Guadalajara, Jalisco. For sub-national entities to ensure their economic growth, and in the current context where uncertainty is looming, they must bet on agendas focused on talent development such as technology and innovation, experts and local officials agreed. .
At the opening of Talent Land at Expo Guadalajara—the most important event in the innovation sector in the country—Jalisco’s Secretary of Innovation Science and Technology, Alfonso Pompa Padilla, explained the importance of formulating a public policy focused on innovation. It lies in the fact that it adapts to the new current population and economic needs, such as having more digital equipment and simplifying the production processes of industrial activities.
He deepened that this type of public policy also responds to the needs of a population bonus, to provide employment to the youngest segments of the population and those with higher education degrees.
“This is for our youth and especially for all the talented youth and all the teachers,” he said.
“That talent is here, available, eager to be explored, eager to join companies, and in Mexico we have the huge advantage of having over 30 million young people, that is, the raw material for the most important thing. . in the world”, added Raul Martin Porcell, director of the Talent Network.
The director pointed out that when there are researchers and product developers in a field, it becomes more attractive for investment and hence companies that create better paying jobs are created.
“I am glad that they have understood that there is a name and talent for the development of regions in the future. Today world sport is called talent, it is a struggle to develop regions for deserving talent”, he deepened.
The Secretary of Education of Jalisco, Juan Carlos Flores Miramontes, indicated that to promote the innovation sector in the unit, a long-term educational project is being implemented.
“It’s not in the short term, because education results are never in the short term and we see it until 2040. Today, Jalisco is entering its third year in the project’s fourth year, 2040,” he said. They said.
For his part, Martin Porcell highlights that as part of this educational strategy, he is promoting the Talent Network project, which seeks to locate, support and connect talent with companies. ,
Guadalajara’s municipal president, Pablo Lemos Navarro, said that as a city they are also working to generate better infrastructure conditions to complement the educational project.
“The first thing we need to have is an adequate environment for its development, i.e. people who are dedicated and who will be dedicated to the creative industries can have all the tools at their fingertips so that they can work.” repeated.
As an example, he highlighted that he has worked for digital connectivity, improving road infrastructure, creating more facilities for the Digital Creative City project.
“We’ll be at the level we’re seeing in San Jose in California, in Bangalore, India, at those levels we’re betting and we’re doing it together, private initiatives, governments, creative industries and of course, general society as a whole,” he said.
The President of Expo Guadalajara, Federico Carlos Diaz González, stressed that it is important that Guadalajara continues with its agenda of events so that the economic reactivation of the entity can be achieved.
“For every peso that is invested in a congress, at a conference, in an exhibition, 50 times more of the economic flow is returned to the city. In 2021 alone, and despite our limitations due to the pandemic, we will be able to managed to generate over 13,000 million pesos in income, which consolidates us as a great engine of economic growth for the great Guadalajara”, he conceded.
According to Pompa Padilla, about 25,000 people will attend the Talen Land event, which will run from July 20 to 24.