The U.S. Department of State reports, Costa Rica has successfully attracted important investments by such companies as Intel Corporation, which employs nearly 2,000 people at its US$300 million microprocessor plant; Proctor and Gamble, which employs about 1,200 people in its administrative center for the Western Hemisphere; and Hospira and Baxter Healthcare from the health care products industry. Manufacturing and industry’s contribution to GDP overtook agriculture over the course of the 1990s, led by foreign investment in Costa Rica’s free trade zone. More than half of that investment has come from the United States.

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