Foreign Groups Firing Up Uruguay Solar Farm Investments

Patrick Archer agribusiness, aruba, competitiveness, foreign investment, real estate, technology, uruguay, visionaries

Uruguay opened a new chapter of renewable energy promotion this week, and foreign investors are jumping at the chance to bring their expertise and technology to the country’s nascent solar power sector. On Monday, the state-owned power company, UTE, opened a request for proposals from investors interested in building solar farms in Uruguay, and offers for 83% of the total …

Buquebus Awaiting Approval For New Montevideo Megaport

Patrick Archer foreign investment, real estate, tourism, uruguay, visionaries

An ambitious new megaport project in Montevideo which received municipal approval three years ago is still awaiting approval from the National Port Authority (ANP). According to El Pais, the phenomenal growth in the number of ships arriving in the Port of Montevideo in recent years prompted Buquebus to search for undeveloped parcels where the ferry operator could build a new …

Uruguay The #1 Market For Argentina Franchise Expansion

Patrick Archer aruba, competitiveness, foreign investment, franchises, lifestyle, real estate, uruguay

When the most popular Argentine franchises are ready to export their business model, they don’t have to look much further than across the River Plate. According to a report shared at the 2013 International Franchise Fair in Montevideo (FIFU), Uruguay is the number one foreign destination for Argentina-based franchises. The number of Argentina-based franchises in Uruguay is up 35% over …

BA, Montevideo Among Top 10 Latin American Hotspots

Patrick Archer aruba, buenos aires events, competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, hotels & casinos, tourism, uruguay, us companies

MasterCard released their annual Global Destination Cities Index today, and both Buenos Aires and Montevideo rank among the Top 10 Destination Cities in Latin America. The third annual ranking and forecast of international visitor arrivals and expenditures in 132 cities worldwide predicts the Top 10 Latin American destination cities will receive 15.4 million international visitors in 2013. By city, the Top …

Airbnb Already Has 4,000 Short-Term Listings in Argentina

Patrick Archer aruba, buenos aires events, creative class, foreign investment, real estate, technology, tourism, us companies

Online rental platform Airbnb is quickly emerging as a preferred dotcom destination for short-term rental owners and seekers amassing over 4,000 properties throughout Argentina. Infotechnology’s Felix Ramallo says the San Francisco-based company officially announced its online presence in Argentina this week; however, there are no plans for a physical presence on suelo argentino…the strategy of choice for another SF stalwart. …