Among the main achievements during the government of Rolando Zapata Bello is the establishment of the Special Economic Zone (ZEE) of Progreso, in Yucatan, the only one of its kind in the Mexican Republic, focused on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) , which will give the territory a completely renewed face and the opportunity to integrate and compete within the global economy.
The ZEE is expected to generate 33,000 jobs in the next 20 years and have 500 plants or facilities, which will contribute to increase the participation of the science and technology sectors in the state’s Gross Domestic Product from 4 to 28%, according to a statement.
The Especial Economic Zone is being settled in Progreso to take advantage of the excellent location of that port, which is the maritime gateway to the Yucatan Peninsula and it is intended to boost trade in the region significantly, at the same time that will increase the supply of human capital.
Besides, Yucatán offers a development that goes hand in hand with tourism and new technologies, all through the efforts made in the last six years to position the entity as an attractive tourism pole, as well as a benchmark of innovation in the country and the world.
This is complemented by the creation of clusters for the development of innovative projects based on disruptive sciences, where the Private Initiative, academia, civil society and enterprising youth become a single front to generate solutions according to the challenges of the future.
It has also supported entrepreneurship in all economic sectors with various strategies, incentives and quality infrastructure, so that the state keeps up with the markets and global trends.
In terms of tourism, the meetings and conventions segment was chosen with the construction of the Yucatan International Congress Center “Powered by Samsung”, with which the state became a spearhead in the area, providing an opportunity for the families of Yucatan to improve their economy and quality of life, and to extend its capacity to receive national and world conventions and events.
In this sense, the image of the tourist paradors, as well as of the Magical Towns of Izamal and Valladolid, archaeological zones and the Historic Center of Mérida was renewed to offer a unique experience thanks to the functionality and comfort of the facilities.
As part of a comprehensive modernization program, rehabilitation work was undertaken in 12 tourist paradors, which represent an area of opportunity for the development of the state in terms of tourism.
The tourist sites where the renovation works were carried out are:
- El Corchito
- Chichén Itzá
- Zací Artisan Market (Valladolid)
- Ek Balam
TYT Newsroom with information from eleconomista.com.mx