Miami, November 14 (EFE) .- The Galician First Vice President and Minister of Economy, Industry and Innovation, Francisco Conde, told EFE on Monday that Galicia is “a destination for undertaking relevant investments in the field of digitalization and sustainability” and hopes to attract investors from the United States, especially from the State of Florida.
Conde, who began an institutional visit to Miami on Monday, accompanying a trade mission of 23 Galician companies, spoke with EFE after meeting the mayor of Miami-Dade, Daniela Levine Cava, with whom he discussed how to further strengthen ties between Galicia and the wealthiest and most populous county in South Florida (USA).
According to the first vice-president of Galicia (northwestern Spain), this Spanish autonomous community and Miami “have a lot in common” and he also discussed this with Mayor Levine Cava.
“As Galicia is the gateway to Europe, Miami is the gateway to the United States, to Latin America,” said Condé, who had already conveyed this idea during the business forum in which he participated this morning. at the Miami-Dade Beacon Council, the county’s investment arm.
He recalled that in 2019, then-Xunta president Alberto Núñez Feijó visited Miami and laid the groundwork for closer cooperation.
From which visit arose the idea of creating a commercial pharmacy of Galicia in this Florida city, the cual “está siendo muy útil, sobre todo para ayudar a las pequeñas y medianas empresas que se acercan a Miami, que se quieren acercar a Estados Unidos” , a point.
“These are small and medium-sized companies that are increasingly present in the United States. There’s more and more interest.” he pointed.
During this visit, it was possible to identify the sectors that are part of the priority of the relations between Galicia and Miami, the agri-food sector, the ICT sector and the tourism sector”, on which efforts will be focused. to be able to carry out off business, added the earl.
Regarding the investment opportunities presented by Galicia, he stressed that “above all, it offers confidence, offers legal certainty, offers agility from the point of view of treatment projects and offers an industrial ecosystem and very attractive acquaintance”
His visit to Miami aims “precisely” to promote projects related to the priorities defined in the industrial agenda of Galicia, essentially the forestry, automotive and biotechnology sectors, in which foreign companies “make significant investments”, such as the Portuguese paper company Altri or the multinational automobile company Stellantis.
To a question from EFE, he indicated that currently there is no American investment, so it is important to let companies in Miami know that “they can find profitability by investing in Galicia” in sectors like these, but also in the agri-food industry.
This is our goal and this is how we reflected it at the Beacon Council meeting,” he stressed.
“There are many reasons to invest in Galicia, not only because of the administrative facilities, not only because of the incentives, but also because of the type of projects we undertake, which are closely linked to an increasingly technological, increasingly innovative and with investments also in the field of energy”, he added.