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Costa Rica backs people power as Industry 4.0 challenges loom

Costa Rica has transformed its economy from one based around agriculture to a much more diverse offering. However, the challenges presented by Industry 4.0, and the  automation of jobs that will come with it, pose a whole new set of questions for the country, as Jacopo Dettoni reports. 

a working mandate

Costa Rica president looks to job and tax overhaul

After a tight electoral battle, Carlos Alvarado emerged victorious in Costa Rica’s 2018 presidential elections. As he assumes office, he tells Jacopo Dettoni how he is planning to fix the country’s employment and fiscal issues. 

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Costa Rica plays to its strengths and develops talent

Jorge Sequeira, managing director of the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE, spoke to Courtney Fingar about its strategy of concentrating on the business and IT sectors, developing life sciences and manufacturing, and cooperating with businesses to ensure it can offer them the right skills.

a clean reputation

Costa Rica president looks to build on clean reputation

Costa Rica is enjoying a reputation for sustainability, low inflation and robust economic growth. But president Luis Guillermo Solís tells Natasha Turak he is committed to improving education and opportunities for his citizens before stepping down in 2018. 

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Costa Rican president welcomes Panama Canal expansion

The expansion of neighbouring Panama's canal will boost business in Costa Rica and shore up the development of the Caribbean basin as an integrated trade hub, Costa Rica president Luis Guillermo Solís tells Jacopo Dettoni.

Central America enjoys stable FDI inflows in 2014

Figures from 2014 show that FDI flows into central America remained consistent with 2013 levels. 

SME supply chain

Are IPAs the missing link in the SME supply chain?

For FDI projects to have a positive impact on a region, the investing company may need to connect with local supply chains, something that, as Michal Kaczmarski finds out, economic developers are well placed to help with. 

FDI boosts job creation in Americas in 2014

Nearly 100,000 jobs were created through FDI by automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM), business services, renewables and consumer products firms in the Americas in the first six months of 2014.

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Costa Rica's new president springs into action

Costa Rica's new president, Luis Guillermo Solis, has wasted no time in hitting the investment trail. During his first visit to the US, he tells Michal Kaczmarski why inward investment is so important and explains his strategy for making Costa Rica a hub for high-tech companies.

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