For 17 years, the Association of Businessowners and Service Providers of Central Aguascalientes has been pursuing the development of that area through the unification of formal commerce to improve conditions of competitiveness.
Today they represent 227 formal businesses of varying kinds and together offer formal jobs for over 800 people. The association participates actively in the Coordinating Business Board of Aguascalientes, in PROFECO’s consumption board, in the Board of the City of Aguascalientes, and in the Citizen Observatory for Mobility of the State of Aguascalientes, among others.
The organization is currently operating the Program for Strengthening and Modernization of Commerce and Services with support from the Department of Economic Development, SEDEC, and the National Institute of the Entrepreneur, INADEM. The program offers support through equipment, training, and design of virtual stores to help businesses enter electronic commerce.
ACOCEN is trying to promote an integral project for relocating 200 semi-formal businesses and street vendors in proper spaces. This would formalize and dignify their commercial activity.