Costa Rica News – Costa Rica is the best investment destination in Latin America and thirteenth for outsource services in the world, according to global consulting firm Tholons.

Coalition for Development Initiatives (CINDE), responsible for attracting investment to Costa Rica, said in a statement that Costa Rica stood out as the best in the region in the list of the top 100 destinations for outsource service operations in 2013.

The report is performed by specialists in business and reflects the dynamics and development of countries as locations for service companies.

The best destination for investment in services in the world is India, with cities like Bangalore, and Mumbai, followed by the Philippines, Ireland, Poland and China.

In Latin America, the most attractive countries for such investment are Costa Rica, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Argentina.

According to Tholons, Costa Rica showed an improvement of five positions in the index relative to 2012 and has established itself as a key player in the corporate services industry and information technology in Latin America and in the world.

For the consulting firm, much of the success is due to Costa Rica’s strong promotion of the sector of information technology and corporate service outsourcing.

Foreign Trade Minister, Anabel González, welcomed the “international recognition that this index gives the country in an industry that has become a key part of the national economy.”

For his part, the director general of CINDE, Gabriela Llobet, said the Tholons report clearly reflects the great progress that has taken the country to host operations of high value-added services.

“Today we compete directly with locations very strong industry in the world such as India, Poland, Ireland and Malaysia,” he said.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose Costa Rica