The United Nations Human Settlements Programme is the United Nations program for human settlements and sustainable urban development was established in 1978 as an outcome of the first United Nations Conference on Human Settlements and Sustainable Urban Development held in Vancouver, Canada, in 1976.
And on Friday, December 17th, the UN-Habitat stated that it is the local territorial advantages that sustain the strengths for the industrial promotion of Mexico abroad.
The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) and the United Nations Organization (UN) highlighted the Monterrey – La Laguna and La Laguna – Culiacán corridors as areas with “investment potential”.
In the analysis presented in the Prospective Territorial-Industrial Atlas for Attracting Investments, strategic sectors of the country were identified, based on their territorial capacity and global value chains, which could attract various investments.
The two aforementioned corridors that involve La Laguna stood out, as well as the Coatzacoalcos – Palenque, the Chihuahua Metropolitan Area, and the Tamaulipas.
According to the work carried out by UN-Habitat, the advantages presented by the regions are the following:
Wind Energy industry in Monterrey - La Laguna: Ability to produce steel, cables, paint and lighting systems with a reduced import cost, as well as a significant concentration of skills, knowledge and experience of its population. Pharmaceutical Sector in La Laguna - Culiacán: Capacity to manufacture antisera and modified immunological products by having resources and supplies to produce active ingredients and a wide possibility of innovating thanks to human capital and its specialized personnel. Agroindustry in Coatzacoalcos - Palenque: Zone without water stress located and connected with the interoceanic corridor of the isthmus and with ports in the Gulf of Mexico, which could benefit the obtaining of chocolate and vanilla. Aerospace Industry in the Metropolitan Area of Chihuahua: It has the research center with the most registered patents and has a wide production of intermediate inputs for the sector. Petrochemical Industry in the Tamaulipas Metropolitan Area: Large number of specialized personnel, which could enhance manufacturing innovations.
From the perspective of the UN office, it is the local territorial advantages that sustain the strengths for the industrial promotion of Mexico abroad, which in turn will allow sustained and sustainable economic development that will improve the living conditions of the population.