Costa Rica News – The Northern Zone of Costa Rica has become a magnet attracting investment projects.
One example, a Tico-Panamanian company will channel $40 million in the cardboard box industry and will produce 200 jobs.
The Global Packaging Group is investing $40 million in just the first stage. The plant is being constructed in Muelle de San Carlos. It will create a free zone industrial park in the second phase.
This is just one of at least five planes of investment in the initial stages or in development. Some reasons companies are choosing the area include the improvements in infrastructure and the existence of manpower.
A pharmaceutical building is also in the works, where North American investors will install an embryo laboratory for livestock.
There will also be a new sugar mill for processing sugar cane.
The growth goes beyond the agricultural sector to software development and tourism. The area boasts thermal waters and spas.