The Secretariat of
Economy (SE), through the National Institute of the Entrepreneur (INADEM), the
Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM), and Fomento
Económico Mexicano (FEMSA, all by its acronyms in Spanish) signed a
collaboration agreement for the update of the study of strategic sectors in
The firm was led by
Enrique Jacob Rocha, President of the INADEM; Alejandro Poiré, Dean of the
School of Government and Public Transformation of the ITESM, and Genaro
Borrego, Director General of Corporate Affairs of FEMSA.
The study that will
be updated was prepared by the ITESM in March 2013, and served as a basis for
guiding strategically, during that year and 2014, the supports for
entrepreneurs and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises that awarded the
Entrepreneur National Fund (FNE, in Spanish), in alignment with the Secretariat
for Industry and Commerce, the Mexican Association of Secretaries of Economic
Development (AMSDE) and the state and municipal governments.
The update, along
with the information generated by the 2014 Economic Census of the National
Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (INEGI), will allow to
review again jointly with the AMSDE, the state governments, the Secretariat of
Industry and Trade and the Unit of Economic productivity of the Secretariat of
Finance and Public Credit (SHCP, all acronyms in Spanish), the strategic
sectors to boost in each of the 32 states starting 2016.
The President of
INADEM stressed that one of the conditions for promoting the continued
promotion of competitiveness, the continued growth of the productivity and the
implementation of a national policy of economic development that promotes an
industrial development that includes sectorial and regional aspects, in
accordance with the Law to Promote the Sustained Increase of the Productivity
and Competitiveness of the National Economy, it is that the public policies
aimed to promote the economy have a successful focus on the most dynamic and
most promising activities in which our country has possibilities of
specialization and quality to compete in the world.
INADEM, we have achieved, since the start of the government of President
Enrique Peña Nieto, align the policy of support for entrepreneurs and Micro,
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises with the state and municipal governments in
the country to obtain greater economic impact in those sectors and regions that
correspond to their respective vocations and specializations", Enrique
mentioned that the agreement "is an initiative more of work by the ITESM,
particularly by its School of Government and Public Transformation, in order to
generate useful public goods for our country. From the perspective of the
ITESM, we aspire to contribute to the formation of an entrepreneurial spirit
with a human sense; all of our students and graduates should be in an
environment in which, being a university institution, we can get closer the
useful knowledge for the transformation".
He added that this
is an extraordinary opportunity on which the ITESM will donate half of the
funding for these activities of applied research, because what is going to
allow is to bring all the expertise of economists and political scientists who
are within the School of Government, at its Institute for Regional Development,
for the benefit of decision-makers, both from the public and private field, to
develop, in a better way, the strategic sectors in each of the institutions of
Genaro Borrego said
that "supporting this research through the alliance with the INADEM and
Monterrey Tech strengthens the analysis of the economic and social information
at a regional level, which is vital for the development of the potentials in
all states of our country (...) With this effort, FEMSA promotes the use of
economic opportunities there is in each entity to generate more enterprises,
more jobs and a better quality of life for all Mexicans".
The work that in
this first stage will perform the INADEM-ITESM-FEMSA partnership, will also
allow the identification of strategic opportunities that will be based not only
on the economic and social information, but they also have the support of
stakeholders, experts and business representatives of the main economic
activities in the states.
The study that will
conducted by the Institute for Regional Development of the School of Government
and Public Transformation of the ITESM will have 5 chapters:1. Identification of strategic sectors.
2. Analysis of the Energy Sector by State.
3. Prioritization of activities for higher impact on output and employment
4. Identification of the enterprises in strategic sectors with greater
impact on output and employment.
5. Definition of strategic projects.
The INADEM will
launch the necessary calls to the regional actors with the support of the
Secretariats of State Economic Development to maximize the business
participation in the study, and then will coordinate the meetings with the
state governments, the Under secretariat of Industry and Trade and the Unit of
Economic productivity of the SHCP to renew the strategic alignment in favor of
entrepreneurs and Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the country.
participation in this alliance, FEMSA renews the collaboration with the public
sector to the benefit of entrepreneurs and Micro, Small and Medium-sized
Enterprises in the country, contributing with 50% of the resources needed for
the making of the study.
At the signing
ceremony, they were also present, Amado Villarreal, Director of the Institute
for Regional Development of the School of Government and Public Transformation
of the ITESM; Alfredo Sánchez, Co-Chair of the Subcommittee on Innovation
Clusters of the Council Mexico-United States for Entrepreneurship and
Innovation (MUSEIC) and Alejandro González, General Coordinator of Strategic
Planning, Evaluation and Monitoring of the INADEM.