September 18th, 2012 – Representatives from the Foreign Trade Ministry (COMEX, in Spanish) and the Coalition Initiative for Development (CINDE) arrived in Chicago yesterday, promoting the country as a competitive destination for foreign companies in the technology sector.
Anabel Gonzalez, Minister of COMEX, will be attending four meetings with companies in the life sciences sector, which already have operations in the country.
Today, CINDE is organizing a breakfast meeting with 30 investors and consultant firms. The minister will be exposing the competitive advantages of Costa Rica and the significant evolution of its high technology industry.
Gonzalez emphasized the position that Costa Rica obtained in the latest competitiveness ranking.
The tour adds to the list of promotional efforts made by Costa Rica to attract direct foreign investment this year. In 2012, promotional events and visits to companies in China, Korea, India, Germany, North Carolina and now Chicago, have been made.
CINDE landed 34 investment projects in 2011, of which, along with established companies who expanded their operations, generated 7,700 new jobs.