Author: Invest Pacific

02 October 2018

Dutch flower company will create more than one thousand jobs in Valle del Cauca

Valle del Cauca is still an attractive region for the investment of foreign companies that find it as the ideal place to expand their business, thanks to all its given conditions of weather, soils, and…
24 August 2018

Japan, a key allied for investment in development, culture and knowledge

The Colombian – Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in association with the Embassy of Japan in Colombia, the Investment Promotion Agency for the Colombian Pacific –Invest Pacific-, and the Javeriana University of Cali, held…
17 August 2018

Valle del Cauca, one of the Top 10 Latin American regions with the best FDI strategy

Valle del Cauca has been considered as one of the 10 regions with the best strategies to attract investment in Latin America and Colombia according to the ranking published by FDI Intelligence, a research center…
16 July 2018

Yara Colombia launches its fertilizer facility, the biggest and most modern in Latin America

One of the most important projects for the Pacific and for Yara – the leading Company in the fertilizer’s market- will launch over 120.000 m2 of land of its own. During its construction, the project…
25 June 2018

LG Electronics settled a new logistics complex in Valle del Cauca

The vicinity with the Buenaventura Port, an excellent road infrastructure, versatility for logistics management and tax benefits, among other of the Region’s competitive advantages, were the reasons to establish the Korean Company LG Electronics’ National…
25 June 2018

European entrepreneurs get connected to Valle del Cauca’s investing potential

A tour through European countries was carried out, aiming to make foreign investment opportunities known to Colombian regions, with the participation of Invest Pacific, and Invest in Bogota, and organized by Procolombia and Santander Bank…
13 June 2018

Invest Pacific and invest in Bogota, are awarded as the best foreign investment agencies in Latin America and the Caribbean

In the setting of ‘The World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment’, the international investment promoting agencies of Valle del Cauca and Bogota Region, were awarded a recognition as the best in Latin America and the…
06 June 2018

Invest Pacific promotes Valle del Cauca as an investment destination to european countries

Valle del Cauca is one of Colombia’s most competitive regions, due its economic structure robustness, strategic position to respond to international markets, the presence of several foreign investment companies, the high levels of basic infrastructure,…
22 May 2018

Invest Pacific among the top investment promotion agencies of 2018

Invest Pacific has been recognized by Conway’s magazine Site Selection as one of the best investment promotion agencies in Latin America and te Caribbean. This prestigious mention was based on the work done by the…
11 May 2018

A delegation of austrian entrepreneurs visited the region

This week Invest Pacific accompanied a delegation of 15 Austrian entrepreneurs that arrived in the city to see the competitive advantages of our region. The interest of this visit began back in the month of…
09 May 2018

Invest Pacific promotes the region in three mexican cities

Starting today and until May 11th Invest Pacific will enter the last stage of the tour in the countries of the Pacific Alliance, organized by Procolombia where different investment agencies from the country will participate.…
07 May 2018

APEAM visit generates investment expectations for the region

Valle del Cauca is an ideal zone for avocado production, as confirmed by APEAM delegates (Mexican association of avocado producers, exporters and packagers) that visited the region during the first week of May with the…
02 May 2018

Valle del Cauca and its agricultural potential is in the sight of foreign investors

The solid infrastructure and connectivity offered by Valle del Cauca with Colombia’s main port located on the Pacific Ocean, Buenaventura, will be the key to be showed to 25 members of the APEAM, Mexican Association…
27 April 2018

BION 2018: Valle del Cauca, leader in energy production

Invest Pacific attended to the 2nd National Bioenergy congress, BI-ON 2018, organized by Cali’s Chamber of Commerce to assess the current situation, future trends and new sustainable energy generation models. This space was used to…
18 April 2018

The first part of the Invest Pacific tour on the Pacific Alliance ends

The first part of the national promotional tour with the participation of Invest Pacific reaches an end with great opportunities for Valle del Cauca. Perú was the first visited country out of the countries from…
16 April 2018

Invest Pacific will promote investment in the Pacific Alliance countries

Since April 17th Invest Pacific and other foreign investment and promotion agencies will visit Chile, Perú and México, countries that are part of the Pacific Alliance and that are key for continuing strengthening Colombia’s development,…
06 April 2018

