Mexico came 43rd, at the bottom of the rankings, down from 28th place in 2016. Conditions for starting and growing businesses deteriorated on the back of tougher access to non-financial support, down 27 points to 40th, while selling to the public worsened, plunging 36 spots to 39th place. Still, experts think the involvement of younger people is having a positive impact on the sector, as the country ranked 9th in this category.
“At least in Mexico City, there's been a brutal slow down in the atmosphere for entrepreneurship. With few resources, with zero possibility of accessing public funds… and always fighting local and federal governments that don't want you to operate, it becomes mission impossible, and that's what we have to fight against in Mexico."