Creative Digital City (CCD) is the restoration of an urban environment to consolidate an ideal space for people, a modern and interconnected stage where talent and creativity breed knowledge, boost the use of new technology and improve the quality of life in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area.
Located in the heart of Jalisco’s capital, CCD concentrates creative industries such as studios involved in the production of film, television, videogames, CGI, interactive media and mobile apps, among many others, thus positioning the state as a productive center that is relevant to a sector that constitutes the vanguard of global economy today.
Since its inception, CCD was designed as an ecosystem, a place that favors creating and sharing knowledge and development opportunities with a high impact on productive, social and cultural matters.
That is why it is located in Downtown Guadalajara’s heart, one of the most beautiful and emblematic cities in Mexico, in the surroundings of the traditional Morelos Park, with the conviction of creating new opportunities and recovering the quality of the neighborhood in this area that is so important for the community of Guadalajara.
To strengthen Mexico’s position within the creative economy through the creation of more and better jobs, competitive advantages for the industry and new spaces that foster talent, innovation and productivity.
To identify and maximize the creativity, the talent, the courage and the determination that characterizes us people from Mexico and Guadalajara through a space where using technology and boosting innovation offer economic, transportation, environmental and social benefits.
Therefore, CCD is positioned as a global node of audiovisual, digital and interactive production for the world and Hispanic markets, which guarantees the materialization of a world class sustainable, productive and innovating integrating model.
Jalisco’s geographical location and the moment that currently identifies it as an information technology producer constitute the ideal context to internationally showcase the talent and potential that Mexico has in terms of content creation.
The state’s closeness to the United States of America and South America, as well as its contiguity to the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, makes it an interconnection geographical point that offers competitive and strategic advantages for an efficient mobilization of products and services with added value.
CCD will grant a wide range of benefits for Mexico, Jalisco and Guadalajara. At a national scale it will materialize the building of a creative cluster that will boost the country’s development and it will place within the world economy. At a state level it will create thousands of jobs, mainly for the youth. And at a metropolitan scale it will offer the opportunity to restore Downtown Guadalajara, reactivating it in economic and urban respects, based on an advanced and sustainable social development model.
CCD’s development is based upon the Master Plan designed by the architect Carlo Ratti and the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), together with international consultants, such as Fundación Metrópoli, Arup, Mobility in Chain and Accenture. A solid plan in which the goal contemplates actions for social intervention, urban design, infrastructure, transport, sustainability and technology.