Energy Sectorial Plan for the State of Nuevo León
The Ministry of Economic Development of the State of Nuevo León asked us to work on this project. The capabilities and risks of tapping into energy resources were identified. Roundtables were held with the main actors from private-sector energy companies, government authorities, and scholars. The impact of this project will be seen in the upcoming months and years with the implementation of public policies geared toward the efficient use of resources, taking into account the controlled effects on the environment.
This project identified the most-important strategic sectors of each Mexican state, using data from the latest economic censuses (2009–2014). The project will hopefully lead to a more-effective allotment of funds to support entrepreneurs and lead to business productivity and economic development.
Economic and Social Impact of Setting up an Auto Assembly Plant in the State of Nuevo León
Economic studies were carried out to calculate the impact of the economic trickle-down that the KIA Auto Assembly Plant would create in Nuevo León. A State Input-Output Product was calculated to identify the multiplying effects, and projections were made to contrast direct and indirect costs and benefits and to settle on the benefits of the project.
Strategic Plan of the State of Nuevo León’s Medical Tourism Sector
Several roundtables were held with the main actors from the Tourism and Health Sectors from the area to identify opportunities and problems. Later, goals, strategies, and plans were set out in an extensive document containing a Program to implement public policies that will strengthen the city’s Medical Tourism Sector.
iCluster: Identifying Strategic Opportunities for Development (IOED) for Pilot Industrial Corridors
Projects are being developed in binational industrial corridors across urban border zones. Work has been done with the Mexicali, Tijuana, and San Diego region to create common projects that allow for synchronized strategies to tap into more of the regional economy. Work is also being done in the Monterrey, Saltillo, and Texas corridor, with the same idea of tapping into the regional economy. It will mean better-structured joint policies between the two nations, to strengthen binational economic relations.
Mexico Touristic Regionalization Project – SECTUR
A project was presented to the Mexican Ministry of Tourism so that the different governments can focus their tourism policies on promoting other destinations in Mexico besides the beaches. This project should bring about an economic trickle-down linked to the growth in service-sector activities in several Mexican states, where tourism is not yet an important source of jobs and wealth.
Nuevo León Transportation and Logistics Cluster Program
This project is linked to the integration and formation of the transportation cluster, and, in open sessions, the goal, mission, and vision of the cluster were defined, as well as the program with particular goals, strategies, and paths to follow. These measures will hopefully bring about a noticeable increase in competitiveness and productivity in the transportation and logistics sector and increase the frequency of the creation of regional public policies.
Nuevo León State Board Cluster Program
This project was begun in collaboration with members of the different clusters of the state of Nuevo León. Participation sessions were held where people defined the opportunities and problems they noticed in the state economy. Objectives, a mission, and a vision were defined, as well as a plan with strategies and ideas that will hopefully make Nuevo León’s GDP grow to above European per capital levels.
Conceptual, content, service, and operational model design of a national innovation observatory and its possible introduction into the FINNOVA
A project developed by the Ministry of the Economy and Conacyt to create the conceptual content, structure, operational models, and economic sustainability design for a National Innovation Observatory (ONI). The ONI will be for analyzing, aligning, and setting forth public policy on innovation, which will help boost the industrial and service sectors. A platform for publishing and/or mediating updated indicators in Science, Technology, and Innovation, which will help contribute to an innovation policy in Mexico.
Knowledge Transfer Model and Monitoring in the Design of the Dominican Republic Regional Local Economic Development Program
The project consists of three phases and is being developed along with the Dominican Republic Ministry of the Economy, Planning, and Development (MEPYD). The main goal is to transfer knowledge and join the Dominican government in developing a Regional Local Economic Development Program, proposing short- and long-term paths to follow and goals to achieve that favor the country’s economic development.