Better results and stability in most productive sectors in the country are projected by the companies in the coming months.
The main private sector union started this year to measure business activity in the country, with the aim of determining the results achieved in the different productive sectors and short-term prospects in terms of investment and growth.
Eleven clusters are operating in Costa Rica, in sectors ranging from digital animation to flowers, food or agricultural products, seeking better operating and financial leverage.
Achieving greater access to credit, winning new customers and suppliers, discussing industry issues and possible solutions, more formalized operation or devising new strategies are part of the benefits of belonging to a cluster, a policy that is actively supported by the Costa Rica Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER).
Seventeen Chinese companies who are operating in the region in sectors such as infrastructure, petrochemicals, telecommunications and high technology form part of the new association.
The purpose of the Association of Chinese Enterprises in Central America (Assecca), which will be based in Costa Rica, is to improve the promotion of their work in the region, create alliances and provide support in the different activities carried out in Central America.
In Costa Rica a bill has been put forward which aims to allow cooperatives and private and public pensions funds to invest in public infrastructure.
The bill introduced in the Legislative Assembly "... aims to allow different private and public organizations dedicated to raising money from pension funds, to invest in the construction of public works."
Fedecrédito joins Wells Fargo in order to capture a greater market share of remittances between the U.S. and the Central American nation.
"We believe that our Salvadoran population living abroad, will appreciate having adequate access to services, enabling them to send money home quickly and safely, with a network of branches with a presence nationwide", said Macario Armando Rosales Rosa , president of Fedecrédito.
The Enade Forum 2011 with the theme "Poverty Reduction: Facing the Challenge", will take place on October 13 in the Hotel Westin Camino Real’s convention center .
The forum, which is held annually by the Foundation for the Development of Guatemala (FUNDESA) together with the productive sector in Guatemala, will present issues of national interest and encourage discussion among businessmen, government officials, trade unionists, cooperatives, civil society leaders, the diplomatic corps and speakers from around the world, on its central theme.
Caribbean-Central American Action (CCAA) is a private, independent organization that promotes private sector-led economic development in the Caribbean Basin and throughout the Hemisphere.
Operates in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Caribbean Community
Phone: (202) 331-9467
The Panamanian Aseguradores Association (APADEA), is a non-profit organisation, that was created in 1952 with the objective of developing, enlarging and coordinating the activity of the insurance market throughout Panama.
Operates in Panama
Phone: (507) 225-4445
Management advisory firm that advises clients on issues in finance, strategy and governance, as well as on business development, raising capital.
Operates in El Salvador and Guatemala
Phone: (1) 2125450228