Economy of Campeche

Mining, agriculture and fishing are the main economic activities among other industries.

Campeche is the nation's number one producer of pumpkin seeds, chicozapote or small sapodilla plum and palay rice, and the nation's second producer of jalapeño pepper and cambray watermelon.

Its marine resources, also make it the nations number one source of anchovies, crab, jurel or horse mackerel, sea-bass and saw-fish, followed by some other catch as shrimp, corvina, and octopus. 83% of the crude oil and 33% of the natural gas in Mexico is extracted from the Sonda de Campeche, in the Carmen municipality. This island, known as the Black Pearl of the Gulf, is also rich in natural attractions.

In the past years the government has promoted the creation of small and medium enterprises and direct foreign investment as well.

The current government has designed a support plan for the small and medium enterprises under the scheme of state and/or municipal legal incentives.

The textile industry has seen an increase of 7000 new jobs thanks to the successful implementation of the Investment Attraction Program by the state government.

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