Queretaro, Qro. During the advance of 2022 the entity has captured at least 27 private investment projects, according to records of the Secretariat of Sustainable Development (Sedesu).
Among the completed projects are the five confirmed investments in the tour of Europe undertaken by public servants and local businessmen last week, informed the head of Sedesu, Marco Antonio Del Prete Tercero.
Of these five plans, four amount to 3,500 million pesos, while the amount of one of the projects is kept secret, due to competitive conditions in the market; These are two new investments and three expansions that in total will generate 1,800 direct jobs.
After the tour, the efforts of two projects that became known during the trip and for which Querétaro competes with other states of the national territory and even with other countries, also continue; only one of them would imply the creation of 1,000 jobs.
“We bring the task of two investment projects, I cannot mention the names of the companies, but we will be competing with other states and surely with other countries to attract them,” said Del Prete Tercero.
Brose was one of the firms that announced an expansion project at one of its plants in the state of Querétaro; Meanwhile, during the tour, Governor Mauricio Kuri reported that he held a meeting with directors to manage the installation of a new project that the company has planned for the Bajío.
Grupo Prettl confirmed that it will install its third plant in the Queretaro entity. particularly in the municipality of El Marqués. Metlac –which manufactures products for metal coatings and packaging– announced the expansion of its plant in the state. The installation of the Resinueva Research and Development Center was also confirmed.
Similarly, the expansion of Eurotanciatura, dedicated to laminations for electrical rotation machines, was completed.
As part of the tour, it was reported that the state president met with Bosch executives, to whom he explained the characteristics and competitive advantages of the federal entity, with the purpose of consolidating a new project with which the company will expand its productive capacity.
Meanwhile, during the state’s participation in the Hannover Messe 2022 industrial fair, in Germany, 51 business meetings were held; Kuri González witnessed 20 diplomatic or business meetings.
In this context, the 27 projects that have been completed in the entity during this 2022 represent about 12,000 million pesos in investments and mean 7,000 new jobs.
In number of projects, they are equivalent to almost 84.4% of the 32 investments achieved throughout 2021; however, the amount of investment was higher last year due to the confirmation of data centers that require higher capital.
In 2021, according to agency reports, 32 investment projects were completed for 32,287.6 million pesos and 11,207 jobs.
Parallel to private investment, the generation of formal jobs advances. In the first five months of the current year, 23,152 jobs were created, a figure that experiences an increase of 15% in relation to the 20,130 achieved in the same period of 2020, reported the state secretary, citing statistics from the Mexican Institute of Insurance Social (IMSS).
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