In a meeting with twelve companies (members of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce), the Productivity and Industries Minister Santiago Leon presented his platform to increase productivity in Ecuador (Ecuador Inmediato, 17 November 2016). Leon stated Ecuador has generated a favorable environment to create opportunities, such as establishing political and judicial stability, creating jobs, improving human talent, and social benefits. Leon revealed the plan is to continue to develop a public-private alliance, this due to the concern and uncertainty from foreign investors. U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Todd Chapman was present at the meeting, described it as positive, and hopes that investment opportunities in Ecuador can crystalize in 2017 (El Telegrafo).