Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Intel Plant
The loss of such a large percentage of the country's exports with Intel's announcement that it is transferring manufacturing from Costa Rica to Asia is significant. The diversification of Costa Rica's economy is reflected in more than $8 billion of direct foreign investment and 30,000 new jobs created during 2010-1013, particularly in medical equipment manufacturing.
I promised a few days ago that there would be a Costa Rican flair to this factory, but these little queen palms planted outside are not it.
Shortly after taking this photo, I looked down at the grass and saw a curious mystery, which I quickly solved and will share in the coming days.
This week we have photos from our recent cruise in Mexico's Sea of Cortez posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.