Country boasts of getting 39 new firms

The entities that seek international investment say they landed 39 new projects in 2014. The investments are about $474.4 million and generate 10,291 jobs, they said.

They are the Coalición Costarricense de Iniciativas de Desarrollo and the Ministerio de Comercio Exterior.

An announcement said that the new firms come from the United States, Ireland, South Africa, India, Puerto Rico, Holland, Germany, Canada and Venezuela.

The new jobs offset the loss of some 4,343 during the year, the announcement said.

The new firms are in textiles, light manufacturing, agriculture, food processing and distribution. There were nine new firms in the medical device sector, the announcement said.

The ministry said that the Banco Central estimates that by the end of the year some $2.2 billion will be invested in the country.

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