Due to its safety and quality of life, Mérida was placed among the first seven places in the Urban Competitiveness Index (ICU) 2023. It is one of the most competitive cities with more than one million inhabitants, improving two positions compared to the previous edition. 2022 and classifying with a medium-high level of competitiveness, indicates a bulletin.
According to the measurement carried out by the Mexican Institute of Competitiveness (IMCO), in the Law section, for the fifth consecutive year, the Yucatecan capital was placed in first position and classified with a high level of competitiveness.
In the Society section, for the fourth consecutive year, the city was placed in first position and classified with a high level of competitiveness.
In the Government section, Mérida improved five positions compared to the previous edition, placing it in eighth place and classifying itself with a medium-high level of competitiveness.
This indicator reported that, in terms of the Environment, Mérida remained in 16th place for the second consecutive year among cities with more than one million inhabitants; in 17th place in the Political System section; in fifth place in International Opening, and the first 12 positions in the Labor Market section.
In Economy, the Yucatecan capital improved four positions compared to the previous edition, placing itself in sixth place and among the top 10 places in Infrastructure.
In the Innovation section, Mérida advanced one position compared to the previous edition, placing itself in ninth place and classifying itself with a medium-high level of competitiveness.
The Urban Competitiveness Index measures, through 10 sub-indices, the capacity of cities to generate, attract, and retain talent and investment that trigger the productivity and well-being of their inhabitants.
Mérida is located in the subset of 17 cities with more than one million inhabitants.
Yucatán ranked first in the nation with the lowest incidence of crime during July, with a rate of 104.44 crimes per 100 thousand inhabitants, a figure that represented a decrease of -1.9% in cases, going from 2,482 in 2022 to 2,436 in 2023, it is recalled.
That is, it has maintained its good security rates, registering a case rate more than nine times lower than that obtained at the national level, which was 976.29 crimes per 100 thousand inhabitants. In addition, it has become an ideal state to invest.