For different reasons Tequila, as a “smart town” with “magical status”, can be considered a pioneer case and a benchmark in Mexico, the principal reason being the implementation of a prevention model for the community. Topics include: i) Sustainability ii) Economic Development, iii) Education and Culture; iv) Public Safety v) Health; vi) Transport; vii) Urban Planning; viii) Social Services; and ix) City Council administration.
The second reason is due to the maturity in implementing plans and models that Tequila has developed since achieving “magic town” status in 2003. In 2016 Tequila started implementing programs for connectivity, big data, traceability, mobility, control and planning, processes that are in accordance with the decision to become a “smart town” with “magic town” status in 2020 and a “smart city” in 2030.
This was a result of, among other things, the work done by the JB Cuervo Group. The JB Cuervo Group held a congress with IBM and TELMEX to analyze a projection of Tequila in the year 2040 with a roadmap from 2020 through 2030 and 2040. The principal objectives were prioritized in this roadmap as well as identifying the necessary participation of different sectors such as public, private and social.
Furthermore, we follow the three main pillars set out by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for their initiative “Emerging and Sustainable Cities” which are: Environmental and climate change sustainability, urban sustainability, and fiscal sustainability and governance.