In an attempt to attract foreign investments for Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís is traveling to the United States Monday to meet with U.S. businesses and government officials. The president said the trip will span both coasts, starting in San Francisco and ending in New York City.
In San Francisco he will meet with Intel representatives, he said, in hopes of talking about the company’s future business track in Costa Rica. In April the company closed its local assembly line, cutting 1,500 jobs in the process. About 1,000 are still employed in mostly engineering and finance fields.
Wednesday Solís travels to New York to talk with investors and banks about future prospects within the country. He will then spend a short time in Washington D.C. to meet with government authorities although he said its improbable he will end up meeting with Barack Obama because of the short timeframe. Then he will return to New York for another set of meetings before returning to San José next June 14.
Joining Solís on the trip will be Ministerio de Comercio Exterior Alexandra Mora and the president of the Agencia de Promoción de Inversiones en Costa Rica, known as Cinde, José Rossi.