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Investment Opportunities in Nicaragua

Investment Opportunities in Nicaragua

Nicaragua is the right location for your investment projects. With a fast-developing infrastructure, a young and talented labor force and a national strategy geared towards growth, Nicaragua has become a place for all-comers to invest in.


Key Industries



Historically called "The breadbasket of Central America", Nicaragua is renowned for its tropical climate and fertile soils ideal for agricultural and forestry use. The combination of fertile soil available at competitive prices, the favorable climate conditions, and the abundance of hydric resources, provide the perfect scenario for the establishment of agricultural production investments.

Among the key sectors in this industry are the following:

  • Food processing
  • Agricultural plantations
  • Forestry plantations
  • Bio-fuels
  • Cattle farming
  • Dairy and meat production


To learn more about this industry in Nicaragua, visit the Agribusiness section and download the “Invest in Agribusiness” brochure.


Light Manufacturing

The light manufacturing industry is an important economic engine and one of the most dynamic sectors of Nicaragua’s economy. The manufacturing of goods has come a long way in diversifying its processes, becoming increasingly sophisticated to offer higher value-added investment options.

Among the key sectors in this industry are the following:

  • Textiles & apparel
  • Auto parts
  • Footwear
  • Medical devices


To learn more about this industry in Nicaragua, visit the Light Manufacturing  section and download the “Invest in Light Manufacturing” brochure.



Outsourcing Services

Nicaragua is home to over 50 companies in the outsourcing sector, which export higher specialized services to destinations such as the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Among the main reasons that make Nicaragua an attractive country for outsourcing services are the country’s proximity to North and South America markets, its competitive cost structure and the quality of its human talent.

Among the key sectors in this industry are the following: 

  • Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
  • Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
  • Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO)
  • Shared Services Centers (SSC)


To learn more about this industry in Nicaragua, visit the Outsourcing Services  section and download the “Invest in Outsourcing Services” brochure.


About PRONicaragua

PRONicaragua is the Official Investment Promotion Agency of the Government of Nicaragua, established in 2002; focused on promoting Nicaragua as a safe and strategic destination for investments.

The agency offers complimentary services to qualified investors and companies interested in exploring business opportunities or expanding their operations in Nicaragua:

Assessement and decision making

  • Preparation of personalized packages with updated and reliable information about the country
  • Analysis of comparative models of operating costs in the country
  • Specialized accompaniment in visits to the country to meet with key actors


  • Guidance and assistance in permit processes and government administrative procedures
  • Support in human talent recruitment processes and search for real estate solutions
  • Facilitation of contacts of goods and services suppliers

Retention and Expansion 

  • Attention to service requests due to obstacles experienced during the operation
  • Advice on investment opportunities to expand, diversify and add value to the local operations of companies
  • Approach with established companies, trade associations and the academy for the development of initiatives that strengthen the value chains of the business ecosystem


Nicaragua’s Investment Promotion Agency stands ready to help you and your business. To learn how they can facilitate your investment journey, visit their website and contact them at

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