Bogota : Center of opportunities
Bogotá is the economic, cultural and administrative center and capital of Colombia, which in turn is the ideal gateway for the Latin American market due to its location, political stability and economic development. Bogotá is the ideal place for the development of all types of businesses.
- Services: IT, BPO and shared services; creative industries; business and consulting services; extractive industry services; and clean technology.
- Manufacturing:Automotive and transportation; chemicals; and processed foods.
- Life sciences: Biotechnology; renewable energy; medical equipment and supplies; cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
- Infrastructure: Infrastructure and logistics; and hotel and tourism.
Medellin : Colombia’s industrial capital
According to economics and politics, it is Colombia’s second most important city and is also an internationally well-positioned dynamic center for commerce, industry and technology. The city inspires with its continuous progress, its remarkable economic performance and for being one of the best cities to do business in the region.
Medellin offers opportunities to attract foreign entrepreneurs in the fields of ICT (shared centers and BPO, development and integration of IT services and applications, and software and data center development), cosmetics and toiletries (production and R&D centers), tourism (business and shopping destinations), textiles, and agribusiness (fruit and vegetable produce and woodlands).
Cali : Colombia’s doorway to the Pacific
The capital of the Valle del Cauca department is currently considered the third most important city in Colombia. Strategically located in the South-West of the country, Cali is found within reach of the Buenaventura marine port, the most important ocean exit in Colombia, which connects the country to the Pacific basin. Investment opportunities in the region can be found in service outsourcing, cosmetics and hygiene products, agribusiness, and hotel and tourism infrastructure.
Cartagena & Barranquilla : Port and industrial center
There are more than 3,300 maritime export routes sailing from Colombian ports offering regular, direct or connecting service on 30 steamship companies with destinations in 480 ports around the world. More than 165 million tons of export and import products were moved by ocean in 2013. The economy is diverse and quite strong in the metal-mechanics, logistics, energy, and business services sectors, amongst others.