This chapter includes the following articles.
Posting a GDP growth rate of 3.9% in the first half of 2017, Nuevo León outpaced the national economy, which grew at a rate of 2.5% over the same period. Despite a challenging year of slow growth in 2016, the manufacturing sector remained the main driver of the state’s economy in 2017. Though the US continues to be Nuevo León’s largest trading partner, the state has pushed to diversify its economy and ensure long-term growth by expanding beyond export-oriented industrial production. The state government actively supports mining and agricultural production, the construction of energy and transport infrastructure, and the enhancement of competitiveness and productivity through investment in research and development. Nuevo León’s reputable universities and its high level of formal sector employment are additional assets that should help the state prepare for the future. This chapter features interviews with Fernando Turner Dávila, Secretary of Economy and Labour, State of Nuevo León; and Omar Díaz, President, Neoris.