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Nearshoring to Valle del Cauca, an opportunity for US companies looking to relocate
06 July 2020

Nearshoring to Valle del Cauca, an opportunity for US companies looking to relocate

• Learn about the investment and growth opportunities that this Colombian Pacific region offers to assure supply chains for US companies which are currently highly dependent on production in China. • Metalworking, Electrical Equipment, Pharmaceutical…
Connect with the bilingual job opportunities in the region
16 June 2020

Connect with the bilingual job opportunities in the region

Invest Pacific, the regional Investment Promotion Agency in Valle del Cauca, invites all the people from Cali and Valle del Cauca who are fluent in English and who are looking for a job opportunity, to…
Coordinated Teams: The success in face of the crisis in Sitel Cali
12 June 2020

Coordinated Teams: The success in face of the crisis in Sitel Cali

Sitel Group, a company specialized in customer relations management, with more than 23 years of experience in Colombia and with a presence in more than 20 countries, can say that it has emerged victorious and…
Almost 80% of the multinational companies in el Valle are still operating and preserving employment
12 June 2020

Almost 80% of the multinational companies in Valle del Cauca are still operating and preserving employment

• A survey done by Invest Pacific to 85 foreign companies, both national and foreign capital, settled in Cali and in other towns of Valle del Cauca, show that 70% of these companies expect their…
Moove It, a company that is betting on software development in Cali
12 June 2020

Moove It, a company that is betting on software development in Cali

• Moove It sees the current challenges as an opportunity. That is why it continues with its software development operations and is betting on the human talent in Cali. Moove It is a software development…
Analysis Invest Pacific
12 June 2020

Foreign Investment: making a difference in the midst of the crisis

Beyond the reinvention and new order predicted by many experts, the challenges that the world economy present today in terms of employment generation, conservation of the business network, fixed capital and social security formation, have…
Settled investors ratify Colombia as an investment destination
11 June 2020

Settled investors ratify Colombia as an investment destination

• A total of 229 foreign companies that operate in the country were surveyed by the Regional Investment Promotion Agencies -including Invest Pacific- and ProColombia regarding the expectations of their operations both nationally and in…
06 May 2020

Good practices and initiatives of the foreign capital companies in Valle del Cauca

Through the message ‘#WeAreStillConnected for the region’, the Investment Promotion Agency, Invest Pacific, supports the foreign capital companies with their requirements in the midst of the impacts generated by the pandemic. In addition, from its…
17 April 2020

Invest Pacific continues to stay connected with the investment, seeking to generate more jobs for the region

• The regional Agency plans to reach 13 foreign direct investment projects at the end of 2020, estimating the creation of 1,300 new jobs for Valle del Cauca that can contribute to overcome the crisis…
25 March 2020

We are still connected to attract more investment to Cali and Valle del Cauca

On Wednesday, March 25th, it started to take place the preventive quarantine measure decreed by the National Government, headed by the President Iván Duque , which will go into effect until April 12th at midnight,…
22 March 2020

We are with our investors

Dear investor, At Invest Pacific we want to send a message of solidarity and optimism given the difficult circumstances that our country and region are going through due to the effects of Covid-19. We are…
16 March 2020

Preventing measures and contact channels to tend foreign investors

As a result of the health emergency declared by the Colombian government to mitigate the spread of Coronavirus (COVID19) Invest Pacific –Valle del Cauca’s Investment Promotion Agency- hereby informs that preventive actions have been taken…
10 March 2020

Brazil and Argentina, target countries to attract more investment to Valle del Cauca

From March 10th to the 19th, Invest Pacific will be visiting companies and potential investors of the manufacturing and services sector, interested in exploring investment opportunity in the region. In the last nine years, the…
09 March 2020

Investment supported by Invest Pacific has arrived to 18 towns of the region

The Agency has accompanied the arrival of 85 projects of foreign and domestic investment, in Valle del Cauca and northern Cauca, between 2015 and 2019, generating more than 8,000 new jobs in the region. Eleven…
10 October 2019

International Delegation highlights the reasons that make Valle del Cauca a powerful region for the investment in Hass Avocado

A delegation comprised of around 20 entrepreneurs and both foreign and national entities were connected for two days with the potential which the region offers for all the Hass Avocado supply chain. This tour was…
01 October 2019

Hass Avocado Entrepreneurs will be connected with Valle del Cauca’s Agroindustrial Potential

Near 20 entrepreneurs and both foreign and national entities will visit the Buenaventura port and the Hass Avocado Chain potential for the region. This tour hosted by Invest Pacific and sponsored by ProColombia will be…
01 October 2019

An international delegation was connected with Buenaventura’s port

On the second day of the tour around Valle del Cauca, the leaders got to know the competitive advantages and the logistic infrastructure of Buenaventura’s port. Last Saturday, September 28th, was the second and last…
28 September 2019

Hass Avocado continues to draw the World’s Player’s interests

On the first day of this journey, the delegation approached the avocado production from its’ plantation, in a farm located in Trujillo, to its’ packaging process for export and distribution, from a Packing House. Near…
28 September 2019

Delegation learned about Hass Avocado’s packing and commercialization process from Valle del Cauca.

