Our expectations are to keep attracting companies with added value that will contribute to job creation, improve the working conditions of the city’s residents, and generate dynamics of knowledge transfer and good practices that will have a positive impact on the economic environment in Bogota and the rest of Colombia. If we analyze the arrival of foreign investment over the last five years, the investment projects supported by us have created an average of 3,800 jobs per year.
Additionally, we have managed to attract investment from over 45 countries in the last two years, and a fifth of the companies that have arrived in the city have decided to reinvest. This year, we hope to provide support for the implementation of at least 40 foreign investment projects in the city. Another of our goals is to attract at least two anchor companies per year, meaning companies that are leaders in their industries and that will help us to dynamize the local economy.
Finally, Bogota is working hard to become the Entrepreneurship capital of Latin America. We have lot of conditions to do so, like training and support offered by the Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor’s Office, the presence of about 16 business incubators, 12 business accelerators, 40 co-working spaces, 11 matchmaking platforms, among others. Nowadays, for instance, Bogota is the second capital in Latin America, after Sao Paulo, where the startups have achieved the highest fundraising between 2010 and 2019.