Nature may be Costa Rica's best known asset, but sustainable productivity has made it a thriving destination for foreign direct investment.
Costa Rica bets on a future where human talent, sustainability and technology pave the way for development.
Technology firms, life sciences giants, services and green multinational companies are thriving in a country with a young, savvy and creative population.
Costa Rica attracts businesses who know the importance of shared growth, achieved by world-class education, process sophistication, converging technologies, multisector collaboration and innovation.
We foster high-impact business outcomes.
Committed towards becoming the next hub for life-centered solutions.
Costa Rica provides a dynamic platform for talent development, in alignment with market needs and the jobs of the future.
Talent is our greatest resource. We cultivate intelligence naturally.
in skills of current and future workforce in Latin AmericaGlobal Competitiveness Report, WEF, 2019
in TOEIC and TOEFL tests in Latin America demonstrating first class English proficiencyETS, 2018
country for Innovation Outputs in Latin AmericaWIPO, 2020
year when education was declared free, universal and mandatory for boys and girls
Human Capital, Workforce Skills and Quality of Education in Latin America, Costa Rican´s are talented by nature.Global Competitiveness Report, WEF, 2019
in Digital skills of the population, we are digitally savvyGlobal Competitiveness Report, WEF, 2019
Costa Rica commits 14% of total government expenditure to elementary, high school and post-high school education. Nearly double the average 7.9% of OECD countries.OCDE, 2019
Costa Rica is your strategic ally to generate impact, perform on your ESGs and achieve your sustainable development goals (SDGs). Sustainability for us is not a hype, its been part of our DNA for the past 60 years.
Where else can you be 99% carbon neutral just by plugging into its energy grid?
of Costa Rica electricity comes from renewables.CENCE, 2019
of the national territory is covered by forests.SINAC; MINAE, 2019
of the world's biodiversity in just 0.03% of the Earth's surfaceUNDP, 2020
of Costa Rica´s land is protected: national parks, conservation and natural reserves.SINAC; MINAE, 2019
Only nation to revert deforestationUnited Nations
Global Champion of the EarthUN Environment Programme, 2019
of the only 5 Blue Zones in the world with the highest longevity among population.Blue Zones, 2020
National Plan for Carbon Neutrality by 2050Government of Costa Rica, 2018
Costa Rica is a proven partner for enterprise-wide transformation. We are a truly technology-enabled ecosystem, a dynamic environment for innovation and R&D.
The ideal melting pot for crosswise collaboration where manufacturing, knowledge intensive services, and health & wellbeing meet to design life-centered solutions.
of exports in Costa Rica are services. Nearly 2x the OCDE countries at just 27%.OCDE, 2019
billion reached in knowledge-intensive services exportsProcomer, 2019
billion in MedTech exports, with a 12.3% growth compared to 2018 exportsProcomer, 2019
of Shared Services are multifunctional, including FP&A, HR, IT, analytics, development, supply chain and R&DCINDE, 2019
global Shingo Awards won in Costa Rican operations for Operational Excellence, in 2019.Shingo Institute, 2019
on multi-stakeholder collaboration in Latin America, becoming a dynamic environment to innovateGlobal Competitiveness Report, WEF, 2019
different business processes delivered from Costa Rica in more than 12 languages.CINDE, 2020
of services delivered are in EnglishCINDE, 2020
different products are exported from Costa Rica to 155 destination countriesProcomer, 2018
growth in average output per employee in Medtech and 47% growth in the services sectorProcomer; BCCR, 1999- 2019
trade partners including USA, China, Europe, Singapore and South Korea, with preferential access to 2/3 of the worlds GDPCOMEX, 2020
At present, Costa Rica is Amazon's second-largest services hub outside of the US with over 10.000 FTEs. Amazon Costa Rica is the nearshore solution when it comes to the Americas. Our growing team highlights the exceptional talent we've found in Costa Rica.. We have had tremendous success in getting our Costa Rican associates to provide world-class support for our customers, sellers, and internal customers.
The Costa Rica site has 3 capabilities that create a competitive advantage for us: Business Process Management, Digital and Operating Discipline. We have proven an incredible ability to "break down" a process, standardize it, and build it back up leveraging digital solutions to more efficient and effective than anyone could have dreamed. Costa Rica has become a source of talent for P&G globally
In addition to its human talent, we surely were driven by Costa Rica's location, democratic stability, good infrastructure, high living standards, favorable regulations and tech ecosystem. We are committed to making Costa Rica a Microsoft regional service hub. From San José, we support thousands of companies in their digital transformation process.
We were looking for the next generation of talent as much as a competitive cost structure. Here, we found an untapped wealth of young people that wanted to learn craftmanship with a more evolved set of capabilities in robotics and digitization, deliver precision manufacturing and be part of a forward-thinking entity.
Over the last 10 years, we consolidated in Costa Rica moving process from 14 different places in the world. This became an integrated site and a center of excellence, more than just a manufacturing location. We've managed to reduce energy consumption by more than 40%, with the installation of the largest solar panel project in the country on a single roof.