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Why Medellín?

Best City to Live in Latin America
Indra | 2014

Resilient City
Rockefeller Foundation | 2013

Most Innovative City in the World
Wall Street Journal, Citigroup and Urban Land Institute | 2013

City with Better Initiatives on Sustainable Mobility
ICLEI EcoMobility | 2015

Inter-American Prize for Innovation for Public Management
OEA | 2015


Colombia Graduates In technical and professional careers. Medellín has young and fast-growing tech talent with 2 of the top universities offering degrees in Computer Science and 80 higher education institutions (4 rank in top 100 of Latin America)

Medellín and New York are in the same time zone.
New York to Medellín is 5h45m
Miami to Medellín is 3h35m

With the support of the government, business and academia, Medellín is the only city in Colombia focused on IT services and knowledge process outsourcing (KPO). The hub of the innovation sector is Ruta N.

Over the past 20 years, Medellín has been transformed through Development of Innovation district and commitment of public and private sectors.

Why Colombia?

  • 31st largest economy in the world and 4th in Latin America

  • One of the top growing economies in 2017 — among the largest of Latam countries

  • 3rd most populated country in Latin America

  • Most reforms in Latin America to improve business environment (World Bank Doing Business 2017)

  • First destination for safe investment (Global Competitiveness Index, 2016)

  • Committed to investing in human capital ranking third in Latin America

  • Available labor force of more than 1.2M professionals graduated in fields related to financial and share services

  • Strong English language proficiency