IfM ECS works with Yucatan government on its industrial development strategy

IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) is helping the government of the state of Yucatan, Mexico develop their industrial strategy.

The aim is to uncover strategic options for industrial growth, job creation, and improvement of the state's competitiveness as a manufacturing location.


Yucatan officials have established that in order to promote the state as an economic, commercial and tourist destination, a forward-looking Industrial Development Strategy is required. IfM ECS is supporting the development of this strategy by facilitating a collaborative process between government, industry and academia.


The collaboration project builds on IfM expertise in industrial policy, international manufacturing and technology management and will lead to the formulation of an industrial development vision for Yucatan. The project will articulate Yucatan’s value proposition as a strategic manufacturing location and generate roadmaps for selected opportunity areas, among other objectives.


Professor Sir Mike Gregory, Head of the IfM visited Yucatan and met Governor Rolando Zapata Bello to discuss the collaboration details. The meeting was also attended by Carlos López Gómez, Research Associate at the IfM; David Leal- Ayala, Research Associate at the University of Cambridge; and Ricardo González Nakazawa, IfM ECS collaborator.


During his visit, Mike also held a talk aimed at industrialists in which he addressed the patterns of change in the manufacturing industry around the world and highlighted the importance of academia-industry collaboration.

Date published

21 July 2014

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