Economic Overview

Valle del Cauca is located at the Southwest of Colombia upon the Pacific Ocean and Cali, its capital, is the third most important city in the country. It has a population of 4.7 million comparable with countries such as Costa Rica, Panama, Ireland and New Zealand. Its GDP in 2017 was USD$28 Billion, higher than some Latin American countries such as Paraguay, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. Valle del Cauca is a dynamic and diverse region with a GDP growth at 2.2% (2017), growing to an even higher rate than Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Latin America. Furthermore, it has the main port of Colombia on the Pacific Ocean, Buenaventura, through which 42% of the country’s container cargo moves and having a direct connection with 360 ports and indirect connection with 920 ports around the world.

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In 2018, Valle del Cauca was recognized by Financial Times as one of the TOP 10 regions with the best FDI attraction strategy in Latin America and in 2017 Cali, its capital, was recognized by the same entity as the seventh city in the American continent with the best cost-efficiency for investments.  

Likewise, the region has dynamic and diverse industries, with more than 150 multinationals settled in its territory. Companies such as Unilever, Cargill, Goodyear, Nestle, Abbott, Ingredion, Baxter, Colgate, among others have their production site in the region, to serve the inner and the Latin American markets, including countries of the Pacific Alliance and the Andean region. In the same way, the companies in Valle del Cauca are leaders of their different market segments, including the four IT largest ones in the Country (Carvajal, TyS, Siesa, Open Systems and Compunet) which are local.   

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Address: Calle 3 No. 9 - 08 Cali, Colombia
Phone: +57 (2) 893 7882

Why to Invest

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    Economic Overview
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    Geostrategic Location
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    Business Network
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    Infrastructure and Connectivity
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    Human Talent
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    Competitive Costs
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    Quality of Life

Business & Investment Guide

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    Guía de Inversión del Valle del Cauca
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    Portafolio de clientes, proveedores y aliados estratégicos

Landline: +57 (2) 8937882.
Address: Calle 3 No. 9 - 08 Cali, Colombia

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