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Why Costa Rica?

Quality, innovation and productivity


are written in our DNA


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Stability, innovation and a proven international competitiveness create the right climate for success

With a proven track record of 120 years of solid democracy, economic and political stability, Costa Rica is unmatched as the top choice for investing in the region.

Political Stability Index
DOWNLOAD ALL STATSSource: World Bank, The Worldwide Governance Indicators, 2015.
Score: between 1-100
Democracy Index
DOWNLOAD ALL STATSSource: The Economist. Democracy Index 2015.
Score: (1-10)
Safety Index
DOWNLOAD ALL STATSSource: Latin Business Chronicle (FTI Consulting), 2013
DNA

We stand by peace and liberty,
a trade that's recognized internationally.

Donde haya un costarricense, esté donde esté, hay libertad.”

Where there’s a Costa Rican, wherever he is, there is freedom.”

Julio María SanguinettiFormer President of Uruguay

Looking back we can appreciate the amazing evolution of our services propelled by our employees’ passion and by a strong win-win relationship with the Costa Rican Government, its communities and its people. With time and hard work, and thanks to the great Costa Rican talent, we have evolved significantly in the value chain and now we offer high value services from Costa Rica”.

Tara Polanco General Manager
Procter & Gamble Costa Rica

Looking back we can appreciate the amazing evolution of our services propelled by our employees’ passion and by a strong win-win relationship with the Costa Rican Government, its communities and its people. With time and hard work, and thanks to the great Costa Rican talent, we have evolved significantly in the value chain and now we offer high value services from Costa Rica”.

Tara Polanco General Manager
Procter & Gamble Costa Rica

Personally, I can't speak highly enough of the satisfaction I have with our team in Costa Rica, and the value they bring to our international organization. This should be obvious, as roughly two thirds of VIA employees are now in Costa Rica”.

Gregory M DeLaere President & CEO
VIA Information Tools

Our main objective was to identify the best location for our Planning Services Center for Latin America. A place where we could get the talent and the group of professionals that our operation requires. A place with an excellent quality of life that would offer professional growth for our people. And certainly a place where we could take advantage of an excellent relationship with the government. The decision was Costa Rica. Today we are a 100% and absolutely convinced that this was the right decision”.

Eduardo Adame Associate Director of Planning Services Center
Procter & Gamble Latin America

We have been working in Costa Rica for about two years. We started there with no people and now we are about 45. The three things that we have enjoyed the most about working in Costa Rica are the support we received during the companies’ establishment process, the country’s excellent education program, and the country itself. Love the people, love the language, love the food. I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience here so far. We are looking to go from 50 to about 250 in the next several years”.

Geordie Konrad Founder and CEO
Konrad Group

We have been working in Costa Rica for about two years. We started there with no people and now we are about 45. The three things that we have enjoyed the most about working in Costa Rica are the support we received during the companies’ establishment process, the country’s excellent education program, and the country itself. Love the people, love the language, love the food. I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience here so far. We are looking to go from 50 to about 250 in the next several years”.

Geordie Konrad Founder and CEO
Konrad Group

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to getting about the world!

When we say centric location, we are literally there. Costa Rica is at the heart of the Americas, with ports in the Pacific and Atlantic coasts, and Free Trade Agreements that provide preferential access to over 57 trade partners and 2/3 of the global's GDP. We offer the speed to market... to the world!

93.4% of export goods are covered by FTAs and we possess investment promotion and protection agreements with 14 countries.

Worldwide market access:

2.5bpeople

66%global GDP

Markets with preferential access

A great working environment


takes businesses to another level

Cooperation between workers
and employers is vital

In Costa Rica we consider work as an engine for personal growth. That’s why we foster companies to continue having good cooperation between workers and employers thanks to an “Asociación Solidarista”.

This translates into a positive work environment and at the same time, the workers are happier and more efficent. The rotation is low and productivity goes up.

1st in Latin America

IN COLABORATION IN labor-employer relations

Source: WEF 2015-2016
Cooperation Ranking
DOWNLOAD ALL STATSSource: World Economic Forum. The Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016.
Score: 1 to 7, where 7 is generally cooperative.

What does “Asociación Solidarista” actually mean?

What is it?It’s an employer-sponsored workers’ association. Both employer and employees contribute to the fund.

What does it do?It operates as a credit union, providing multiple benefits to the employees, who can participate voluntarily.

Is it important?They have widespread participation, 94% of incorporated associations to “Solidarista Movement” are part of the private sector.

PlusThere are no sector-wide bargaining instances, unlike American unions. Also, there are some similarities to a 401(k) retirement plan, without the stock options.

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