NUEVO LAREDO, Tamaulipas – Looking to improve border security, employment and economic development, the Governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, met with leaders and representatives of Nuevo Laredo.
“For me is very important to send a message… I am a Governor close to the families, to organizations and to civil society in general,” Garcia Cabeza de Vaca said. “Those are the sectors who support the economy, pay taxes, generate jobs.”
He said this is why both local and state government representatives have an obligation to support any needed action that guarantees the city’s development.
“This is my way of supporting this land, supporting Nuevo Laredo, and its Mayor and its Council,” he said.
Garcia Cabeza de Vaca has visited Nuevo Laredo constantly since he took office in October.
“His presence proves that maybe this border city is far from the State’s Capital, but not apart from his affection,” said Enrique Rivas Cuellar, Municipal President for Nuevo Laredo in regards to the Governor’s visits. “I am a defender and promoter of communication as a tool to keep a permanent contact between the City and the State and Federal Government.”
For the immediate future, this border city in Tamaulipas hopes to organize the First Binational Congress for Competitiveness.
“We are thinking about gathering different exhibits and a forum to help establish Nuevo Laredo in the global economy map,” Rivas said.
Locally, custom brokers, transportation companies and government work in a coordinated way, and this helps to maintain a high level of competitiveness in foreign trade, he said.
Rivas explained that if Nuevo Laredo were to organize the binational congress it would be a clear example of the trust that the city has gained in recent years.
A recent report by the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness highlighted that Nuevo Laredo occupies the 41st place out of 60 on an urban competitiveness list.
Nuevo Laredo hopes García Cabeza de Vaca will approve this request.