What was set to become the Especial Economic Zone of Yucatan EEZ, will be transformed into the Technology Wellbeing Pole (Polo Tecnológico del Bienestar), and we will look for the same incentives the federal government has granted the cities along the Mexico – U.S. border”, Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal announced on Tuesday May 7 when he took the protest to the new board of directors of the Southeast of the National Chamber of Electronic Industry and Information Technologies (Cámara Nacional de la Industria Electrónica y Tecnologías de la Información: Canieti).
Mauricio Vila said that next week he will meet with the Secretaries of Finance and Economy to specify the new legal status that this site will have. He explained they are working on the idea since January in anticipation to what finally happened, the cancellation of the EEZ.
“There is very good disposition from SHCP and Economy and for that reason we are certain that they will grant us the incentives required”, the governor declared. “Some people say hey… the governor has not come out to say what is going on with the Special Economic Zone… but the reality is that we have been working on different alternatives for quite some time.” Vila added.
Meanwhile, the leader of the Canieti Southeast region, Eduardo Alvarado Mújica, explained that they will work on four axis:
- Accelerated Design Development
- Internet of things
- Local suppliers of technological solutions
- Talent and organizational development
“Growth can only be supported with institutionalized companies and talent, promoting a corporate governance program for sustainable growth; facilitate and accelerate technology companies, chain and care programs”, Alvarado Mujica said.
He added that they will develop Yucatan as a national benchmark for artificial intelligence, encourage investment, deployment and telecommunications infrastructure, as well as digital inclusion in education, health, finance and social welfare.
On the issue of cybersecurity, the head of Canietti stated: “We celebrate our security conditions and we hope to continue this way, but in digital assets we can not close our eyes to cyber-attacks and cybercrime, which are a reality that takes place on a daily basis all over the world, with a high impact on world GDP, almost 1 percent” .
The Yucatan Times Newsroom