Central Gate

Small geographical country with ENORMOUS POSSIBILITIES

We are a nation proud of our education, health, quality and productivity. We believe in an education that promotes continuous improvement and high quality services in every industry. The importance of our human talent relies on providing our society with wide health care system coverage, high quality education and labor growth opportunities.

Our stability as a nation has proven, along the years, that we are a top choice for providing reliable and responsible high quality services for diverse industries and prestige logos around the globe. We stand out because of our delivery of timely and valuable results, powered by our innovative culture.

Regular collaboration is essential for a quicker, more flexible and responsive approach to changing markets. Costa Rica´s nearshore location makes it an ideal choice since we share similar time zones and cultures. Although Costa Rica is a Spanish-speaking country, English language education starts at an early age resulting in a high proficiency level of a significant percentage of our population. Our history of democracy and social stability are elements that have facilitated Costa Rica´s development. Commitment to high-quality education, ongoing opportunities and continuous improvement are key factors that promise a remarkable service that boosts businesses around the world.

Great Potential

  • 1st Country for future FDI in Central America and the CaribbeanFinancial Times: FDI Intelligence, 2015/2016
  • 1st Outsourcing City of Latin America (San Jose)Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations 2016, Tholons
  • The top choice among Latin America countries for establishing a Global Business Services CenterThe Hackett Group, 2013
  • San Jose is the best hub for Life Sciences, Electronics Manufacturing, Business and Financial Services; and Information and Technology in Latin AmericaThe World’s Most Competitive Cities 2015, Conway
  • Top seven City for future FDI in Latin America (Heredia) Financial Times: FDI Intelligence, 2015-2016
  • Costa Rica is among the top 5 Global Best to Invest countries in Latin AmericaThe Global Best to Invest, Site Selection Magazine 2016.

Why Costa Rica

  • Currently, almost 300 high-tech multinational companies are operating in Costa Rica.

  • Exceptionally talented and bilingual young workforce. Almost 100% of the employees in multinational companies are local.

  • Nearshore location: in the middle of the Americas, cultural affinity, ease of logistics and communications: training, visits & governance. Less travel time from Costa Rica to major US cities vis-à-vis East to West coasts in the US

  • Excellent business climate based on a renowned democratic tradition, economic and political stability. An attractive tax incentives package.

  • Robust utilities infrastructure. Almost 100% of energy is renewable. Redundant telecommunications access.

  • Quality of life in Costa Rica is high. Safest country in Latin America.

3 reasons to do business in Costa Rica

1. We have the right conditions that allow companies to grow with the right talent

Best educational system
in Latin America.
Above France, India, China, and Philippines (WEF, 2016-17)
English proficiency in Latin America.Second in TOEFL test (ETS, 2016)
Impressive 536% increase in university graduates between 1993 and 2015CINDE based on data from CONARE, 2015

Costa Rica talent leads in Latin America for its high-educational standards and outstanding productivity
levels as recognized by the World Economic Forum. These capabilities are the expected outcome of a
historical commitment to pursue greater economic growth and higher living standards through an
energetic and widespread educational policy at all levels of instruction where Costa Rica allocates over
7% of its GDP.

2. Your partner for business success

Pay to productivity: The output per employee has increased 97% since 2005 to position Costa Rica as #1 in pay to productivity relation in LATAM. (WEF 2016-2017)

Ideal location to access main markets: at the heart of the Americas, with the same time zone as the USA and easily servicing the EU.

The most competitive incentives to invest in the region: Costa Rica’s Free Trade Zone Regime (FTZ) offers a competitive set of benefits and tax incentives that meet World Trade Organization regulations.

A multifunctional and multilingual services industry: Costa Rica delivers on a wide range of highly complex and sophisticated processes. Over 75 business processes in 10 different languages.

3. Some of the processes we are able to call our daily job

  • Software design and engineering
  • Testing and development support for electronic devices (aeronautic industry)
  • Back-End Programming
  • Quality Assurance & Testing
  • Legacy System Support
  • Business Intelligence
  • Front-End web development
  • Mobile application, software development and maintenance
  • Oracle consulting (apps and ERP, hosting and support)
  • Engineering support for wireless communication
  • Cloud services
  • Data base administration
  • Digital production
  • Brand and marketing
  • Social media and marketing consultancy
  • E-commerce
  • Creative Conceptualization
  • Web Development
  • Application Engineering
  • Architecture design
  • Process Management engineering
  • R&D+i

For more information please contact here: https://www.cinde.org/en/sectors/services