fDi Intelligence, a publication by the Financial Times Group, gave Evolution Free Zone recognition as a Highly Commended Rising Star, and an Honourable Mention in ESG practices as part of their Global Free Zones of the Year 2023 awards.
Since the inauguration of the free zone in December 2022, CODE Development Group has been working to transform Evolution Free Zone into a next-generation technology park that will bring together leading companies dedicated to the manufacturing of medical devices and high value added products, knowledge-intensive services, and more.
Being the ‘Rising Star’ of 2023 fills us with incredible satisfaction,” mentioned Carlos Wong, Managing Director of CODE Development Group. “This means that outside of our borders, important stakeholders related to Foreign Direct Investment, such as fDi Intelligence, have seen our value proposition and consider it attractive for companies to think of us as their main partner to operate in a strategic destination like Costa Rica.”
With its proposal of tech-innovation, talent, and sustainability, Evolution Free Zone is an opportunity for companies to grow hand in hand with a qualified and professional workforce, as Costa Rica has worked across institutions to align it with the requirements of an increasingly technological industry, and this has become a cornerstone for attracting investment.
Also, the park’s location in the Western Region acts as a catalyst for the development of cantons outisde the Great Metropolitan Area, such as Sarchí, Zarcero, Poás, Naranjo, Palmares, San Ramón, Atenas, and Grecia, where it is hoped to create 20,000 quality jobs in the next 15 years.
In addition to this recognition, fDi gave Evolution Free Zone an honorable mention for its ESG practices.
Since the concept of our free zone was created, we’ve always been clear that the principles of sustainability, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals, would govern our operation. That is why we created a robust strategy that incorporates a comprehensive view of environmental, social, and governance commitments.” added Wong.
In August 2023, CODE Development Group presented its sustainability report, which includes the vision upon which Evolution Free Zone will chart its path. Taking vision into action, the Park has contributed to its neighboring communities in areas such as sports, education and environmental protection
During 2022, we contributed close to $100,000 to the improvement of infrastructure at schools and assistance centers in our community, including the CEN-CINAI and Eduardo Pinto School in Tacares, Grecia
The recognition of Evolution Free Zone is done by fDi Intelligence, a platform that provides the world’s most comprehensive offering of services related to foreign direct investment.
These recognitions were granted by fDi Intelligence, a platform that provides the world’s most comprehensive offering of services related to foreign direct investment.
The best free zones in the world are recognized in these yearly awards, including categories such as “Global Free Zones of the Year,” “Excellence Awards,” “Rising Star,” and more.
Evolution Free Zone is pleased to be part of the select companies recognized worldwide for their best-in-class practices and facilities that enable growth for businesses and communities. This is just the beginning of our journey.
If your company wants to be part of an award-winning ecosystem based on quality, technological innovation, and the professionalism of its workforce, contact us here.