A Financial Times ranking places these Central American cities among the best cities of the future in Latin America for its ability to attract investment and generate wealth for its inhabitants.
San Jose, Panama City and Heredia, in the Top 10 cities of the future A Financial Times ranking places these Central American cities among the best cities of the future in Latin America for its ability to attract investment and generate wealth for its inhabitants.
It may be that in fiction films have in the cities of the future there are flying cars, modern transport systems, but by the third ranking the Financial Times, Cities of the Future are those that generate economic development, atren investment excel in innovation, and they have ability to generate quality of life.
Overall, São Paulo remained as the first city of the future for its ability to attract more than 500 projects between 2010 and 2014 and to attract companies like Boeing or Deutsche Post.
San José, Heredia and Panama City are the only three Central American cities featured in the ranking of cities of the future in Latin America, made by Financial Times. San Jose also noted for its economic potential by the Chilean Antofagasta. In addition, the Costa Rican capital also stands as one of the cities of the future for your investment strategy, with Richmond, Quebec or Ottawa.
Heredia was the only small location to enter the top 10 this year. Financial Times said that Heredia attracts investment projects 9.2 per 100,000 inhabitants, the third highest in Latin America. Over 35% of FDI in the city is in the services sector, 21.43% in the field of software and IT services.
At inversionsitas they attracted to free zones and industrial parks, such as the free zone of Intel, Global Parky Ultrapark are among nine free zones and industrial parks that the city offers. For the financial daily, Heredia is a profitable option for investors cost efficient for their competitive wages, rents, cheap electricity and low costs for importing and exporting goods. These factors led to Heredia prominence in the number seven in the ranking of small cities with better cost efficiency factor.
The port city of Antofagasta in northern Chile moved into ninth place ranking this year because of its high per capita GDP (US $ 52.272), the third highest in Latin America of the cities studied. The city is rich in mining history, especially copper and nonmetallic minerals, most of its development lies in these industries. It has also increased the number of companies registered in the city of 2010 to 2013 patent.
Financial Times noted that Latin America fell between 2012 and 2014. It is a 9.79% due to the economic instability of the countries as well as civil and political upheavals, that have undermined investor confidence.
The region has a high dependence on oil. With the fall in prices between 2014 and 2015 also they caused economic uncertainty for many countries in Latin America. Furthermore, FT alert, with many presidential elections in sight by 2017, it is necessary to encourage the growth will be key in places where energy production falls and therefore the revenue they bring to the city.
Ernesto Chong de León, Ernesto Emilio Chong Coronado
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