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Colombia’s Atlantic Advantage: Nearshoring Opportunities in Barranquilla 

August 16 at 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join ProBarranquilla, Smith Gambrell Russell and Global Atlanta for an investment seminar and reception With its 50 million consumers, plentiful natural resources and skilled labor pool, Colombia is emerging as a key partner for U.S. manufacturers, whether re-shoring from Asia or expanding in the Western Hemisphere. Barranquilla, situated where Magdalena River meets the Caribbean Sea, is fast becoming a preferred base. In an age of pinched supply chains, the coastal city’s proximity to U.S. ports — just days by sea instead of months from Asia— has grown all the more strategic. ProBarranquilla, the Investment Promotion Agency of the city of Barranquilla and the state of Atlantico, is bringing a delegation of leaders from free trade zones and logistics clusters on an introductory trip to Georgia designed to open the door for mutually beneficial relationships. Local firms in manufacturing, logistics, and other key sectors are invited for a reception at Smith Gambrell & Russell to hear how to tap into the unique advantages of Barranquilla and the state of Atlantico.

About Barranquilla: 

  • Barranquilla, capital city of the state of Atlantico, is located in the best corner of South America, in the northern coast of Colombia in the intersection between the Magdalena river and the Atlantic ocean.
  • Industrial port-city that connects in 3-4 days with the east coast of the United States.
  • Educational hub of the Colombian Caribbean region.
  • 2nd largest English-speaking population in the country.
  • Available skilled labor at competitive salaries.
  • Favorable exchange rate makes operations in Colombia competitive compared to other economies of the region.
  • Free Trade regime offer tax, custom and operational benefits for manufacturing operations.
  • 6th cleanest energy grid in the world.
  • Tax exemptions to manufacturing facilities.
1105 West Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309