An Incipient Services Industry in Honduras

Companies from the United States are investigating the availability of bi-lingual personnel, which would enable the installation of customer service call centers.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Similar to other countries in the region, Honduras has a U.S. compatible time zone and a close geographic location. Adding to these advantages is a building infrastructure that is being left behind by factories closing down due to the decline in demand for their products.

In an article in, Reynaldo Yanes notes that "the first business park especially designed for outsourcing activities, Altia Business Park, will begin operations by the end of this year." Rubén Sorto, the manager of the project, added, "In addition to the company already mentioned, there is a software development company in advanced negotiations to also set up at the park, for which the potential for the future continues to grow."

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U.S. Companies Analyze Investing in Honduras

February 2010

Representatives from call center and outsourcing companies told president Porfirio Lobo their intention of investing in the country.

Executives from Ovum, Arledge Company and Harts Group met with Grupo Karim's, the administrator of Altia Business Park.

"These companies operate in the call center industry, server support, back office services, telemarketing and providing operation centers for regional corporations", explained an article in Proceso Digital.

Honduras: Altia Services Park Readies Expansion

January 2010

Completion of the first tower is expected for March, and the construction of the Village Center area will begin in September.

Village Center will feature restaurants, four banks, shopping stores and gymnasium.

Rubén Sorto, Marketing Manager at Grupo Karim's, project developer, announced that "a number of international companies are negotiating to set up shop in this business center ...

Honduras: Services Park Altia opens in February

November 2009

The first tower of Altia Communications Park will be opened in February.

Rubén Sorto is the marketing manager of Grupo Karim, developer of the project. He explained that in spite of the political crisis, several international companies are currently negotiating to operate from the park.

Honduras: Free Trade Zones Must Diversify

March 2009

The decline in the garment industry, a product of the crisis, means that industrial parks must diversify.

Daniel Facussé, president of the Honduran Maquila Association, spoke to La Prensa of Honduras about the situation of the sector and free trade zones in the face of the global crisis.

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