Representatives of four consejos de competitividad are meeting today for the second day with experts in a conference that has the support of the Organization of American States.
The consejos come from the Brunca region, the Caribbean, Guanacaste and the northern zone. These are creations of the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio in an effort to improve employment and promote economic development.
Also attending the sessions are representatives of industry, public agencies and academic institutes.
One goal of the sessions is to promote discussions among the various consejos. Each has their own agendas. For example, the consejo from Brunca, southwest Costa Rica, is emphasizing sustainability. The consejo from the Caribbean is trying to work in conjunction with the central government’s development plans for the area.
The ministry has been active in creating these promotional arms for innovation and competitivity, and it also has promoted small- and medium-size businesses with various programs and advantages, such as borrowing sources.