A brief history
The regional coordination process promoted by the states of the South Southeast has several drives and is seeking to build a shared regional vision and to define an integral strategy for development. In December 2001, at the initiative of the Mexican Government, the Fideicomiso para el Desarrollo Regional del Sur Sureste (FIDESUR) [Trust Fund for the Regional Development of the South Southeast] was constituted as the financial instrument to support the regional planning model and promote studies and projects that contribute to the territorial development of South Southeast Mexico.
This initiative led to a working scheme based on thematic groups conformed by state authorities that met with the purpose of exchanging experiences. After that, the meetings were motivated by the idea of defining projects that could be jointly promoted by several states. It was this network of inter-state relations that led to the establishment of the region as a new management space.