QCOSTARICA – After a rough start to May at home President Luis Guillermo Solis will look to pick up his game on the road over the next 10 days on a business trip to the US. Solis will visit 4 cities to woo enterprises that could establish operations in Costa Rica in the service sector, light manufacturing, medicine and textile industries.
Tagging along with the president will be the Minister of International Commerce, Alexander Mora, Chancellor Manuel González and the Director of CINDE, Jorge Sequeira. The team will visit Charlotte, Atlanta, Austin y Chicago.
The mission has three objectives according Minister Mora, the first of which is to meet with 20 companies that are thinking of establishing operations in Costa Rica, or expanding their existing operations. The list includes Accenture, General Microcircuits, Apollo Endosurgery, Abbott y Hospira.
The second objective is to visit universities in the US, to obtain assistance in improving Costa Rica’s human capital, Solis will visit the North Carolina Investigative Center, Georgia Tech, University of Georgia and Northwestern.
Finally, the president will participate in a trade show organized by the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce and the World Affairs Council of Charlotte, he will have the opportunity to highlight Costa Rica’s virtues to representatives of 250 businesses at the show.
Solis also has interviews scheduled with CNN, Univision and Telemundo.
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