Why Uruguay?10 reasons to invest in Uruguay

Political, legal, and social stability

Uruguay has a democratic system with institutional and legal stability, which guarantees a positive business environment and respect for the regulatory framework.

Macroeconomic soundness

Between 2004 and 2015, Uruguay grew 5% per year on average, consolidating over a decade of sustained growth.

Preferential market access

Uruguay is a member of Mercosur and has signed an FTA with Mexico. This makes it the gateway to a potential market with 400 million people.

Investor benefits

Uruguay offers significant incentives for foreign and domestic investors, which are related to aspects such as taxes, and the Free-Trade Zone and Free Port and Airport systems.

Ease of doing business

Uruguay has made state processes more efficient, customs procedures swifter, and international trade operations more seamless.

Modern logistics

Uruguay's first-class port infrastructure, road network, and Free Port system make it the best logistics platform of the Mercosur region, as well as an advantageous distribution center for goods in transit.

Leader in ICT

Uruguay ranks 1st in the ICT Development Index for Latin America (ITU). It is also the country with the fastest download speeds in the region thanks to its modern infrastructure (Akamai, 2015).

Competitive national talent

Uruguay was the first country to implement the One Laptop per Child program. It has full digital inclusion, free education, everyday use of English and Portuguese, and a State-run university accessible to everyone.

Efficient energy policies

Uruguay is the Latin American country with the greatest investment in clean energy. It is also a global leader in the production of electricity from wind power. 95% of Uruguay's electricity is produced from renewable sources, 30% of which comes from wind farms.

Excellent quality of living

Montevideo has the best quality of living in Latin America (Mercer, 2016). Also, Uruguay is the country with the highest and best-distributed income in the region.

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