Omar Fayad, governor of Hidalgo

Strategic sectors in Hidalgo’s economic diversification drive

In this Global Platform video, Omar Fayad, governor of Hidalgo, talks about the state’s economic diversification strategy, which has involved comprehensive legislative reform, the promotion of public-private partnerships and an expansion of its sources of foreign investment. The government of Hidalgo has worked to improve the business ecosystem by prioritising the digitalisation of administrative processes, which will help to attract more investment in the state’s key growth sectors such as agro-industry, automotive, pharmaceuticals, renewable energy and ICT.


Since I was very young I have been in public service, and I have also had the privilege of occupying almost all positions of political representation, and that has given me a vision.

I decided to build a series of alternatives to provoke profound change. In Hidalgo, five years ago, the most profound change, which has been sustained over many years, began with a series of public policies and actions that have determined our achievements to date.

We decided to create new economic development legislation, from the reform of the constitution, to all the laws. It is rated by the OECD as one of the best in Latin America and in developing countries across the world in the case of subnational states.

Omar Fayad, governor of Hidalgo

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