EARTH joins economic development pact for Costa Rica’s Huetar Caribe region

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: September 6th, 2017

Diverse representatives from Costa Rica’s national and local Caribbean governments, private sector and academia – including EARTH University – met on August 30 to sign a pact focusing on the productive and competitive development of Costa Rica’s Huetar Caribe region. The pact aims to strengthen the competitive capacities of the region, generate new quality employment opportunities, attract investors and reduce existing regional gaps.

Participants pose together with Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís and Vice President Ana Helena Chacón, after signing the development pact.

Participants pose together with Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís and Vice President Ana Helena Chacón, after signing the development pact.

Resulting from months of effort by the executive committee of the Caribbean Special Economic Area, the pact establishes the creation of the following productive development centers in Limón Province: agroindustry, food processing, logistics and tourism. Each was selected, thanks to a zonal analysis, as a development-driving activity in the area and will focus on generating added value, encouraging entrepreneurship and lending support services.

As innovation, the formation of just and prosperous societies, and ethical entrepreneurship are some of EARTH’s strongest pillars, the University views being party to this alliance as in furtherance of its mission.

This news item was produced with information from a press release published by the Office of the President of Costa Rica.