To strengthen the introduction of information technology (ICT) to local businesses and increase their productivity and innovation, the PROSOFT program granted state and federal resources for an amount of 10 million pesos to 14 different companies and organizations; as instructed by Governor Francisco Vega de Lamadrid to boost the ICT sector and integrate it with other economic sectors.
Carlo Bonfante Olache, Secretary of Economic Development explained that the Secretariat of Economic Development is recognized by the National Ministry of Economy and has provided funds, in addition to the contributions made by participants to multiply resources, which total amount increased last year’s sum, when there were 6 million pesos available.
To further develop the sector’s competitiveness, its ability to innovate and search for new market niches, this program will be permanent despite situations with the public administration and the secretary highlighted the coordination with the Delegation of the Ministry of Economy in the state.
Among the beneficiaries are: the 2015 ICT Cluster of Baja California; the National Chamber of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology (CANIETI); the General Insurance Protection; H & J Precision Tools of Mexico; the Mayaquing Agribusiness Incubator; Christmas Business de Mexico, Rodriguez & Co. Customs Agency and the Industrial Development Commission of Mexicali among others.
Meanwhile Noé Roterán Sáenz Estrada from the ICT Cluster of Baja California thanked the support given to this strategic sector, and said he hopes the support and cooperation will increase in order to take advantage of the geographical location of the state, the human capital and cooperation networks that are already established.
Economic Development Undersecretary Alfredo Babun Villarreal and the Director of Regional Development Ivan Martija Zarate were also present at the event.
Finally, Secretary Bonfante Olache congratulated the participants recognizing the contributions made through their business activities to benefit their sector and the entrepreneurial community of Baja California.