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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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Growth of Guatemala
The attraction of Foreign Direct Investment has increased 400% reaching $1.3 billion in the year 2013.
University Students
Guatemala has the largest student population in all of Central America with more than 312,700 students enrolled in 14 universities.
Why Guatemala?
Guatemala is ranked among the top 10 happiest countries in the world, according to the "Happy Planet Index" of the New Economics Foundation.
Guatemala is the most developed metropolis in the entire Central American region from Mexico, D.F. to Bogota, Colombia.



Agencias de Promoción del Comercio e Inversión

El objetivo del foro es brindar una oportunidad a los participantes para intercambiar las últimas tendencias en el sector de servicios globales e identificar oportunidades de negocios en América Latina y el Caribe. Esperamos contar con la participación de más de 500 empresas del sector servicios incluyendo representantes de grandes empresas de Latinoamérica y del Caribe, Asia, Europa y Norte América. Outsource2LAC ofrecerá el ámbito ideal para generar contactos y reunirse con potenciales clientes y socios comerciales. Así mismo, se espera que asistan más de 20 Agencias de Promoción del Comercio e Inversión de los países de América Latina y el Caribe.

Este evento se celebra desde 2011. El primer Outsource2LAC se celebró en Montevideo, Uruguay. En el 2012 el evento se llevó a cabo en Medellín, Colombia, y el año pasado en Buenos Aires, Argentina. El evento ha logrado reunir más de 1800 empresas de servicios globales de más de 20 de los países Latinoamericanos, del Caribe y de los Estados Unidos, Irlanda, España, Francia, Egipto, la India y Filipinas asistieron al foro, se celebraron más de 2400 reuniones de negocios, y se han hecho negocios por más de $14 millones de dólares según las encuestas recibidas.
22 October 2014

By Claudia María Galán  

After eight years without changes, Guatemala improved its rating 4-5 scale of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (Ocde).

09 September 2014

Bupa Global, el proveedor privado internacional de seguros médicos con más de 1.9 millones de clientes alrededor del mundo, inauguró este martes su primera oficina en Guatemala.

09 September 2014

Según la información del banco central, el sector con mayor captación de capitales es el de Agricultura, minas y canteras, con $122.8 millones, que representan el 32.9% del total de IED.

10 October 2014

El objetivo del foro es brindar una oportunidad a los participantes para