Aiming to achieve leadership regarding quality growth regionally and promote productivity, development and social peace, the Central – Bajio Alliance was presented, integrated by the states of Queretaro, Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes and Jalisco.
In this fourth meeting, participating States governors, Francisco Dominguez Servien, Diego Sinhue Rodriguez Vallejo, Juan Manuel Carreras Lopez, Martin Orozco Sandoval and Enrique Alfaro Ramirez explained that this alliance will generate work and collaboration opportunities, which they hope are replicated in other parts of the country.
At the meeting was announced that Jalisco will also be part of the worktables to elaborate the strategic agenda of the Central – West Alliance.
Until now, the Alliance strategy seeks positioning the area as the most competitive in Latin America, be a logistics center in the country and give rise to human development and social wellness, said Eduardo Sojo Garza, general director of the National Laboratory of Public Polices from the Center for Research and Economic Teaching (CIDE, by its Spanish initials.)
For that, they will seek to create a Technical Secretary through which will be coordinated projects of Regional Development, a Trust of Regional Development and a Regional Development Agency.
Likewise, he announced that Bajio economy reports an annual growth of 4.9 % and has positioned positively internationally, as right now it concentrates 18 % of a total of foreign direct investment in the country and 15 % of exports, despite it concentrates only 10 % of the population.
This project emerged as of the agreement of San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato, signed in November 2018, and today the state of Jalisco integrates, what represents more than 20.45 million Mexicans that generate a Gross Domestic Product of 90 million dollars and a 4.5 % growth is anticipated, said the governor of the state of Queretaro, Francisco Dominguez Servien.
Governors confirmed their commitment to work a common agenda and generate a regional vision in economic matters where the five States can complement and continue their existing commercial exchange.
Finally the Project was presented to businessmen of the area Hacienda de Viborillas, in the municipality of Colon. The event was also by the secretaries of Sustainable Development in Queretaro, Marco del Prete Tercero; of Sustainable Economic Development of Guanajuato, Mauricio Usabiaga Diaz Barriaga; of Economic Development of Aguascalientes, Luis Ricardo Martinez Castaneda, and of San Luis Potosi, Gustavo Puente Orozco.
REGION THAT CONTINUES GROWING
Currently, the Centro – Bajio region includes the states of Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Queretaro and San Luis Potosi, which concentrates 10 % of the country’s population, according to data of the National Population Council 2018.
Up to 2017 generated 10.3 % of the non-oil Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the entire country, only exceeded by Mexico City. Likewise, it occupied second place in the annual average economic growth during the period 2010-2017 with 4.8 percent.
The Central Bajio is very attractive for investments and that has allowed the settling of different clusters. The ones with highest gross production are the automotive, food elaboration and processing, gas and oil production and transportation, as well as chemical products, plastics, footwear, paper and packaging, distribution and electronic commerce and logistics.
With these data, the Bajio West Alliance, that recently incorporates the state of Jalisco, elaborated an agenda to face the lack of long term planning with citizenship participation, prioritizing problematic that have to do with lack of strategy in regional environmental sustainability matters, high economic and legal dependency of Federal Government, and insufficient educational formation.
For that, he proposes as strategies to position the region globally as one of the most attractive ones, potentiate human development and social wellness and make education, science, technology and innovation a support for development.
From there is sought to achieve the highest competitiveness in Latin America, be de country’s logistics center, consolidate the Rule of Law and guarantee safety, as well as strengthen federalism through regional development. Finally, he projects guaranteeing energy availability for regional development and assure development with environmental sustainability.