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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.
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Costa Rica Invests in La Radial de Alajuela to Enhance Tourism and Reduce Traffic

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) reopened the road on La Radial de Alajuela. After three months of work and endless traffic...

U.S. and Costa Rica Forge Strategic Alliance in Technology and Telecommunications

Deputy National Security Advisor Neuberger, along with Department of State Ambassador at Large for Cyberspace and Digital Policy Nathaniel C. Fick and U.S. Ambassador...

Poas Volcano National Park Temporarily Closed Due to Increased Volcanic Activity

The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) informed that the Poas Volcano National Park had to be closed...