Well funded international corporations continue to expand, creating high paying jobs while improving the country's infrastructure, resulting in an increasingly beautiful paradise.
Intel has invested over $700 million in Costa Rica, employing over 2,900 people and over 2,000 indirect workers. Intel has stated that among their reasons for selecting Costa Rica were its highly educated workforce and political stability. Electronics is now Costa Rica's largest export and the industry employs 12,000 and exports US$1.65 billion in products a year.
No doubt Intel carefully considered their decision to start operations in Costa Rica. Many other multinational companies such as Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Lucent, Bristol Myers, Abbott Labs, Chiquita Brands, Esso, Texaco, 3M, UPS, DHL, Gillette, Warner Lambert, Xerox, Glaxo Smith Kline, Johnson & Johnson, SC Johnson, Sherwin Williams, Sony Music, Pfizer, Kimberly Clark, Manpower, Dole Fresh Fruit, Colgate Palmolive, LL Bean, Alcatel, BASF, KPMG, Price Waterhouse, Deloitte & Touche, 3-Com, Motorola, Oracle, Perkins Elmer, Western Union, Unisys and Cisco Systems have made large investments in Costa Rica.
In addition, celebrities including Mel Gibson (purchased $25 million in real estate in May 2007), Michael Jordan, Pamela Anderson, and Woody Harrelson to name just a few have also purchased land in Costa Rica. Visitors to Costa Rica in 2007 include, Vince Vaughn, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Danny DeVito.
Steve Case is proposing his own development in paradise: an $800 million, 650-acre luxury resort in Costa Rica. After leaving AOL Time Warner, Steve Case switched gears and invested his time in everything but technology. Unlike many other luxury resorts ...more, click here