As part of the trade mission carried out by Washington, DC, United States, Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal met with executives of the Amazon technological services firm, with whom agreed to continue strengthening the presence of the world-class company in the entity with more investments and jobs for Yucatecans.
The above during a visit to Amazon’s “Visitor Landing” in Arlington, Virginia, which makes Vila Dosal the first national official to be in this new interactive space for visitors to the company’s second corporate headquarters.
There, he held a meeting with the directors of Public Policies of the Americas, Arrow Augerot, and of Public Policies for Latin America, Reuben Smith-Vaughan, with whom he agreed on the vision of generating more well-paid jobs in the state, in issues related to the development of technologies, such as Amazon Web Services and Alexa.
In that sense, the Governor ratified his Government’s willingness to continue working hand in hand with Amazon, since it is a determining factor in promoting more investments from the global technology giant in Yucatan.
At the meeting, which was also attended by Nate Giordano, the firm’s Public Policy Manager, Vila Dosal highlighted his administration’s commitment to training and developing more and more technological skills in Yucatan students to continue strengthening human capital.
In this framework, they also talked about the firm’s investments in Yucatán, such as the shipping center and the delivery station where hundreds of people are currently working directly, to which other jobs are added for the service area. to the client, who carry out virtual work and the support given to artisans and indigenous populations in the state, since opportunities are being generated within the state and indigenous Mayan peoples.
As part of his work day, the Governor went to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to present what is being done in Yucatán in economic, energy and ecological matters, which is contributing to We are going through an unprecedented time and we are becoming an ideal place to invest.
Vila Dosal was with Christopher Hernández-Roy, Deputy Director, as well as Rubi Bledsoe, Program Coordinator, to whom he explained the competitive advantages that the entity has, as well as the infrastructure projects that are boosting its competitiveness.
He highlighted works such as the expansion of the high port; the manufacturing, the construction of two combined cycle energy plants, the Mayan Train and the Transisthmian, as well as the commitment that is being made in the creation of new university careers based on technology and innovation.
In this way, an important relationship is built with this Institute to develop skills with universities in the United States and generate training and training that allows the state to be more competitive for the semiconductor industry and the education of the future.
Likewise, the Governor held a meeting with Congressman Henry Cuéllar, representative of the city of Laredo, Texas in the United States House of Representatives, with whom he spoke about Yucatán’s capabilities to attract investments and the great moment we are experiencing in nearshoring.
At the meeting, Vila Dosal and the US legislator endorsed bilateral work on issues related to said investment attraction phenomenon and the improvement of customs practices to obtain greater competitiveness between the state of Texas and Yucatán, which would be reflected in important benefits. based on the Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Likewise, a working table was set up to seek more benefits for both member states of the TMEC, in the presence of Index United States officials, David Zabludovsky and Laura Durán.
Congressman Henry Cuéllar and his team reiterated their openness to continue working together to promote initiatives that benefit both demarcations.
Likewise, the Governor met with the director of the United States Development and Exchange Agency (USTDA), Enoh T. Ebong, the manager of Latam and the Caribbean, Anna M. Coby and the senior manager of LATAM and the Caribbean, Keith M. Eischeid, to talk about the fight against climate change and the progress that Yucatán has made in the field.
During the meeting, the transversal climate agenda that addresses the state’s carbon neutrality commitments was presented, as well as the mobility projects with which the state is being transformed, such as the Va y Ven transportation system and the Ie-Tram. , the first 100% electric route and the only one of its kind in Latin America.
Before the head of the Ministry of Economic Development and Labor (Sefoet), Ernesto Herrera Novelo, they spoke about the possibility of extending collaboration on health issues and technological connectivity.
Finally, the Governor visited the offices of the Organization of American States (OAS), where he had the opportunity to speak with director Jesús Schucry and his work team on the issues of human development, education and employment.
Vila Dosal highlighted the agreements with 6 universities in Canada and 4 in the United States for the exchange of Yucatecan students, as well as the incentives offered to women who wish to study engineering careers and the Violet Distinction, which is awarded to Yucatecan companies and Universities. to promote gender equality practices and the eradication of violence against women.
At that meeting, it was agreed to work together to sign more agreements with universities allied to the OAS and include Yucatecan universities, in addition to sharing experiences with the Violet Distinction and other state programs.