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.

Over the period of 2002-2006, several technical and specialized groups were formed with the purpose of formulating lines of work in their respective areas of competence for regional coordination, as well as promoting and implementing inter-state actions and projects for development. These include the Regional Infrastructure Council, the South Southeast Economic Group, the Environmental Authorities Group, the Rural Development Group, and the Social Development Group.