A delegation of officials from the Mexican state of Hidalgo will be arriving in Atlanta on Thursday, June 15, to meet with representatives of Georgia companies interested in learning more about the area.

Horacio Rios-Cano, the state’s secretary of economic development, is leading the delegation.  He will be accompanied by Enrique Arteaga, the director general of trade and industry, and Victor Santillan, director of investment projects and secretary of tourism.

Miguel Angel Islas, director general of radio broadcasting and television in Hidalgo, Mario Yanez, director of the International Corp. of Hidalgo, and Roberto Pedraza, secretary of public works, also are members of the delegation.

Traditionally a mining center, Hidalgo today has a varied economy and produces textiles, raw materials and industrial products. It also is Mexico’s leading producer of barley and grows corn, beans, tomatoes, coffee and alfalfa.

The state has five industrial zones with each zone devoted to either mining or textiles, food processing, auto parts and machine tools.

To meet with members of the delegation, call Virginia Arteaga of the Mexican Trade Commission at (404) 522-5373.