Is the official site for the investment promotion office of the Yucatan State Government. We are the first point of contact for investors interested in the state, providing them with professional consultancy services that are aimed to help them with their decision making process. Our people can host interested investors showing them all things relevant in the state and supply information on the state's competitive advantages.
Why invest in Yucatan?
Why invest in Yucatan?
Security and Quality of Life
Security and Quality of Life
13 industrial parks
More than 1000
hectares of available space
Land and Warenhouses available for rent, lease or purchase
Fiber Optics, voice and data
Access to public transportation
The state has 8,947.80 km of highways.
The most important sections include the ones that connect the capital city
of Mérida with Campeche, port Progreso, and Cancún
The state of Yucatan has 609 km of rail
routes. These rail routes connect the Yucatan peninsula with
the logistic node of Coatzacoalcos, which has connections with Mexico City,
Veracruz, Puebla, Queretaro, and different strategic cities on the border
with the United States.
Merida has the 6th Largest airport in Mexico, reporting the
movement of 2,790,649 passengers during 2019. This represents an increase of 13.8% compared to 2018.
The airport has 5 international destinations and 16 national destinations with direct flights.
During 2019 the cargo terminal at the airport moved 20,500 tons of cargo to National and International destinations.
The companies operating are: Aeromexico cargo, Estafeta, FedEx, UPS, DHL and Amerijet.
Port with the highest flow of containers in the Southeast of Mexico. 97,438 TEU´s 2020 (Jan-August)
Progreso - USA, Less than 48 hours
Progreso - Asia, in 35 days
Progreso - Euroupe, in 22 days
Types of cargo Operated at the port: Agricultural, containerized cargo, commercial fuels, general cargo and cruise ships.
2 trips/week 1 trip/every...15 days
Panama City Houston
Hapag Lloyd...(connecting carrier)
2 trips/every 15 days
Houston – Rest of the...World
Direct to Europe and in...Manzanillo or Panama can change boat and offer USA, Central and South America, Asia and Europe.
Kingston(HUB) – Caribbean,...Central and South America
1 trip/every 10 or 12...days (rotational)
Kingston(HUB) – Caribbean...– Europe – Asia – Central and South America
Kingston(HUB) – Europe...– Asia – USA –Caribbean – Central and South America
Total population of 2,259,098 people in Yucatan.
49% are Men and 51% are Women.
Average age of population: 29 years.
Low rotation (1.7%) and Absenteeism (3%) indexes amongst the workforce.
Large Area of influence: 13 million residents in Yucatan and neighbor states (Campeche, Quintana Roo, Chiapas and Tabasco).
1 CONAPO (2019 data)
108 Higher Education Institutions in Yucatan.
6th National Place in the Science.
Technology and Innovation Index 2019 (CAIINNO).
More than 1,000
researchers in the state.
Security and Quality of Life
First Place Nationwide on public safety perception.
No historic container theft in the state.
Peace Index comparable to countries like Austria, New Zealand and
Zero labor strikes.
244 Hotels in Merida.
14,484 Total Rooms in Mérida.
11 Shopping Malls.
2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
Uxmal and Chichén Itzá.
4 of Mexico´s Magic Towns
Valladolid, Izamal, Sisal y Maní.
529 Hotels in the State
7 Private Hospitals.
15 Public Hospitals.
2 Convention Centers.
15 Museums in Mérida.
18 Cultural Centers in Mérida.
99 + Touristic Places in the State.
2 Golf Clubs.
7 Public Sports Facilities.
Foreign Direct Investment in the state was
158.3 million USD in 2019. Compared to the year 2018 which was 85.2 million USD.
Yucatan had an economic growth 1.6% at the end of 2019. The national average for Mexico was -0.1%.
The manufacturing growth of Yucatan in the last 6 years was 6.6%, the fourth highest in the country, the national average was 2.3%.
Yucatán has placed in 3rd National place for regulatory improvement (ease to make and open businesses). The city of Merida placed in 1st national place.
The State of Yucatan is conveniently positioned in the Southeast of Mexico, on its way to become one of the main manufacturing and MRO hubs for the international aerospace industry. With companies that have more than 15 years of experience in the field, Yucatan’s work force costs, in addition to its strategic location which allows direct access to the North American markets, gives a great competitive advantage for logistics.
The automotive sector in the State is in constant development, having big international
companies like the German company Leoni, Airtemp de México and soon the Japanese company
Uchiyama Manufacturing de Yucatán. The state offers for this strategic sector
infrastructure, skilled labor, competitive costs and an incomparable strategic location with
direct access to the North American and European markets.
Furniture fabrication is an important economic activity in the State that produces practical
and high added value products that combine craftsmanship with high production volume. This
industry sells its products to some of the most important hotels in Mexico and the United
Agroindustry in Yucatan is one of the most developed sectors in the State, having big
companies like KeKén and Southern Valley amongst others. These companies take advantage of
the incomparable warm climate, abundance of water and strategic location, to produce
products that meet the highest quality standards for exporting.
Yucatan is quickly becoming a landing place for important international IT companies that
see a State with a prepared workforce combined with an incomparable quality of life. The
State now hosts “Heuristic” an innovation center located in the Yucatan Scientific Park,
where they develop and apply cutting-edge technologies to important sectors of the economy.
The State hosts several companies dedicated to the production of high-quality jewelry. In
this sector the State shines for producing pieces that combine the highest production
standards and craftsmanship
This sector represents a big part of the State's exportable offer, because here in Yucatan we
manufacture for some of the world´s most important brands like Nike, Adidas, Banana Republic
and even NASA. This gives the state a reputation for producing great quality products at
Other sectors worth mentioning that play an important role in the state are the packaging and
the glass industries. Both produce high quality products that meet international standards
and are also able to reach markets around the world.
Processes: Finishing and inspection, non-destructive testing and casting, high precision CNC machining, heat treatments, hardness testing, metallography and non-destructive testing.
AC7114 /1 and 4
Products: Electronic harnesses, Capacitors and evaporators, Plastic Injection, Static and dynamic seals.
Tax exemption and reduction. (STATE AND MUNICIPAL INCENTIVES)
Recruitment and selection service (with the support of different secretariats in the state we organize a selection and recruitment event with the support of universities).
Formalities and paperwork support.
Amongst others, subject to project revision and analisis.
"Grupo KUO exports to 70 countries in the world, and the reason we decided to invest in Yucatan is because in the Mexican southeast...there is a high consumption of pork, but Yucatan at the same time combines legal certainty, security and infrastructure."
Claudio Freixes Catalán
General Director of Kekén
"We invest thanks to the security and the union that the government has with the municipalities and with the society that includes ... the businessmen in a social pact, managing to build a better Yucatan."
Juan Manuel Ponce Díaz
Shareholder and Advisor of Bepensa
"Yucatan has a solid formation in its human resources, an important road infrastructure and a significant port and airport infrastructure."
Benigno Villarreal del Río.
General Director of Vive Energía
"We chose Yucatán to invest and develop technology because it has the most relevant ecosystem in southeastern Mexico for this."