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Employment outlook among industrial sector shows no improvement

Industrial entrepreneurs consider the country's high electricity tariffs as the main factor affecting their companies’ competitiveness, as well as costs of social security, high fuel prices, bad road infrastructure, unfair competition from informal businesses, and high taxes.

Only 17 cantons will enforce dry law during Holy Week

Business owners who disobey the dry law will face fines of up to 10 base salaries, or ₡4.2 million (some $7,500).

Tax information returns extension deadline ends next week

Those who fail to submit informative returns before the extended deadline are exposed to fines ranging from 10 to 100 base salaries, equivalent to ₡4.2-₡42 million ($7,475-74,750).

10 Ticos selected for President Obama’s Young Leaders Initiative

Participants during five weeks will visit companies or non-government organisations where they will work jointly on a venture action plan to be implemented here upon their return.

Caminos de Osa rural tourism project takes you to the doorsteps of Costa Rica’s people

Caminos de Osa is a rural tourism project designed to help small businesspeople in this remote part of Costa Rica's southern Pacific get a piece of the lucrative tourism business around world-renowned Corcovado National Park.

Yo Emprendedor gives entrepreneurs a start

The startup competition Yo Emprendedor seeks to help Tico entrepreneurs get started.

Costa Rica Asks for Financial Help to Deal with Wave of Migration

Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves asked Wednesday at the Davos forum for financial support so that the country can continue to be "just as...

A Costa Rica Expat’s View on Driving in Costa Rica

Are you tired of driving on smooth, well-maintained roads with clear signage and courteous drivers? Are you looking for a truly thrilling driving experience?...

Travel + Leisure Names Costa Rica among Best Scuba Diving Destinations in the World

According to Travel + Leisure magazine, Costa Rica has one of the best places in the world to practice diving: Cocos Island."Costa Rica's Cocos...

Costa Rica Wildlife – Meet the Jabiru Stork

There are few big birds in Costa Rica. Great curassows and black guans are hefty. Great blue herons and great egrets are tall. Nobody...
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