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Gov. Vila travels to France to promote investment in Yucatán

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Yucatán Gov. Vila heads a seminar aimed at investors in France titled “Yucatán, the right place to invest.” Photo: Courtesy

Yucatán’s Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal is on the road again in Europe in an effort to bring more investment to the state.

During previous trips this year, Vila successfully closed several deals with foreign companies looking to do business in the state.

“These are not holidays, we are working hard to bring foreign investment to Yucatán, and succeeding,” Gov. Vila said via Twitter. 

In October, Vila signed a memorandum of understanding with the Italian shipbuilder to develop the largest shipyard on the American continent

However, Fincantieri’s commitment to building the shipyard is contingent on the completion of overhauls to Progreso’s existing infrastructure — which Vila says is well on track.

Earlier: Could Yucatán be sitting on billions worth of lithium?

During this European tour, Vila is seeking new business opportunities for Yucatán in France, Germany, and Sweden — with an emphasis on information technology corporations.

When meeting with investors, Vila has not been shy to tout Yucatán’s many competitive advantages such as security and infrastructure.

A rumored party nominee for president in 2024, Vila has also been working to increase Yucatán’s and his own visibility at a national level.

However, despite his successes, Vila is still relatively unknown in national politics, in part due to the fact that Yucatàn is considered fairly obscure when compared to states like Nuevo León or Estado de Mexico. 

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