local commercial, industrial and export sectors about how they can become suppliers of these large industries which are being established, and join the wave of benefits they will bring.
Very important incentives are coming for those who will be working in information and communication technologies (ICT), and innovation, which is precisely the niche of the Progreso SEZ” he said.
The Progreso SEZ will be linked to the ICT industry in design and production of hardware and software, services, infrastructure, information and digital businesses.
Meanwhile, the leader of the National Chamber of the Industry of Transformation (Canacintra), Juan Manuel Ponce Diaz, said that the announcement he will make in September 2018 will allow more local companies to invest towards the information technology sector.
“We have been communicating to all Yucatecan entrepreneurs the benefits and rewards that the Special Economic Zone will bring, how we can direct our business towards the technological industries, and provide companies with the opportunity to invest in these areas” Ponce Diaz concluded.
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