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CINDE New York

100 Park Avenue, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10017

CINDE Costa Rica

Plaza Roble Los Balcones, 4th Floor.
Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica

TOLL FREE NUMBER FROM THE USA: 1-877-992-4633

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About CINDE

Supporting companies to


discover Costa Rica's potential

We are the Costa Rican Investment
Promotion Agency

A great adventure begins by finding the right guide

CINDE is a private, non-profit, non-political organization declared of public interest in 1984, responsible for the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Costa Rica.

Founded in 1982, we’ve helped hundreds of companies settle, and in the process, bring major benefits to the country.

All of our services are free of charge.

So, in a few words:

INVESTMENT promotion

We are responsible for the attraction of FDI into the country.

Local support

We provide key information that only a local can know.

post-establishment
services

We provide specialized support for strategic aspects once settled.

Extensive
experience

In key strategic sectors of the country’s industry.

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In detail:
  • Centralizes, standardizes, customizes, generates, and analyses crucial, objective information for RFIs regarding FDI statistics, population and labor force data, salaries, labor law, operation costs, availability of qualified HR, tax subsidies, multinational companies, amongst others
  • Acts as a key mediator between public and private sector, with companies leveraging our services
  • Becomes a facilitator between private and public sectors and the government to launch new initiatives.
  • Proposes, organizes and coordinates business agendas with the government, universities, multinational companies, schools, law firms, recruiting agencies, tax consultants, telecom provider, amongst others
  • Very strong and well-established working relationship with Multinational companies, Ministries, organizations, chambers, government, universities, schools
  • Upholds confidentially
  • Service provided by Subject Matter Experts

Want to know exactly how we do these things? explore our services section

Mission

To contribute to the country’s development through the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment.

Vision

To achieve sustainable growth in a number of FDI projects in areas that have proven to be competitive in Costa Rica, by generating income, employment, linkages, technological transfers and knowledge for the benefit of all Costa Ricans.

Values

  • Integrity
  • Collaboration and solidarity
  • Excellence through total quality
  • Initiative, pro-activity and enthusiasm
  • Respect & commitment
  • Perseverance and discipline
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Companies rely on our expertise on a daily basis

Through out these 30 years, we’ve taken care of many companies, and their satisfaction gives us strength to keep doing our best. Here’s what a few of them have to say:

  • St. Jude Medical
  • Amazon
  • P&G
  • P&G

St. Jude Medical

Started operations: 2010Country of Origin: United States

“…they are very proactive, they do a constant follow up and also know Costa Rica and its business environment”

Amazon

Started operations: 2008Country of Origin: United States

“…they do it very well and play a very important role”

P&G

Started operations: 1999Country of Origin: United States

“…they have been our strategic partner in the success and development of our operation”

Moog Medical

Started operations: 2009Country of Origin: United States

“CINDE’s work to promote the establishment of our company was very important during the decision making process to come to Costa Rica”

Without a doubt, CINDE with not many resources and with a lot of creativity, has accomplished successful experiences of different latitudes, and in that way has contributed in a very positive way to the modernization and development of Costa Rica”

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)(CINDE): A Key Institution in the country’s success

Without a doubt, CINDE with not many resources and with a lot of creativity, has accomplished successful experiences of different latitudes, and in that way has contributed in a very positive way to the modernization and development of Costa Rica”

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)(CINDE): A Key Institution in the country’s success

A significant catalyst for this has been the sustained government attributed to CINDE (The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency), in promoting the local IT-BPO sector. CINDE’s aggressive promotion activities continue to promote Costa Rica as a high-value FAO, KPO and ITO destination, with San Jose as its flagship city. With this, various IT-BPO investments continued to flow into the city in 2012"

Tholons“Top 100 Outsourcing Destination for Outsourcing Services”, 2013

…The key factor that originated this development was the focalized strategy on FDI promotion that has followed the national investment promotion entity, CINDE… “CINDE focused on high-tech FDI, looking to diversify Costa Rica’s productive structure”…“This levered the educated workforce of the country and guaranteed a more advantaged international market position”

The World Economic Forum"Costa Rica: a Central America success story in competitiveness"

CINDE is one of the leading investment promotion agencies in Latin America, with a good track record and well-documented success stories in investor targeting. The agency’s mission statement not only highlights the organization’s role in attracting FDI to Costa Rica, but also its commitment to quality services for investors and its responsibilities as a facilitating agent"

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)“Aftercare: A CORE FUNCTION IN INVESTMENT PROMOTION”

CINDE is one of the leading investment promotion agencies in Latin America, with a good track record and well-documented success stories in investor targeting. The agency’s mission statement not only highlights the organization’s role in attracting FDI to Costa Rica, but also its commitment to quality services for investors and its responsibilities as a facilitating agent"

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)“Aftercare: A CORE FUNCTION IN INVESTMENT PROMOTION”

Costa Rica’s development model


has evolved drastically in the last 30 years

CINDE has been a key playerin this dramatic change

During the last 30 years Costa Rica has executed an international market insertion strategy based on export promotion as a growth engine, exports diversification, markets access and attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

CINDE started operations in 1982 as a support to the country’s effort in these topics, and today is focused on the attraction of FDI.

The evolution of CINDE

Evolution of CINDE

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