According to the World Bank's Doing Business sub-national study of 2017 to establish the ease of doing business in the cities of the country, the balance was positive.
Bogota is implementing a night-time loading and unloading logistics pilot to reduce the cost of the urban distribution of goods and its impact on the citiy's mobility. The logistics pilot will be able to migrate goods receipt and delivery operations between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.
The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, through the Productive Transformation Program (PTP, for the Spanish original); ProColombia; the Bogota Chamber of Commerce through the IT and Software and Creative Industries and Content clusters; and Invest in Bogota organized a job fair for the outsourcing sectors of business processes, shared service centers, software and information technology, creative industries and health, nature and well-being tourism.
The Invest in Bogota promotion agency reported today that a delegation from the Colombian capital presented an offer to various Mexican businesspeople this week of the city's food, drinks and construction sectors.
Invest in Bogota, the city's public-private investment promotion agency, is carrying out a multi-sector promotion campaign these weeks in cities in Israel, India and Sweden in order to publicize the opportunities of investment in the city for companies from those countries.
In its recent Global Location Trends report for 2015, IBM-Plant Location International for the first time spotlighted Bogota in the ranking as the most important city in Latin America in terms of new foreign investment projects. Bogota outperformed its main competitors in the region and was ranked 16th globally.
It is expected that the food and beverage sectors in Colombia will continue to grow in coming years, with Bogota as its driving engine. It is estimated that the sector will have annual sales of more than USD 21,000 million in the country in 2018. This means that the consumption of processed food will grow by approximately 10.3% per year, while the beverage market will grow at an annual rate of 8% in coming years. Colombia stands as one of the markets with high potential of industry growth in Latin America: while per capita consumption of processed food in Latin America was USD 505.40 in 2014