The agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment to Bogota, Invest in Bogota, ranked second in the fDi Strategy Awards 2017 in the category of best return on investment per personnel.
Endava opened its first software production center in Bogota in July 2016, with a group of no more than 10 employees. Today, after eight months of operations in Bogota, is has 70 regular employees and 30 jobs immediately available.
The French company founded in 1976 and present in more than 30 countries opened its first store in Bogota on February 15.
Thanks to the initial investment of Castem, a Japanese company that manufactures high precision metal parts, other Japanese companies have shown interest in Bogota as a possible hub in Latin America.
The US company VOIQ plans to expand in Bogota because it believes that the Colombian capital has lots of "qualified regional talent and great cultural diversity," according to its director of operations, Jessica Taggart.
Colombia's capital city recently promoted its attributes as a city that’s great for audiovisual production at the American Film Market (AFM), an event that brings the best of world’s cinema industry to the US city of Santa Monica.
Issues that might have previously seemed exotic to our economic condition such as digital animation, online media, digital advertising, web and mobile development, video games and music streaming, are now scenarios where Bogota can generate business with local talent and attract foreign investment.