Regional Office Set up to Promote Investment

The office will be in charge of developing investments in Central America and coordinating the arrival of companies interested in investing.

Friday, September 3, 2010

The creation of the office forms part of a strategic plan designed to attract foreign capital to the region.

"The presidential delegate for the promotion of investments in Nicaragua, Álvaro Baltodano, stated that the idea is to research all the strategic regional areas that can be optimized in order to attract more investment," reports

Regional representatives have agreed the creation of a network of investment promotion agencies in Central America and Panama to enable the flow of institutional investment information throughout the region.

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Better Practices in Investment Promotion

May 2012

Most investment promotion agencies are not responding to national enquiries by investors in the key sectors of agribusiness and tourism.

From a press release from the World Bank

According to Best Practices Study of Global Investment Promotion (Global Investment Promotion Best Practices) 2012 World Bank, 80 percent of investment promotion agencies are not responding to enquiries by investors in the key sectors of agribusiness and tourism, despite the fact that countries are competing to attract investment.

Nicaragua, Attractive Investment Destination

January 2012

The Government is emphasizing the understanding and agreement between employers, workers and officials on issues like the minimum wage.

Nicaragua seeks to position itself as an attractive and reliable place for foreign investment and to attract innovative projects, states the investment promotion agency ProNicaragua, which is preparing three business forums this year.

Panama to be Promoted in International Fairs

June 2011

Panama Invest 2011 is a series of conferences in different countries that aim to promote the opportunities offered by the country for the establishment of foreign investment.

PROINVEX is the agency for attracting investment and promoting exports in strategic sectors identified by the Government's Strategic Plan 2009-2014.

Stimulating the Honduran Economy

July 2010

International investors, including Carlos Slim, are to meet in an economic forum to evaluate more than 100 development projects in various sectors.

The event will take place on 4 and 5 November in San Pedro Sula, the economic capital of Honduras, to relaunch the promotion of the country as a destination for investment.

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