Investment Monitor: Costa Rica is the country that punches above its weight the most when it comes to attracting FDI
Although the country continues to be a key outsourcing hub, investors are seeing its potential for manufacturing and R&D operations, particularly relating to life sciences and tech.
According to the Investment Monitor’s 2022 Inward FDI Performance Index, Costa Rica is the leading country in the inward investment levels against its gross domestic product (GDP), with a score of 13.4. This means that Costa Rica received more than 13 times the volume expected of projects attracted given the size of its economy, ranking above countries like North Macedonia, United Arab Emirates, Croatia, Serbia and Estonia.
In 2021, Costa Rica attracted 103 investment projects. This outstanding achievement responds to key factors such as a pool of highly prepared human talent, a technology-enabled and collaborative ecosystem where digital technologies, health, value-added processes and client-centered solutions converge. All these within an environment focused on driving companies towards sustainable productivity.