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ESTADO DE MÉXICO BASIC ECONOMIC INFORMATION • Population 13,096,686 inhabitants (2000) • Labor force 5,391,414 inhabitants (2000) • GDP $535,674,611 (figure in thousand pesos, 2001) • Main economic activities Manufacture, construction, trade, restaurants and hotels, transportation, storage and communications, financial and non financial services. Metallic products, machinery, food, textile, paper, chemicals and petroleum-oil industry. • Main companies Alpura, Bacardí y Cía., Bic, Bimbo, BMW, Central de Abastos, Comercial Mexicana, Daimler Chrysler, Ford Motor Company, Grupo Cinemex, Hotel Holiday Inn, Jugos del Valle, Nestlé México, Nextel, Panasonic, Robert Bosch, Telemark, Yakult. Source: Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico INFRASTRUCTURE • Airports Two airports • Highways 14,145 kms. Link to SCT: http://www.sct.gob.mx/mapas/edo_mexico.jpg • Railway Network 800 Kms • Industrial parks 11 TRADE (2002, in thousand dollars) • • Total trade Total trade with US • • • Exports Maquila Non maquila 5,846,593 344,368 5,502,225 • • • • Imports Definitive imports Temporary imports Maquila 8,945,511 6,438,440 2,283,726 223,345 14,792,104 9,744,385 Source: Secretaría de Economía, with data from Banco de México Link to State Government web page: http://www.edomexico.gob.mx/ SUPPORTS AND INCENTIVES FOR INVESTORS • • • • Fast opening system for companies. Integral authorizations for the installation of companies in eight hours and in 15 days for high risk activities. State and municipal registration of enterprise procedures in Internet (http://www.edomexico.gob.mx) Programs “Taylor maid” for special projects.