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Guatemala, a country to live

With beautiful sceneries, high cultural diversity, abundant historical and cultural attractions, a highly developed capital city, Guatemala is definitely a unique country to live in. It has been ranked as one of the 10 happiest and most positive countries in the world.

Political and Financial Situation

Guatemala is an economically thriving country. Being the largest economy in Central America, it has a wide diversity of destinations and products. In addition, macroeconomic stability is widely recognized; has a low and controlled inflation, exchange rate stability and one of the lowest external debts in Latin America. Download document Guatemala in figures:

Guatemala's Climates

Guatemala, the country of the Eternal Spring, is a country with an exceptional climate. With an average temperature of 21°C (70°F) throughout the year and more than 360 microclimates along its 108,889 km² (42,042 mi²), the climate allows for a variety of activities which makes it a unique country.

Investments in Latin America

Latin America is a region of great economic importance and very attractive for foreign investment, representing 13.5% of total direct foreign investment worldwide, according to UNCTAD. To strengthen trade and foreign investment in the region, the Interamerican Development Bank created ConnectAmericas, a social network for promoting business and investment in the region. See more at:

How to open a business in Guatemala

To operate in Guatemala, every investor should register their company in the Commercial Register. The process takes from 12 to 19 days. The easiest and fastest way to do this is through a web portal designed to make all of your arrangements online and communicate directly with the institutions involved in the opening process.

Tourism in Guatemala

More than a journey, Guatemala is full of life lessons. It has 42,042 square miles of immense diversity: Colonial Cities, Mayan Ruins, Caribbean Coast, Pacific Ocean, Volcanoes, Lakes, Tropical Rainforest, spaces to practice extreme sports, and a highly developed city . However, the country offers more than this: leaving life lessons to every visitor.

“For one of our main clients, Allied Global’s operations in Guatemala represent its second major call center service provider” -Germán López, Chief Strategy Officer. Allied Global
“Guatemala represented a unique and attractive business model. A challenge was visualized in Guatemala. We ran the risk and it worked” -Lic Juan Martínes Venegas, General Manager Marhnos Guatemala
"Guatemala is our main emerging market in Latin America. All of our clients are pleased to do business in Guatemala - José J. Urizar, EGS Operations VP in Guatemala
“In Guatemala, the tax incentives to establish a new business are attractive, the business environment is positive and optimistic, and the workforce is excellent” -Federico Medinilla, CEO Xerox Guatemala
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Guatemala Exports
More than 4,075 different products to more than 140 markets around the world.
It is the main exporter of electricity of the entire Central American region.
Guatemala is ranked in the Top 10
Latin American countries most qualified for doing business.

Why Guatemala?

For being the economic hub of Central America and meeting point for business thanks to competitive advantages such as geographic location, rich natural resources, quality of the workforce and high logistical performance, Guatemala has a solid infrastructure and increasing technological avidity, positioning itself as the metropolis of the region. Since 2003, the country shows a 375.6% growth in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which shows the strength of its economy and the confidence of large foreign and multinational companies. . (502) 2421-2490
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According to the National Survey of Employment and Earnings 2013, Guatemala has a total workforce of 6.0 million people, of which 27.4% are aged between 15 and 24 years and 72.6% between 25 and 65 years.

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Guatemala's location is its greatest natural attraction and competitive advantage for foreign investment. Its geographical proximity to México and Central America makes Guatemala a commerce bridge for a market of over 68 million people, on a production area of more than $319,000 million USD.

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Modern and cosmopolitan

Modern and cosmopolitan, Guatemala City is the political and economic center of the nation. With more than 4 million people, it is the quintessential metropolis of the entire region, and the most developed from Mexico D.F. to Bogota, Colombia.

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Guatemala has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2013 of US $53,673.4 million., with average growth of 3.4% since 2001 and 0.5% in 2009, despite the Global Financial Crisis.

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The Guatemalan Government plays a strategic role in the development of investments in the country.

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This is one of the most important developments

This is one of the most important developments in terms of government commitment to the investment sector.

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The country exports more than 4,075 different products to more than 140 markets worldwide. Guatemala’s flagship products in terms of export are clothing and textiles.

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Guatemala, a place of large foreign companies and multinationals.

Guatemala has a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $49,902.87 million USD, with a 3.4% average growth since 2001 and 0.5% in 2009 despite of the World Financial Crisis.

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