On February 27th we celebrated a dialogue with Isabel Díaz Ayuso, President of the Community of Madrid, at the InterContinental Hotel Madrid.
With the aim of addressing the vast majority of issues affecting the Community of Madrid and the Spanish economy, Ayuso presented the political, economic and social objectives of the regional government she chairs.
Jaime Malet, president of AmChamSpain, opened this morning session by mentioning three priorities of the Chamber: attracting US investment in Spain, promoting Spanish investment in the US. and improving the competitiveness of the Spanish economy.
Ayuso began her intervention by mentioning the United States as a “country of reference throughout the world” and the will of the regional government to “strengthen ties” with the country. Ayuso took the opportunity to add that “the government of the most connected region in Europe” identifies with the values of liberal democracy. “We are in favor of the freedom that must be given to people to employ and to take risks,” Ayuso said.
Regarding the economic growth of Madrid, the president announced that the regional economy grew by 3% in 2019, assuming the 6th consecutive year of positive results for Madrid’s GDP. Madrid was the region that grew the most during the last 3 years and has been reducing taxes for 15. The president also expressed her rejection of the imposition of the digital tax.
During the round of questions, Ayuso highlighted Madrid’s commitment to dual professional training, the specialization of universities and, above all, the employment of young people regardless of the educational itinerary they choose.
“American businessmen have a European friend in Madrid, a solid, strong and responsible ally”.