- In a difficult global environment, our country has economic stability and productive dynamism; the government will continue to work to ensure conditions of stability and certainty to foster a favorable business environment, he said.
- The president inaugurated CONCAMIN’s Annual Meeting of Industrialists.
- He thanked this industrial organization for its support of the government’s reform agenda.
- Building a country of laws and institutions is a cause that involves us all; it is a collective mission in which everyone does their part. All political, economic and social actors share the responsibility of supporting and strengthening the country’s major institutions, he declared.
President Enrique Peña Nieto said today that, according to figures from the Mexican Social Security Institute, “In September, over 160,000 new formal jobs were registered in our country,” meaning that this administration has achieved a record figure for job creation: 2,330,000”.
This, he added, “Exceeds the number of jobs created during the whole of the previous administration, and during this period in any other administration”.
He explained that in a difficult global environment, “Our country has economic stability and productive dynamism,” adding that the government, “Will continue to work to ensure conditions of stability and certainty that foster a favorable business environment”.
During his inauguration of the 2016 Annual Meeting of Industrialists of the Mexican Confederation of Industrial Chambers (CONCAMIN), the president cited other four indicators that show, “What we have done for the development and prosperity of Mexico, and which issues demand more attention and further consolidation of the government’s efforts.”
FIRST: He explained that Mexico has moved up six places in the Global Competitiveness Index compiled by the World Economic Forum, from 57th to 51st place of the 140 countries evaluated. It is perhaps, “The country that has advanced the most in the steps taken to boost competitiveness,” he said.
He added that this, “Is an indicator that shows the strengths Mexico has today, where progress has been made, the recognition given to the reforms and structural changes that have enabled us to be more competitive, while showing the areas of opportunity and care we should have as a country to continue advancing as regards this important indicator”.
He noted that one point that requires attention is, “Strengthening institutions and respect for the rule of law,” in which he coincided with the CONCAMIN leaders, with whom he shared, “what a new wave of transformations and changes should mean for the strengthening of our institutions, and the full observance of the rule of law”.
SECOND: He stressed that so far this Administration, up to June of this year, there has been an unprecedented amount of foreign investment in the country: “$120 billion USD, the highest amount for a similar period in any other administration”. He highlighted the investments made by companies such as CISCO, Coca-Cola, Audi and Nestlé, among others.
THIRD: He mentioned that, “From January to September, more than 1,100,000 new vehicles were sold, the greatest number sold on the domestic market since 1988”.
FOURTH: He said that according to the latest data from INEGI (National Institute of Statistics and Geography), “Retail sales grew by an annual rate of 8.7 per cent in July. This is the biggest increase for a similar month since 2009”.
The president thanked CONCAMIN for its support of the transformation agenda the government has been promoting.
“This process of change has involved major challenges for the country and the business sector has assumed this responsibility with great commitment,” he said.
He recalled that CONCAMIN's vision and proposals are the core of this government’s industrial policy and that a year ago, “We launched the grand alliance for a new generation industrial policy”.
President Peña Nieto said that building a country of laws and institutions is a cause that involves us all; it is a collective mission in which everyone does their part.
“All the political, economic and social actors share the responsibility of supporting and strengthening the country’s major institutions,” he declared.
He acknowledged, “The expressions of various business and social organizations that have expressed their solidarity with our armed forces, particularly following the recent events in the state of Sinaloa, where a group of soldiers were ambushed”.
“It is clear that our Armed Forces will remain the guarantors of the peace and tranquility of Mexican society,” he said.
At the event, the president conferred the CONCAMIN award on Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, CEO of Cinépolis and Deputy Permanent Representative of Mexico to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
He also presented an award to Carlos Álvarez del Castillo, managing editor of El Informador newspaper, to mark the 100 years of its publication.
THE GRAND ALLIANCE FOR A NEW GENERATION INDUSTRIAL POLICY IS ADVANCING FIRMLY; IT IS A COORDINATED ACTION WITH THE AIM OF ACHIEVING GREATER DEVELOPMENT FOR OUR COUNTRY: CONCAMIN
Manuel Herrera Vega, President of CONCAMIN, said that, “Today, the Energy, Financial, Telecommunications and Education reforms, among others, are a reality that lays the foundation for hastening our country’s development and increasing its competitiveness”.
He said that, “Today, the grand Alliance for a new-generation industrial policy is advancing steadily and constitutes a coordinated action between the private sector, government, academia and society for a common goal: achieving greater development for our country”. He said that industrialists reaffirm their commitment to Mexico, through this, “Clear, very ambitious but achievable strategy, with long-term vision yet immediate benefits”.
He said, “We have many challenges as an industry and as a society, each of which we assume with bravery and fearlessness. The cohesion factor of the virtuous circle generated by industry is undoubtedly confidence, the confidence of those who invest to create value, who provide talent for this value chain and lastly of those who use the result of the work done”.
G From CONCAMIN, Herrera Vega called, “For the unity of Mexicans, based on confidence in ourselves, confidence in institutions, citizens, entrepreneurs and teachers,” and noted that “Industrialists believe in Mexico, so let’s believe in Mexico”.
IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS, WE HAVE EXPERIENCED THE PERIOD WITH THE GREATEST STRUCTURAL REFORMS OF RECENT DECADES; THEY HAVE PLACED OUR COUNTRY ON AN EVEN MORE PROFOUND ROUTE TO ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION: RAMÍREZ MAGAÑA
Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, CEO of Cinépolis and recipient of the CONCAMIN Award said that in the past four years, “We have experienced the period of the greatest structural reforms in recent decades,” which has, “Placed our country on an even more profound route to economic transformation”. All these changes, he said, “represent very important steps in the right direction.”
He said that we certainly have many challenges to resolve and that, from time to time, you have to look back to see how much you have advanced.
He said that, “Our country has advanced a great deal in the past 25 years, but it is easy to lose sight of the progress made”.
Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, he said: “Our greatness lies not so much in our ability to transform the world as in our ability to transform ourselves”.
“Become the change you wish to see in the world,” he said, adding that he is fully convinced that, “If we all focus on transforming ourselves into exemplary citizens, entrepreneurs and government employees, we will achieve the transformation we crave for our beloved Mexico”.
THE BEST SOCIAL POLICY IS JOB CREATION; BEHIND EACH JOB COMES WELL-BEING: GOVERNOR OF JALISCO
Governor of Jalisco Jorge Sandoval Aristóteles said that the best social policy is job creation, because behind every job comes well-being and a family that has better income, better lives, and can achieve happiness. And that's the bet; to work together to be happy.”
He noted that in challenges, by being united, Mexicans can show the country’s competitive advantages, whereby it can outperform any other country in the world, which is why the world is now turning to look at our country.
It's looking to see why we make planes. Why aviation in our country is growing. Why the world’s most advanced centers in the automotive, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries are being installed here, promoting, through robotics and mechatronics, our young entrepreneurs, and consolidating an entrepreneurial system that is creating more and better jobs,” he said.