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  • Total Workforce Size: 2,322,000
  • Unemployment Rate: 8.2%
  • Literacy Rate: 78%
  • Official Language: Spanish
  • GNI Per Capita: $1,000
  • AT Kearney Global Services Location Index: 43rd of 50
  • Ease of Doing Business rank: 117th of 183
  • S&P's Currency Risk Rating: BB-
  • Economist’s 2010 Democracy Index: 89th of 167 (Hybrid Regime)
  • Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index: 127th of 178, score of 2.5

What Does Central America Have to Offer?

These days, services outsourced to Central America reach far beyond call center offerings. Costa Rica blazed the trail in Latin America for software development services and web design. In fact, Costa Rican design and programming firm InterGraphic Designs signed popular nearshoring news source Nearshore Americas as a client.

Beyond Costa Rica, other countries in Central America have well-established companies in local web development market. In Nicaragua, check out Guegue and Webbasica, web studios that offer web development, design, marketing, and hosting services. El Salvadorian company Happy Punk Panda Studios creates digital campaigns for brands, and an array of web companies are popping up in Guatemala.
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