IBM to make $300 million investment here

BM said Thursday that it would invest $300 million over the next 10 years and employee 1,000 persons to develop a technology information center.

IBM now has facilities in Costa Rica that process client relations, provide accounting and operate shared services with clients in the Americas. The company is headquartered here at Global Park Free Zone in La Aurora de Heredia. The services the company will offer include security, troubleshooting, maintenance and monitoring of systems and software for its clients principally in the United States and Europe, said Casa Presidencial.

The government is calling this the one of the most relevant investment in the country in 13 years, and President Laura Chinchilla is taking credit for maintaining contacts with the computer and technology company during her trips to the United States.

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