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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Wind power: Spanish energy infrastructure developer Iberdrola plans to triple the capacity of a wind power generation park it operates in the southern state of Puebla, the company reported. The US$290 million expansion is planned to include 51 new 2.6 Mw turbines and supply electricity for Grupo Modelo beer brewing operations. (El Financiero, August 31, 2018)
  • Retail: Mexican commercial real estate developer Gicsa plans to inaugurate three new retail and entertainment complexes this year under the concept “malltertainment.” The sites will include shopping, restaurants and entertainment offerings and are intended to serve as tourist attractions in the cities of Mérida, Puebla and Querétaro. (El Financiero, August 29, 2018)
  • Logistics: German logistics multinational DHL reported it will conclude a US$80 million investment program in Mexico this year, a record high for the company in this market. Projects include adding 605 new vehicles to DHL’s Mexico delivery fleet, as well as 100 additional sales locations and two new service centers. (Reforma, August 30, 2018)
  • Commercial real estate: Private real estate developers are preparing to launch construction of three new shopping malls this year in Mexico via total investment of over US$850 million.  The cities of Guadalajara, Mérida and Metepec will host the new retail developments, which in some cases will include office space and residential complexes. (Reforma, August 27, 2018)
  • Leisure: Mexican multinational children’s entertainment center operator KidZania reported it will invest approximately US$24 million to build new locations and upgrade existing ones. Key upgrades include equipping KidZania centers with “internet of things” technologies. (El Financiero, August 22, 2018) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Will the passenger rail dream come true this time in Mexico?

train 2On June 20, 2014, Mexico’s Communications and Transport Ministry (SCT) announced the winner of a public tender to construct the first section of a passenger rail line between Mexico City and the nearby city of Toluca in the State of Mexico.  What sounds like a “roundup” item from a construction industry bulletin, for us is like a lightning bolt to the heart, a thunderclap of excitement, daring us to dream beyond limits!  This is what it’s like to be really into public policy, so warn your children.  In any case, the Toluca tender could potentially represent much more than just a juicy government contract for the winner, and we are excited. Continue reading Will the passenger rail dream come true this time in Mexico?