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MERIDA, Yucatan, Mexico,
March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE:
IBM) today announced the opening a new office in
Merida – the largest population center in the Mexican southeastern region - as it continues to expand in the fastest growing cities in the world.
Located in the center of
Yucatan metropolitan zone, the
Merida office represents an investment of approximately
US$ 4 million and becomes IBM's seventh office in the country after those in
"Our expansion into fast-growing cities in
Mexico such as
Merida is in line with growing demand for intelligent solutions from businesses across the region especially in the areas of cloud computing, business analytics, mobile and social computing," said
Salvador Martinez Vidal, Country General Manager, IBM Mexico.
"With the opening of the
Merida office, IBM reaffirms its long-term commitment to a growing number of clients and business partners who will now benefit from our direct presence in the region," said Mr. Martinez.
Over the past two decades,
Mexico has undertaken major reforms to liberalize its economy which has led to the emergence of fast-growing urban centers around the country. Merida´s southeastern location and its connections to
Europe, Central and
South America and to the
Caribbean have enabled the city to become a center for industrial growth.
Merida´s economy has undergone radical transformation in recent years as increasing investments in industries such as food-processing, clothing, education and transportation have increased its value to the regional and national economy.