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Jalisco goes for high-tech investment

Karla Salinas | 20.02.2015

The Municipal Government of Zapopan, in Jalisco, is betting on high-tech and innovation investments, which will give a positive turn to the region’s capital intake.

The Municipal Government of Zapopan, in Jalisco, is betting on high-tech and innovation investments, which will give a positive turn to the region’s capital intake.

By 2014, 38% of the US$1.5 billion were used in the construction industry. The remaining funds were distributed among the sectors of IT, food industry, commerce and services.

According to Ian Paul Otero, Director of the Center for Economic Promotion and Tourism of Zapopan, there is a reach out for high-tech and creative industries investments, to bring more better-paid employments, and increase long-term sustainability.

On the other hand, while only 1% of 2013 investment came from foreign funds, by 2014, FDI went up to 9%.

Mr. Otero commented that the regulatory improvements rendered by the agreement signed with the OECD have been a determining factor to achieve this.

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