Fresh and Processed Foods
The Ecuadorian food sector has a history that supports its development, quality and variety. It is one of the sectors with greater weight in the Ecuadorian economy for its participation and growth.
Investing in the Ecuadorian food industry means an attractive return for the entrepreneur. The ROS (Return on Sales) of the Ecuadorian food sector has become very interesting in the past years, due to the increase in this return.
Biotechnology and Applied Software
Ecuador is one of the 17 regions with the highest mega diversity in the world which, if investigated scientifically, it could be a source of endless discovery of new biological agents, organisms and substances with medical, food and industrial applications. On the other hand, the domestic consumer market of Ecuador is increasingly demanding products and services of advanced biotechnology, as the emerging and growth of leading economies, mainly in terms of their welfare and purchasing power.
This business environment is highly favorable to a foreign investment, allied to a transfer of science and technology, to a country with thirst for knowledge and development. This becomes a unique opportunity to participate in a social, financial and ethically sustainable industry.
The top reasons to invest in tourism are: Steady growth of tourist arrivals; Existence of a growing global tourism demand; Supply diversity and excellent relation quality vs. price; Stable economy; Low construction costs, land value and labor costs attractive; State commitment through public investment oriented to a sustainable tourism development: investments in road system roads, electricity, efficient ports and airports, cutting-edge phone systems, education and health services, in line with minimum paperwork steps for a systemic competitiveness.
Ecuador is emerging as an attractive country for the logistics activity, especially for its strategic location in relation to Asian markets and the high infrastructure investment in recent years. Ecuador has invested more than U.S. $ 8,000 million in more than 9,000 km of roads and bridges in the past 7 years (Ministry of Transport and Public Works).
Sustainable Agroforestry Chain and their processed products
The industry opportunities are reflected in the continuous growth in the consumption of forest products due to the following: preference for furniture made of wood and the increased demand for furniture worldwide; Ecuador has the geographic conditions for the faster growth of forest species due to the twelve hours light per day that has throughout the year; forestry experience; availability of suitable land; industrial facilities and infrastructure; and strategic market location.