More foreign companies are still arriving to the region

The region is still attracting the arrival of new companies that want to expand their business. The most recent example of this is the Chilean multinational VIRUTEX ILKO, specialized in home products that pre-launched its…
28 March 2018

Valle del Cauca’s Business and Investment Guide

Valle del Cauca’s investment guide has been available in our web page since March 1st, the document was jointly developed with Ernst & Young, one of the most important consultancy companies in the world. The…
07 March 2018

German investment opportunities in Valle del Cauca

Today, Wednesday morning on March 7th Bogotá, Invest Pacific and the German Colombian Chamber of Commerce organized the first business breakfast. Representatives of German companies were invited to this venue who received firsthand information about…
28 February 2018

British investment expectations for Valle del Cauca

Within the framework of the forum “United Kingdom and Colombia trade relationship: opportunities and challenges”, the British ambassador Petter Tibber visited Cali and showed his interest for diversifying trade relations with the city and the…
26 February 2018

Invest pacific holds its VII general assembly with excellent outcomes

The founders, contributors, members of the council and special guests of Valle del Cauca’s investment promotion agency, Invest Pacific, met on Thursday March 1st at the Intercontinental hotel in Cali. These private and public agencies…
17 January 2018

Cali, Leading Destination in the International Rankings

Cali started the year as a main player in an international level, regarded as one of the most attractive destinations for those who want to settle in the city either to move in or to…
05 January 2018

2018: A fruitful year for the arrival of foreign companies

2018 started with great opportunities for Valle del Cauca thanks to the fact that it is still proving to be an attractive department for foreign investment, given its vigorous business network and diversity in prosperous sectors…
24 November 2017

Buenaventura’s port: second day protagonist of the international visit

To close the event’s first day “Learning about Valle del Cauca’s Business Potential” the 45 guests from 25 Countries enjoyed the experience of Shared Services Centers, a model that centralizes enterprises’ functions to achieve efficiencies…
24 November 2017

International delegation learned about Valle del Cauca Biobusiness and Shared Services Centers opportunities

At 7 am and full of expectations, the delegation of 45 international guests arrived at the Alfonso Bonilla Aragon Airport, “Foreign Investment Influencers” representing 25 countries, were honor guests at the event: “Learning about Valle…
16 November 2017

A delegation of 25 countries visits Valle del Cauca to learn about its business potential for foreing investment

In the context of regional positioning strategy, Invest Pacific welcomes a group of 45 international guests who will be part of a three-day program to learn and experience the key elements of Valle del Cauca’s…
26 October 2017

Familia will invest USD$13 million in Cauca to increase its exports

Published by La República Con la producción de más de 330 millones de piezas entre pañales, pañitos húmedos, toallas, protectores, tampones y productos para las mascotas, Grupo Familia celebró los 20 años de funcionamiento de…
04 October 2017

Why invest in the Valle del Cauca region

14 August 2017

Convergence between Valle del Cauca and the Korean Business Community

Invest Pacific organized a meeting on last July 18th, with the purpose to introduce the potential that Valle del Cauca has for the development of business projects and their responsiveness to foreign firms; this particular…
18 April 2017

SANTIAGO DE CALI IS ONCE AGAIN IN THE TOP 10 OF THE BEST CITIES TO INVEST INTO GIVEN ITS COST-BENEFIT, AND GOES UP THE TOP 10 ON INVESTMENT STRATEGY

(Cali, April 18th, 2017) Financial times published a list of ranking wining cities “American cities of the Future 2017 / 2018” in which Cali, once again hit the Top 10 of the big cities with…
08 June 2016

GREAT SUMMIT OF VALLE DEL CAUCA: ‘UN VALLE DE OPORTUNIDADES’ (A Valley of Opportunities)

(Cali, June 8th, 2016) This Thursday June 9th, in the city of Bogota the Great Valle del Cauca Regional Summit ‘A Valley of Opportunities’ will be held; a business encounter that shows why Valle del…
19 May 2016

Valle looking toward the Pacific’s opportunities –Asia-

(Cali, March 31st, 2016) A forum with Asian countries’ representatives in Colombia and the group’s visit to the Buenaventura port, are part of the activities of the Invest Pacific Assembly to take place next Wednesday…
17 May 2016

AGRICULTURE FOR PEACE AT THE COLOMBIAN PACIFIC

(Cali, February 9th, 2016) “In agriculture there’s Colombian peace and the future of post-conflict” These words of Jean-Pierre De Meerleer, Commerce Official of the European Union (EU) Delegation, could be regarded as the core message…
04 February 2016

