A Logistics Hub in Costa Rica?

A feasibility study will be carried out on converting the canton of Orotina in Alajuela, into a center to attract economic development in order for large logistics companies to establish there.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

From a statement issued by the Georgia Tech Foundation:

According to Emmanuel Hess, President of the Georgia Tech Foundation "Orotina canton has special factors which make us to think that it would be feasible to set up a logistic hub which would encourage the arrival of companies." Among these conditions, Hess said is its proximity to Puerto Caldera, proximity to the National Route 27, which allows travel to San Jose in about 45 minutes, the Canton's excellent interconnections via fiber optics and the probable location of the new international airport in that region.

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