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US businesses love Costa Rican workers, there’s just not enough of them
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US businesses love Costa Rican workers, there’s just not enough of them

The Tico Times - June 26, 2015

Costa Rica’s best kept secret is its talent pool, according to several international business leaders speaking at a foreign investment conference Thursday. Business leaders met to discuss…

US food giant Mondelēz to open shared-services center in Costa Rica
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US food giant Mondelēz to open shared-services center in Costa Rica

L. Arias - June 16, 2015

Illinois-based multinational food and beverage company Mondelēz International on Monday announced it has chosen Costa Rica for a new shared-services center that will provide business and human resources…

UN: Foreign investment in Latin America falls 16 percent in 2014
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UN: Foreign investment in Latin America falls 16 percent in 2014

AFP - May 27, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile – Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean fell 16 percent in 2014, reversing a decade-long growth trend as the region's economies slowed, a…

South Korean textile company opens new plant in Costa Rica
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South Korean textile company opens new plant in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 24, 2015

South Korean company SAE-A Spinning launched operations in Costa Rica on Thursday with the inauguration of its yarn spinning plant in the province of Cartago, with an initial investment…

What would joining the OECD mean for Costa Rica?
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What would joining the OECD mean for Costa Rica?

The Tico Times - April 10, 2015

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development formally invited Costa Rica to apply as a candidate for membership this week, five years after it began its push to join the exclusive…

Foreign direct investment in Costa Rica declines 21 percent, but still beats government prediction
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Foreign direct investment in Costa Rica declines 21 percent, but still beats government prediction

L. Arias - April 7, 2015

Costa Rica in 2014 received $2.1 billion in foreign direct investment, representing a 21 percent decrease compared to 2013, according to the latest report from the Central…

Cargill announces $100 million expansion in Costa Rica
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Cargill announces $100 million expansion in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 20, 2015

The U.S. company Cargill, owner of the Costa Rican chicken and deli brands Pipasa and Cinta Azul, on Thursday reported it will invest $100 million over the next…

US firm Emerson expands operations in Costa Rica
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US firm Emerson expands operations in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 18, 2015

Emerson, an American multinational headquartered in Ferguson, Missouri, inaugurated its expanded service and engineering centers in Costa Rica on Wednesday. The firm plans to hire 200 new workers here over the…

Bacardí opens regional service center in Costa Rica
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Bacardí opens regional service center in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 12, 2015

Iconic rum maker Bacardí inaugurated a regional service center in Costa Rica on Wednesday, where the Caribbean company will provide administrative support to other countries throughout the Americas. The center, located in Escazú,…

Regulatory hurdles, inexperience contribute to China-Costa Rica trade imbalance
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Regulatory hurdles, inexperience contribute to China-Costa Rica trade imbalance

The Tico Times - January 1, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís travels to China tomorrow with the aim of attracting Chinese foreign investment and much-needed jobs to Costa Rica, but the president has a…

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