Buenos Aires Named The Most Competitive City in Latin America

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, competitiveness, creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, global rankings, tourism

The City of Buenos Aires is the most competitive city in Latin America according to a new report from Citigroup and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Hot Spots: Benchmarking Global Competitiveness ranks the competitiveness of 120 of the world’s major cities based on their demonstrated ability “to attract capital, business, talent and visitors.” The Citi For Cities report ranks metros based …

Buenos Aires Tech District Welcomes 100th Company, Property Values Rising

Patrick Archer ba government, buenos aires events, creative class, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, technology

The Buenos Aires neighborhood of Parque Patricios is quickly becoming a hip haven for tech companies, young professionals and small service-oriented businesses hoping to cater to the new incoming wave of tech talent. At the core of the barrio, the City of Buenos Aires Technology District is the magnet which is attracting the talent and simultaneously revitalizing the neighborhood. Clarin’s …

Uruguay360: Website Offers Panoramic Window to the Best of Uruguay

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, hotels & casinos, real estate, technology, tourism, uruguay

We saw earlier this week how better coordination and public/private cooperation are yielding record levels of wine and expo tourism for Argentina. Across the river in Uruguay, on pace to hit a record 3,000,000 inbound visitors this year, technology is also playing a key role thanks to a new website offering breathtaking views of some of the country’s most emblematic buildings, hotels and beaches. …

FranchiseBA: What Are The Most Popular Franchises in Argentina?

Patrick Archer competitiveness, entrepreneurs, foreign investment, franchises, real estate, us companies

With consumer demand for quality and consistency rising in Argentina, the prospects are good for new and established franchises in a variety of sectors. And when you consider that 67% of all Argentine franchises are concentrated in BA, you can understand why the smart money is moving to the interior. Cordoba is home to only 14% of the country’s franchises, …

SIM-based Mobile Service Launches in Argentina

Patrick Archer creative class, entrepreneurs, technology

According to eMarketer, Internet users in Latin America will grow to 285 million by 2015, and Argentines are increasingly focused on one social network: Facebook. While Argentina smartphone sales have surged 225% this year, the number of basic handsets and minimal feature phones still make up over 70% of the mobile market. Now a Dutch company is seizing on these trends and opening up mobile …