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Quintana Roo ranks highest nationally for economic growth

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — According to an updated report by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi), Quintana Roo raked highest nationally for economic growth.

The report by Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (Inegi) shows Quintana Roo ranked as the state with the highest economic growth during the last quarter of 2023.

According to Inegi, the state registered an increase of 10.7 percent according to the results of the Quarterly Indicator of State Economic Activity (ITAEE) or Trimestral de la Actividad Económica Estata of Inegi.

In addition, Quintana Roo topped the list among the 32 states with an annual advance of 10.2 percent, being the only state with a double-digit variation.

This notable growth was reflected especially in secondary activities with the construction of important infrastructure projects during 2023.

Projects such as the Maya Train, the Felipe Carrillo Puerto Tulum International Airport, Nichupté Bridge and the renovation of the Colosio Boulevard generated thousands of jobs, thus driving an annual growth of 144 percent in Quintana Roo.

At the regional level, significant increases were also observed in Campeche with a growth of 109 percent and in Yucatán, with a 9 percent increase, demonstrating a positive outlook in these state economies.

The new cloverleaf road system for the Cancun airport was one of the many projects that created local jobs. Photo: CGC

During a tour of the projects at the end of 2023, Governor Mara Lezama mentioned that these projects will promote growth and better conditions for prosperity, especially for the people of Quintana Roo who live in the communities in the center and south of the entity.

“The work also generates new jobs with shared prosperity, mainly for the youth who are now training as railway technicians and professionals to join the operation and maintenance of the emblematic project,” she reported.