Costa Rican exporters look to increase sales at international fair
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Costa Rican exporters look to increase sales at international fair

L. Arias - September 11, 2015

Local business owners will be seeking to expand their sales in the international market at the next Buyers Trade Mission 2015 to be held Sep. 22-25 at the…

‘The Venture’ offers up to $1 million for social entrepreneurs
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‘The Venture’ offers up to $1 million for social entrepreneurs

L. Arias - September 10, 2015

Scotch Whisky giant Chivas Regal this month launched “The Venture,” a competition in which applicants from 23 countries -- including Costa Rica -- will have a chance…

Costa Rican company opens first liquid egg processing plant in Central America
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Costa Rican company opens first liquid egg processing plant in Central America

L. Arias - August 21, 2015

The Costa Rican company Innovo on Thursday inaugurated in Naranjo, Alajuela, the first liquid egg plant in Central America in a ceremony attended by President Luis Guillermo…

Costa Rica’s Imperial beer now available in Switzerland
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Costa Rica’s Imperial beer now available in Switzerland

L. Arias - August 19, 2015

Costa Rican company Florida Ice and Farm this month began marketing its most popular beer brand Imperial in Switzerland. Earlier this month the company sent its first shipment of 17,000 bottles,…

Costa Rican company begins exporting wood-burning stoves
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Costa Rican company begins exporting wood-burning stoves

L. Arias - July 15, 2015

Nostalgia for the taste of meals prepared in wood-burning stoves is what prompted Tico company Perfection Group to start selling one of their star products abroad. Juan…

Foundation offers $1.3 million in funding for sustainable development projects
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Foundation offers $1.3 million in funding for sustainable development projects

L. Arias - February 19, 2015

The Costa Rican foundation Fundecooperación para Desarrollo Sostenible this week reported they have ₡750 million ($1.3 million) available to finance small- and medium-sized businesses to help improve the quality…

Costa Rica to build its first industrial park for small- and medium-sized businesses
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Costa Rica to build its first industrial park for small- and medium-sized businesses

L. Arias - December 4, 2014

The Costa Rican Chamber of Industries (CICR) on Wednesday said that next year they will begin a preparatory stage for building an industrial park that will host only small- and…

Costa Rica’s capital is the second best city in the region for doing business, World Bank says
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Costa Rica’s capital is the second best city in the region for doing business, World Bank says

L. Arias - November 17, 2014

San José ranks second among 22 cities from Central America and the Dominican Republic for doing business, according to the World Bank report “Doing Business 2015,” presented…

Costa Rica, Latin America falling behind the rest of the world in the booming ‘information economy’
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Costa Rica, Latin America falling behind the rest of the world in the booming ‘information economy’

Matt Levin - May 2, 2014

The World Economic Forum released a report last week on Internet "readiness." The comprehensive report looks at how prepared an economy is to benefit from information and…

Costa Rica to host Central America franchise summit
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Costa Rica to host Central America franchise summit

L. Arias - April 21, 2014

Costa Rica will host the first Central American Franchise Summit on May 14 at the Radisson Hotel, west of the capital. The meeting aims to promote franchising…