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President Santos and Unilever Inaugurate the most modern powder laundry detergent plant in the world in Palmira Valle del Cauca

President Santos and Unilever Inaugurate the most modern powder laundry detergent plant in the world in Palmira Valle del Cauca

- Unilever has invested US$60 million in the new plant. - Over the last 3 years, the company has invested US$100 million in Palmira, including this new plant. - The plant will create 128 new direct jobs and 400 indirect jobs. - It is the first powder laundry detergent plant that Unilever has opened in Latin America in...

Invest In Colombia Magazine Article on Cocoa Production and Hotel Investment Opportunities to Support the Industry

Invest In Colombia Magazine Article on Cocoa Production and Hotel Investment Opportunities to Support the Industry

Proexport Colombia’s magazine is published in English, French, and Spanish, and is intended as an international entrepreneur guide, with details about all development efforts carried out in every region of Colombia and its main investment attractions. Now available for iOS and Android.

Financial Times: Colombia, an attractive place for buying and investing

Financial Times: Colombia, an attractive place for buying and investing

A recent article in the UK publication the Financial Times, highlights the new era in Colombia. The country’s new level of safety and its solid, developing economy are some of the elements that attract foreign investment and important brands like Dolce & Gabbana and the luxury hotel chain W Hotels.

Valle del Cauca, hub of development and foreign investment in the Pacific

Valle del Cauca, hub of development and foreign investment in the Pacific

The Valle del Cauca ranks third among destinations for foreign investment in the country according to data recorded by the Central Bank of Colombia (2013).

Hero MotoCorp, the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world, comes to Colombia

Hero MotoCorp, the largest motorcycle manufacturer in the world, comes to Colombia

With the help and management of Proexport, Hero MotoCorp began to build a motorcycle assembly plant in Villa Rica, Cauca, with an investment of US$37 million. This is the company’s first plant outside India, and from there it will concentrate its operations for Central and South America.

Colombia and France sign an agreement to protect investments

Colombia and France sign an agreement to protect investments

The Minister of Trade, Industry, and Tourism, Santiago Rojas, and the Ambassador of France in Colombia, Jean-Marc Laforet, signed an agreement on the reciprocal promotion and protection of investments (APPRI) in order to promote bilateral trade.

Colombian economy grew 6.4% in the first quarter

 Colombian economy grew 6.4% in the first quarter

According to reports from the Central Bank of Colombia, the GDP figure of 6.4% registered in the first quarter of the year was much higher than the issuer’s expectations (4.8%). Likewise, the indicators for sales and for Colombians’ confidence performed well between April and June.

It’s Time to Turn to Colombia: La Vanguardia

It’s Time to Turn to Colombia: La Vanguardia

According to an article by the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia, Colombia is the only Latin American economy expected to grow more in 2014 compared to the previous year. The country is well known as a source of oil and minerals with a growing manufacturing sector.

Colombia and Japan Approve an Investment Agreement

Colombia and Japan Approve an Investment Agreement

According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia, the agreement will promote and attract investments from Japan into the country. Japan is a target for Colombia’s commercial aspirations, considering that it is one of the major economies in the world, and the country is a beacon of growth and technological and economic development.

Bogota, Medellin and Cali among the 20 Most Attractive Cities for Investments

 Bogota, Medellin and Cali among the 20 Most Attractive Cities for Investments

According to the 2014 Urban Investment Attraction Index (Indice de Atractividad de Inversiones Urbanas, INAI), a survey by the Del Rosario University’s Competitive Strategy Planning Center (Centro de Pensamiento en Estrategias Competitivas, Cepec) and Chilean firm Inteligencia de Negocios, state that Bogota, Cali, and Medellin are among the cities offering the best advantages for international investment in Latin America. Political...

IHG to Invest in New Hotels in Colombia

IHG to Invest in New Hotels in Colombia

According to its 2014 investment plans, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will soon open three new hotels in Colombia: InterContinental and Holiday Inn Express in Cartagena, and Holiday Inn Express in Bogota’s business district.

FDI in Colombia improved 9 times in 10 years: UNECLAC

FDI in Colombia improved 9 times in 10 years: UNECLAC

According to the latest report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC), Colombia received FDI worth $16.77 billion USD in 2013, growing by 8% compared to the previous year, as well as displaying a significant support to job creation with a total of 67,000 new jobs in the last three years.

