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CINDE Costa Rica

Torre Universal, 22nd floor.

Sabana Sur, San Jose, Costa Rica

+506 2201-2800

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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.

We are devoted to your satisfaction. In a nutshell, we help companies settle in our country providing specialized advisory and guidance in 4 focus areas including investment advisory, investment entry, investment retention/expansion and linkages & spillovers. For more information, you can download our Services Catalogue here.

CINDE provides full-service support during site selection, set-up, installation and aftercare phases, including a detailed roadmap and timetable for each of these processes. For more information, you can download our Services Catalogue here.

Our specialized support consist of investment advisory services, “hand-holding” investors through customized agendas, meetings, government organizations, Real Estate brokers, attorneys, accountants, industrial parks and office parks, along with the entire red tape area and assistance in topics such as permits, immigration, FTZ Regime, among others. For more information, you can download our Services Catalogue here.

Since its creation in 1982, CINDE has promoted FDI in strategic sectors such as Smart Manufacturing, Knowledge-Intensive Services, and Health & Wellbeing, to generate employment and greater opportunities for its most valuable asset: its people; with the goal of contributing to the social and economic development of Costa Rica. Our subsectors include Digital Technologies, Creative Industries, Corporate and Business Processes, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Wellbeing and Tourism Infrastructure. Explore all of our investment sectors here.

Around 4,400 different products like medical devices, electronics, metal mechanics, and 350 food varieties are exported from Costa Rica to 155 destination countries. In addition, over 100 different business processes such as software development, engineering, design, analytics, AI, supply chain, and global services are delivered from Costa Rica in more than 12 languages.

For almost 40 years, CINDE has advised and guided over 330 high-tech companies to establish in the country, becoming the right partner to reach sustainable productivity and drive investment with a purpose.

The multinational companies established in the sectors of smart manufacturing, knowledge-intensive services and health & wellbeing have generated over 140,000 direct and around 70,000 indirect jobs to date (2020), thanks to CINDE's support and according to data from the Costa Rican Social Security (C.C.S.S by its Spanish acronym). For more information you can download our latest impact reports in the Resources page here.