Mexico continues to defy economic expectations, marking its eighth consecutive quarter of growth. According to preliminary data released by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) on Monday, the Mexican economy expanded by 0.9 percent between July and September, exceeding earlier forecasts.
Coca-Cola Mexico is making a big investment of $133 million in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, to expand its production of dairy and juice products at their Jugos del Valle-Santa Clara plant. In partnership with the government of Jalisco, the expansion is expected to create around 350 in-house jobs and employ 1,200 contract employees.
Jalisco is rapidly becoming a hub for foreign companies as nearshoring and the Jalisco Tech Hub Act drive substantial investments. In the first nine months of 2023, Jalisco successfully secured 24 investment projects, with an additional 17 projects in the works.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced that the Interoceanic Railway of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec is on track to be inaugurated on December 22, 2023. This innovative railway aims to connect the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, offering an alternative route for international trade that could ease congestion at the Panama Canal.
For September 2023, the total number of terminal passengers at GAP’s 12 Mexican airports increased by 6.5%, compared to the same period in 2022. Tijuana, Guadalajara, and Los Cabos presented an increase in passenger traffic of 5.6%, 5.2%, and 2.7%, respectively, compared to September 2022.
Jalisco, Mexico, is leading the charge in sustainable tourism with its pioneering Biodiversity Integration in Tourism Sector Strategy (IBIOTURJAL). This comprehensive initiative, a collaboration between SECTURJAL and SEMADET, is setting a national precedent by prioritizing biodiversity preservation and responsible tourism practices.
Mexicana de Aviación, the resurrected Mexican airline, has officially launched its website, and has announced a lineup of destinations, including Puerto Vallarta. The airline's main operating hub will be the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA) in Mexico City, with operations set to commence on December 1st.
Archaeologists working on the construction of the Tren Maya Hotel in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico, have uncovered an ancient human burial site. The skeletal remains and funerary items within the tomb are believed to date back to the time when Palenque was known as Lakamha', a pre-Hispanic city.
Jalisco's Secretariat of Economic Development (Sedeco) is gearing up to announce an impressive influx of foreign investments, potentially totaling $1.6 billion. Roberto Arechederra, the head of Sedeco, revealed that this boost is expected to be announced between September and November.
Since the Jalisco Secretary of Transportation introduced the country’s first digital driver’s license last month, nearly 70,000 drivers have downloaded this official document onto their mobile phones. The digital version can be obtained via an app for iOS and Android devices and is just as valid as the physical license.