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Wiring the North American Economic Zone
A Bajio Cleaner Production Implementation Program (CPIP)
The Inter-American Development Bank Multilateral Investment Fund (IDB MIF) and the Mexican federal government Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) will fund a 32 months Cleaner Production Implementation (CPI) Program to be conducted in the Bajio Region of Mexico. The Region includes the states of Guanajuato, Jalisco, Queretaro and San Luis Potosi, and contains over 32,174 business firms. The purpose of the program is to promote the use of cleaner production and environmental management as tools to assist companies reduce their costs of production and thus increase their profitability. The general objective of the program is to increase the competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in the Bajio region in the automotive, chemical, hospital, hotel, and tanning business sectors through improvements made in efficiency and productivity.