InvestChile opens its new offices in New York, Brazil, Germany and France
June 1, 2011
CORFO's InvestChile has most ambitious plans this year. As the agency in charge of strengthen the growth capacities of the Chilean economy and diversify both the production and export base through promotion and attraction of "high impact foreign investment", InvestChile is looking for investment that will increase the capital base, improve competitiveness and carry out a positive impact in the nation.
Juan Antonio Figueroa, Head of InvestChile, has revealed that since Chile started its promotional efforts in the global market in 2000, InvestChile has contributed to the positive investment flow of more than US$ 2.4 billion in foreign and national investments that have created more than 40 thousand new jobs. Only in 2010, InvestChile was able to bring US$143 million in foreign investment to the country. This encourages InvestChile to have an even more ambitious plan for this year.
"Our strategy is based in two areas, promotion and attraction of investment towards Chile. For the first (promotion), we have a team of representatives in Spain, Italy, India, China and in the US. To attract investors, we go directly to the source (the country) visiting companies in a yearly campaign. We also host International Investments Forums, as the "Investment Opportunities in the Food Industry Forum" that will take place in two more weeks (from June 6 to 9) in which we have invited over 60 companies to come and get to know Chile".
In addition Mr. Figueroa announced that this year InvestChile will have offices in New York, Brazil, Germany and France.Investor Relations Services
"InvestChile has a specialized support team for investors, that promotes a product (Chile), with the advantage of having a more stable economy, a great position in competitive rankings and solid and specific opportunities in the food, mining and offshoring sectors" explained Juan Antonio Figueroa.
Among the services provided to foreign investors by InvestChile, Figueroa states that this division is in charge of finding potential partners for companies that are interested in settling in the country; it facilitates access to a network of business and governmental agencies in order to facilitate the access of investment and in certain cases it offers economic incentives to these investments.