The development of investments at the door and those that may be materialized in the future in the southern border strip, which unifies and reinforces the brotherhood of the neighboring towns of Mexico and Guatemala, find a fertile field in Chiapas, a result of the implementation and strengthening of the public policies that the Federation and the Government of Chiapas are promoting in fiscal matters and, in parallel, the reestablishment of the rule of law.
It is a strategic development model that directs the entity to become a magnet for attracting foreign capital and an important pole of economic development for the establishment of large transnational companies that generate wealth and social welfare, through the creation of sources of employment. worthy for Chiapas families.
From the first day of the administration, and in accordance with the national policy promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Governor Rutilio Escandón Cadenas set a defined course and destination, by guaranteeing legal certainty and social stability for investments in the entity.
Rich in natural beauty, strong cultural roots and ancestral traditions, Chiapas is also recognized for the warmth of its people and its gastronomy. Likewise, it has rich and varied climates that make it perfect for the development of agri-food activities, which it shares in its more than 600 km of border.
In terms of infrastructure, it has three international airports in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Tapachula and Palenque; the Puerto Chiapas Maritime Terminal, as well as road infrastructure and a rail network, including the benefits to come from the Mayan Train.
The development possibilities increased from the first day of the year, with the entry into force of the Fiscal Incentives Program that contemplates the reduction in 50 percent of the Value Added Tax (VAT), from 16 to 8 percent; and that of the Income Tax (ISR), from 30 to 20 percent, for the benefit of the states of Campeche, Tabasco, Quintana Roo and Chiapas, in response to the long-standing demand for social justice of the productive sectors.
There are 22 municipalities benefited on the border with Guatemala and Belize, 18 of which are in Chiapas, such as Suchiate, Tapachula, Metapa, Frontera Hidalgo, Tuxtla Chico, Unión Juárez, Cacahoatán, Motozintla, Mazapa de Madero, Amatenango de la Frontera, La Trinitaria, Las Margaritas, Marqués de Comillas, Frontera Comalapa Maravilla Tenejapa, Benemérito de las Américas, Ocosingo and Palenque.
In this regard, the Secretary of Economy and Labor (SEyT), Yamil Melgar Bravo, emphasized that the Fiscal Stimulus Program on the Southern Border has started a new stage of commercial and logistical development that positions Soconusco in open competition with other areas of the country, and of the world, for the prosperity of the people of Chiapas.
Investments, employment and well-being
Soconusco has an undeniable importance in foreign trade as an exporter of sugar, banana, mango, coffee and honey, equivalent to 90 percent of total production, to the United States, Germany, Guatemala and Canada, and an estimated value of 40 million dollars (mdd).
One of the companies that has calculated the benefits in the short, medium and long term is Idealsa, from Guatemala, dedicated to the production and distribution of vegetable oils and fats, dairy and non-carbonated beverages. For two years it has been building an industrial complex in Puerto Chiapas with an investment of more than 2 billion pesos (mp), generating 1,172 direct jobs.
Likewise, Grupo Acxesa plans the construction of the El Dorado Industrial Park, in a property near the port area of Tapachula, with a total area of 50 hectares and an investment, for the first stage of 7 hectares that will begin construction this year, of 294 mp.
On the other hand, just on January 27, Yamil Melgar Bravo, from the SEyT, in coordination with the Integrated Port Administration of Puerto Chiapas, met with businessmen from the Caxxor-Griver Investment Group, to discuss the interest of investing in a Logistics Center or a Multimodal Terminal in Puerto Chiapas, in order to specify a maritime route to China.