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Independent entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized companies, SMEs, have a business center that will help improve
their business skills through free support and training. - United States Embassy photo -








Published Friday, November 20, 2020

U.S. government invests $125,000
for the first Business Center
in Costa Rica

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff 

The United States government, through the embassy in Costa Rica, supported the opening of the first Business Development Center in Costa Rica.

According to the embassy, now independent entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized companies, SMEs, have a business center that will help improve their business skills through free support and training.

"This is the first of several centers in Costa Rica, inspired by the model of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of the United States, and it is possible thanks to the great teamwork of the National Institute of Learning, the Ministry of Economy and the United States Embassy," the embassy said in its statement.

Since 2010, this type of strategy has been supported with advice and financing of $125,000, according to the embassy.

"The opening of the first Business Development Center in Costa Rica is a reflection of years of collaboration between our two governments to support Costa Rican entrepreneurs," Sharon Day, the U.S. Ambassador in Costa Rica said. "Our entrepreneurial spirit is one of the best asset exports from the U.S. By offering technical assistance to Costa Rican entrepreneurs, these centers will share that spirit with business owners, vital to the growth of the Costa Rican economy."

The first center will be located in Rohrmoser District, San José Province. At the site, free training and advice will be provided to entrepreneurs of small and medium-sized companies to improve their businesses. It is estimated that these services can be provided to at least 400 companies a year, announced the Ministry of Economy.

According to the ministry, the next training centers are scheduled to open in San Carlos in the northern area of Alajuela Province, Liberia in Guanacaste Province and Limón Province.

People interested in participating in free business training have to reserve a space by calling the ministry line at (506)2520-1110. For more information, email informacion@ina.ac.cr or call (506)2210-6000.



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