PACIFIC FREE TRADE ZONE AND PALMIRA LOOKING FOR JOINT SOLUTIONS

To facilitate passengers’ transportation from the Pacific Free Trade Zone to Palmira, to check payments done by this Free Trade Zone to the city to cover public lighting, tax incentives for the companies settled in…
04 February 2016

CALI AIMS TO ATTRACT FOREIGN INVESTMENT

“We must create the best environment possible for foreign investment to become a fact; we need to work from the security, economic and social environment stand point.  As long as these three aspects are functional,…
20 January 2016

FOREIGN COMPANIES HAVE INVESTED MORE THAN USD$150 MILLION DURING THE LAST FIVE YEARS IN PALMIRA: INVEST PACIFIC

(January 20th, 2016) the Director of Invest Pacific and the Mayor of Ciudad de las Palmas met in order to find out the number of foreign companies that entered Palmira during the last five years,…
01 July 2015

Unilever Detergent Plant Inauguration

Invest Pacific was on the scene for the new $80-million state-of-the-art Palmira Unilever phosphate-free detergent plant. The new plant has an 80,000-ton capacity to meet the demands of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Central America. Colombian…
01 July 2015

Fiber Optic Cable Production Plant Opens in Valle del Cauca

The Furukawa Group made its initial in-roads into Colombia through its 3,200-sq meter fiber optic cable manufacturing plant at the Pacific Free Trade Zone in Palmira with an initial investment of $5 million dollars that…
07 January 2015

The Iconic Motorcycle Brand Hero is Now in Colombia

• HMCL Colombia, a 100% Hero-capital branch • State-of-the-art 78,000-unit initial-phase in Villa Rica Cauca slated for opening in mid 2015 • 150,000-unit second-phase to boost production, as well as direct and indirect jobs •…
07 January 2015

Fiber Optic Cable Production Plant Opens in Palmira

This Japanese multinational will expand its international participation by investing in Valle del Cauca to the tune of a nearly 5-million dollar fiber optic manufacturing plant. The Furukawa Group has been in business for over…
07 January 2015

First Andean Region Fiber Optic Cable Plant Breaks Ground in August 2013

Once Furukawa’s Argentine fiber optic cable manufacturing plant was on stable footing, Colombia’s strategically located Valle del Cauca was next on its list for broadening its horizons. The city of Palmira was selected by the…
07 January 2015

Aptar, Mass Consumer and Medical Solution Custom-Packaging Manufacturer Sets up Operations in Valle del Cauca

APTAR has made in-roads into Colombia at the ‘Pacífico’ Free Trade Zone with a $6-million investment. The company generated 23 direct jobs (including one for an Argentine Ex-pat), and created nearly 120 indirect jobs  during…
07 January 2015

Valle del Cauca Garnered Third Place in South America as the Most Attractive Region for Direct Cost-Benefit Foreign Investment

The British daily Financial Times (FDI Intelligence) is a major Direct Foreign Investment research center in the world and a go-to reference for FDI decision-makers. The fDi Intelligence ranking examines 5 quantitative cost criteria: hotel,…
07 January 2015

Hotel Marriott Open for Business in the Capital of Valle del Cauca

Marriott has opened its 3rd hotel in Colombia in Cali – the city with the 2nd highest potential in the nation after Bogota. This latest Marriott hotel has 8 floors, 2,500 m² and 170 rooms…
07 January 2015

Transcom Worldwide Announces It New Latin American Center: TWW COLOMBIA in Cali

Transcom Worldwide now has its first $5-million Contact Center in Colombia slated to generate jobs and spur on urban renewal with the construction of its Valle del Cauca headquarters. Transcom is a global customer experience…
07 January 2015

The Urban Legend of theExodus of Multinationals from Valle del Cauca

After the closing of its Michelin and Bayer plants, the myth of the “Exodus of Multinational from Valle del Cauca ” began to circulate. This urban legend is riddled with easy-to-poke-holes-in fallacies that only serve…
03 January 2015

Cyber Security Zone 2012

The ‘Valle del Pacifico’ Event Center held a series of Cyber Security workshops from December 3rd to 5th. Cyber Security is on everyone’s mind, and to properly address it the II Cyber Security Conference was…