In order to bring entrepreneurs and officials from different organizations that are visiting Valle del Cauca with the Hass Avocado chain that the region offers for its production and commercialization, Pacific Fruit’s packing house was…
04 September 2019

Etix Cali #1, first Tier IV data center outside of Bogotá

A brand-new infrastructure with the highest standards of the industry to address the needs of Colombian companies.  Etix Everywhere, European global data center developer and operator, and Compunet, leader in the Andean Region providing SAP…
29 August 2019

Valle del Cauca is promoted as a strategic destination for manufacturing investment in the United States

From September 9th to 13th, Invest Pacific will be carrying out a mission in Chicago and Cleveland, to promote the region as an ideal destination for the establishment of manufacturing operations. Having the only multimodal…
10 July 2019

The bilingual human talent of Cali and Valle del Cauca that seduces foreign investors

The arrival of foreign service companies such as MM Research Worldwide and SmrtDo shows the bilingual potential of the region. In the last eight years, with the support of Invest Pacific, 38 foreign service outsourcing…
02 May 2019

Foreign investment supported by Invest Pacific grew 55% in 2018

A positive outlook in terms of attracting foreign direct investment was achieved by the Investment Promotion Agency in the Colombian Pacific, Invest Pacific, for Cali and Valle del Cauca during 2018, by supporting the arrival…
04 April 2019

Invest Pacific highlights investment achievements in the region during 2018

With the arrival of 20 foreign direct investment projects, representing USD $181 million and that project to generate more than three thousand new jobs for the region, the Investment Promotion Agency in the Colombian Pacific, Invest Pacific,…
22 March 2019

The biggest Afro business association in the world will be visiting Cali

The potential of the city region and the wagers for its progress will be presented to the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC). The city region has competitive advantages that are focused on: a diverse…
27 December 2018

Japan reduces travel warnings for Cali and Buenaventura

Thanks to the region’s improvement and efforts in terms of security, Japan reduced travel warning levels previously issued about the cities of Cali and Buenaventura, thus favoring a trust environment for foreign visitors to such…
26 December 2018

Financial Times awards Invest Pacific for its alliance strategies with foreign companies

Invest Pacific, the Investment Promotion Agency for the Colombian Pacific was granted the “fDi Strategy Award 2018” of Financial Times, given its ‘after care’ strategy, used to strengthen alliances with foreign capital companies settled in…
20 December 2018

BreakfasToBusiness 2018, a space to make contact with investors

In the last eight years, the arrival in Cali and Valle del Cauca of important investment projects to manufacturing, logistics, agro-industry and services sectors, confirms the strength of its corporate tissue and the leadership of…
20 December 2018

Cali hosted the most important event in the software and technology industry

Cali was the chosen scenario for Summit Softic 2018 “Strategy of ICT Sector for Competitiveness”, the most important business conference in Colombia’s software and technology industry, carried out on November 28th last, at the Centro…
20 December 2018

Tostao’, the coffee with a social aroma that came to Cali

“‘Tostao’ Pan y Café” (Bread and Coffee) is a renowned Coffee shop chain recognized by its social commitment, with the policy of making their products of accessible consumption to any social level, while providing employment…
30 November 2018

Fruits and flowers, Valle del Cauca’s potential captivating foreign investors

The recent arrival of such companies like Green Fruit Avocados, Florius Flowers and Viveros Genesis Colombia, show the region’s agricultural leadership and fruit production potential, making it attractive for the Pacific Alliance markets. Valle del…
26 October 2018

Cali inaugurated the country’s first service free trade zone: Zonamerica

Connecting the world, encourage creative minds, empower entrepreneurial talent and make Cali a service and technology export platform, those are some of the many benefits Colombia’s first Service Free Trade Zone –Zonamerica- has to offer,…
22 October 2018

Invest Pacific receives worldwide recognition as an investment agency committed to sustainable development

Given its social contribution promoting the coming of companies that believe in sustainable development, the generation of employment opportunities, and life quality improvement of vulnerable communities, Invest Pacific, – Investment Promotion Agency for the Colombian…
05 October 2018

Europe with Buenaventura

The Port of Buenaventura, the most important upon the Colombian Pacific, welcomed the visit of Ambassadors, Officials and Commercial Advisors from the European Union, during their diplomatic agenda in the region.  At that point, they…
04 October 2018

European delegation, allured by innovation and technology breakthroughs in Cali

After connecting to Valle del Cauca’s value proposition and getting to know its economic potential during the Forum ‘A Daring Valle’, carried out on September 27th last in the city of Cali, commercial attachés, and…
04 October 2018

European diplomats, connected to Valle del Cauca value proposition

During the last seven years, more than 90 investment and re-investment projects, both national and foreign, have arrived to Valle del Cauca, 25 of which are European. All these investments have represented more than US$895…
04 October 2018

“If the regions thrive, the country thrives as well”: Invest Pacific Director during Confecámaras

With the purpose to converse and share about the actions and initiatives that have been consolidated throughout the regions of Colombia, tending to promote the country’s development and creating favorable conditions to attract further investments,…
02 October 2018

Growing investment opportunities from Japan with Valle del Cauca

The Investment Promotion Agency for the Colombian Pacific – Invest Pacific, continues its purpose to keep on consolidating connections with foreign business people and companies, that promote the region’s development and progress.  That’s how along…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…