This chapter includes the following articles.
With a rich mining history, an unrivalled location both for exporters and companies serving the domestic market, and escaping relatively unscathed from the drug-trafficking violence that afflicts other parts of Mexico, Hidalgo has the tools to flourish, despite being one of the less developed states in the country. Hidalgo’s current government has looked to accelerate efforts to attract investment since taking office, launching a package of reforms designed to ensure that being next door to one of the world’s largest consumer markets is an asset for the state and its people. With plenty more investment in the pipeline, the task now facing Hidalgo’s government is to ensure that the benefits are felt across the state’s broader economy and remain localised. This chapter includes interviews with Omar Fayad Meneses, Governor of Hidalgo; José Luis Romo Cruz, Secretary of Economic Development, State of Hidalgo; Elías Massri Sasson, CEO, Giant Motors; and Mauricio Leyva Arboleda, CEO, Grupo Modelo.