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CINDE Among Annual Top IPA 2020 Ranking for 6th Consecutive Year

Site Selection Magazine published the latest ranking recognizing the Investment Promotion Agencies from every region of the world that the market deems best in class.Costa Rica was awarded as the most proficient IPA in Central America and the Cari...

MAY 6th 2020
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Within days, Prent Reinvented Itself by Creating Face Shields and Donating them to the United States and Costa Rica

• In 48 hours, the company created face shields against the new coronavirus and donated more than 10,000 in the United States.• 1,200 protectors were delivered to Costa Rica.Costa Rica. May 6th, 2020. When Prent Corporation in Janesville learned t...

MAY 6th 2020
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ICU Medical Costa Rica Has Hired 200 New Employees in Recent Weeks and Donates US $20,000 to COVID-19 Emergency

•Company has established best practices in protection and hygiene, to combat COVID-19San José, May 04, 2020. ICU Medical, Inc., a world leader in the development, manufacture and sale of innovative medical devices used in infusion therapy and cri...

MAY 5th 2020
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Costa Rica Implements Ambitious Training Program to Enhance Workforce Skills in Preparation for Industry 4.0

•Scholarship program will enhance capacities in STEM industries and improve Costa Rican opportunities during the fourth industrial revolution. •Technical training, which will be delivered virtually, will increase employability.San José, Cos...

MAY 5th 2020

Kimberly-Clark Donates Funds and Products to Assist the COVID-19 Outbreak

Kimberly-Clark, a company specialized in the development of health, hygiene, and personal care products, donated US$15,000 to assist the novel coronavirus outbreak in Costa Rica. These funds support the initiative led by the North American Costa R...

APRIL 30th 2020

United States Removes Costa Rica from Intellectual Property Watch List

*Article originally published by the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica:•Costa Rica has worked since 1995 to be removed from the watch list.•The United States recognizes Costa Rica's substantial achievements and progr...

APRIL 29th 2020

Costa Rican Goods Exports Grow by 10% in Q1 of 2020

*Article originally published by PROCOMER: •Service exports closed out a successful 2019 as well, at 5% more than in 2018.•FDI was up by 13.4% in 2019 from 2018.    San Jose, April 23, 2020. Export...

APRIL 28th 2020
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Microsoft Platforms Invite the Public and Teachers to Reskill Virtually

•The virtual platforms are Microsoft Learn and Microsoft Educator Centre. •One focuses on students and the public who want to reskill for the fourth industrial revolution, and the other one provides teachers with interactive learning. ...

APRIL 27th 2020

Costa Rica to Develop its Own COVID-19 Detection Tests

*Article originally published by the Government of Costa Rica: task force is made up of Costa Rican experts in molecular biology, physiology, virology, microbiology, genetics, and biotechnology.This will eliminate depende...

APRIL 24th 2020

Multinational Companies Reaffirm Their Trust in Costa Rica and Announce Expansions with Over 3,000 Positions

Throughout the last weeks, different multinational companies have reiterated their trust in Costa Rica and have announced several expansions. Amazon, Samtec, and East West are part of this growing cluster. Also, CINDE and the Ministry of Tour...

APRIL 24th 2020
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Edwards Lifesciences Donated US$80.000 to Help High-Risk Populations Before the COVID-19 Emergency

•Edwards is a multinational enterprise in the life sciences field, located at the free zone La Lima, CartagoSan Jose, Costa Rica. April 23, 2020. Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural he...

APRIL 23rd 2020
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CINDE and Ministry of Tourism Relocate Jobs Via Virtual Platform Offering 950 Open Positions

•Initiative seeks to support the tourism sector and other industries through the relocation of personnel.•20 multinational, free-trade zone companies join the initiative to incorporate new positions and help combat the COVID-19 emergency in Cost...

APRIL 22nd 2020
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Amazon Plans to Create More Than 2,000 New Jobs in Costa Rica

•The company is looking to increase its local workforce to continue to provide exceptional service to customers around the world.•Many of the new virtual and onsite positions are eligible for comprehensive benefits such as private medical and de...

APRIL 20th 2020
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MicroVention Increases Aid for Employees to Combat the Effects of the COVID-19 Emergency

· Food and transportation subsidies have increased to support families during this health crisis.· Company maintains operations while practicing strict health, hygiene and social distancing measures.San José, April 17, 2020. The Free Trade Zone mu...

APRIL 17th 2020
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Samtec Will Hire 150 Employees and Donate Funds and Face Masks for the COVID-19 Emergency in Costa Rica

•The company will be donating 800 N95 face masks to the Costa Rican health authorities and US$25,000 for buying diagnostic kits and tests. •Expansion in Costa Rica will enable the company to increase its human talent in the coming months.&n...

APRIL 16th 2020