Walmart México has announced it will open a new distribution center in Cunduacán, Tabasco, its third in the Gulf of Mexico state.
An agreement was signed this week between the state government and the United States-based retailer where a company vice-president said the new project confirms the firm’s confidence in the state.
“We chose Tabasco over other states for the transparent and orderly incentives it offers, and for its good business environment,” said Miguel Ángel Cavazza Perandones.
Governor Arturo Núñez said Walmart’s investment will contribute to reversing the negative impact on employment and investment left in the state in the wake of the oil crisis.
He also said the new center was “an example of a renowned international firm betting on Tabasco,” and that his administration would in turn offer legal certainties to guarantee the project’s viability and the satisfaction of investors and workers.
The governor remarked that Tabasco’s location has made it an important storage and distribution center for a broader part of the country.
The new Walmart center will bring to 57 the number of such facilities operating in the state. Several companies are taking advantage of the highway network linking the state not only with the Yucatán peninsula region, but also the neighboring states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Veracruz.
Source: El Heraldo de Tabasco (sp)