Bogota: The Best Business Environment in South America

Bogota: The Best Business Environment in South America

According to the first edition of Ranking of South American States of the Future, a study carried out by the FDI Magazine of the Financial Times Group, placed Bogota as the city with the best business environment, an important trait to have which increases how attractive foreign investors will view Bogota as a center for business.

Colombia, a Strategic Investment Hub in Latin America: IBM

Colombia, a Strategic Investment Hub in Latin America: IBM

IBM recently inaugurated its third data center, investing a whopping 17 million dollars in Colombia. Creating the most advanced cloud computing and Big Data center in the country. The company is preparing to reach its next goal of processing business operations that equal half of the country's GDP

The Top Five Most Attractive Departments for Foreign Investment in Colombia: Atlántico, Bolívar, Valle, Santander, and Risaralda

The Top Five Most Attractive Departments for Foreign Investment in Colombia: Atlántico, Bolívar, Valle, Santander, and Risaralda

The Financial Times, stated that Atlántico, Bolívar, Valle, Risaralda, and Santander are the Colombia’s regions which stand out for providing the best cost-benefit ratio for investors; which means that business owners will achieve a higher economic result while only having to make a smaller investment.

Foreign Direct Investment Record Achieved in Colombia

Foreign Direct Investment Record Achieved in Colombia

The Central Bank of Colombia reported that during 2013 Colombia received an unparalleled figure of an 8% increase vs. the previous year in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which summed up 4.5% of its GDP. With its tremendous growth, the country was ranked as the second best future investment destination in the first edition of the FDI Awards.

Colombia is fashionable abroad: Infomoney

Colombia is fashionable abroad: Infomoney

According to InfoMoney Magazine in Brazil, Colombia’s GDP has been growing at a greater rate than Brazil’s. As explained by the magazine, Colombia’s specific case is meaningful in view of the tough economic challenges it has had to go through, but which have now been surmounted, and has been able to position itself as one of the most promising economies...

Cartagena site of the 12th Latin American Leadership Forum on Infrastructure

Cartagena site of the 12th Latin American Leadership Forum on Infrastructure

The 12th Latin American Leadership Forum on Infrastructure will be held at the Cartagena Convention Center from June 10 to 12, 2014. The Forum is the main infrastructure market that has been designed to provide access to more than 500 high-level executives from sectors such as construction technology, engineering, investors and lenders. There will also be decision-makers present from the...

The United States increases its investment in Colombian industry and hotels.

The United States increases its investment in Colombian industry and hotels.

Following a report by Banco de la República, American companies in Colombia increased their investments to 2.981 billion dollars, which represents 17.8 percent of the total Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which reached 16.772 billion dollars.  

Bogota, Chinese and Japanese investors pay close attention.

 Bogota, Chinese and Japanese investors pay close attention.

As part of their strategy to attract foreign investment in the country, Invest in Bogota and Proexport Colombia toured China, Japan and Taiwan to publicize opportunities in Colombia.  

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Its steady growth, macroeconomic stability, tax incentives, strategic location, trade agreements, among other variables, make Colombia an excellent choice for your investment.

International observers and the three major rating agencies recognize a tradition of good economic management, historical performance of its obligations, macroeconomic responsibility and institutional stability.

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SNC - Lavalin

  "
The Canadian company SNC-Lavalin specialized in building and engineering services acquired the
Colombian firm Itansuca Proyectos de Ingenieria. The company expects to establish itself
in the local market through the offer of new projects."



Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  "The American hotel chain Starwood Hotels & Resorts started construction of The Ocean Towers project in Cartagena.
This project includes a tower for hotel purposes and another for apartments. The hotel opens in march 2012."



SEB

  "The French enterprise SEB Group specialized in household products acquired the 68% of the Colombian firm IMUSA.
With this transaction the French company expects to get into the Colombian market through its strategy of local brand purchasing."



SNC - Lavalin

  "
The Canadian company SNC-Lavalin specialized in building and engineering services acquired the
Colombian firm Itansuca Proyectos de Ingenieria. The company expects to establish itself
in the local market through the offer of new projects."



Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  "The American hotel chain Starwood Hotels & Resorts started construction of The Ocean Towers project in Cartagena.
This project includes a tower for hotel purposes and another for apartments. The hotel opens in march 2012."



SEB

  "The French enterprise SEB Group specialized in household products acquired the 68% of the Colombian firm IMUSA.
With this transaction the French company expects to get into the Colombian market through its strategy of local brand purchasing."



SNC - Lavalin

  "
The Canadian company SNC-Lavalin specialized in building and engineering services acquired the
Colombian firm Itansuca Proyectos de Ingenieria. The company expects to establish itself
in the local market through the offer of new projects."



Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  "The American hotel chain Starwood Hotels & Resorts started construction of The Ocean Towers project in Cartagena.
This project includes a tower for hotel purposes and another for apartments. The hotel opens in march 2012."



SEB

  "The French enterprise SEB Group specialized in household products acquired the 68% of the Colombian firm IMUSA.
With this transaction the French company expects to get into the Colombian market through its strategy of local brand purchasing."



SNC - Lavalin

  "
The Canadian company SNC-Lavalin specialized in building and engineering services acquired the
Colombian firm Itansuca Proyectos de Ingenieria. The company expects to establish itself
in the local market through the offer of new projects."



Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  "The American hotel chain Starwood Hotels & Resorts started construction of The Ocean Towers project in Cartagena.
This project includes a tower for hotel purposes and another for apartments. The hotel opens in march 2012."



SEB

  "The French enterprise SEB Group specialized in household products acquired the 68% of the Colombian firm IMUSA.
With this transaction the French company expects to get into the Colombian market through its strategy of local brand purchasing."



SNC - Lavalin

  "
The Canadian company SNC-Lavalin specialized in building and engineering services acquired the
Colombian firm Itansuca Proyectos de Ingenieria. The company expects to establish itself
in the local market through the offer of new projects."



Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  "The American hotel chain Starwood Hotels & Resorts started construction of The Ocean Towers project in Cartagena.
This project includes a tower for hotel purposes and another for apartments. The hotel opens in march 2012."



SEB

  "The French enterprise SEB Group specialized in household products acquired the 68% of the Colombian firm IMUSA.
With this transaction the French company expects to get into the Colombian market through its strategy of local brand purchasing."



SNC - Lavalin

  "
The Canadian company SNC-Lavalin specialized in building and engineering services acquired the
Colombian firm Itansuca Proyectos de Ingenieria. The company expects to establish itself
in the local market through the offer of new projects."



Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  "The American hotel chain Starwood Hotels & Resorts started construction of The Ocean Towers project in Cartagena.
This project includes a tower for hotel purposes and another for apartments. The hotel opens in march 2012."



SEB

  "The French enterprise SEB Group specialized in household products acquired the 68% of the Colombian firm IMUSA.
With this transaction the French company expects to get into the Colombian market through its strategy of local brand purchasing."



SNC - Lavalin

  "
The Canadian company SNC-Lavalin specialized in building and engineering services acquired the
Colombian firm Itansuca Proyectos de Ingenieria. The company expects to establish itself
in the local market through the offer of new projects."



Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  "The American hotel chain Starwood Hotels & Resorts started construction of The Ocean Towers project in Cartagena.
This project includes a tower for hotel purposes and another for apartments. The hotel opens in march 2012."



SEB

  "The French enterprise SEB Group specialized in household products acquired the 68% of the Colombian firm IMUSA.
With this transaction the French company expects to get into the Colombian market through its strategy of local brand purchasing."



SNC - Lavalin

  "
The Canadian company SNC-Lavalin specialized in building and engineering services acquired the
Colombian firm Itansuca Proyectos de Ingenieria. The company expects to establish itself
in the local market through the offer of new projects."



Starwood Hotels & Resorts

  "The American hotel chain Starwood Hotels & Resorts started construction of The Ocean Towers project in Cartagena.
This project includes a tower for hotel purposes and another for apartments. The hotel opens in march 2012."



SEB

  "The French enterprise SEB Group specialized in household products acquired the 68% of the Colombian firm IMUSA.
With this transaction the French company expects to get into the Colombian market through its strategy of local brand purchasing."




Proexport Colombia  is the bureau in charge of tourism, foreign investment and export promotion in Colombia.

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