Home to over 8 million inhabitants, Bogotá has a rich cultural heritage and stands out for its economic strength and financial maturity. It has the highest nominal GDP in the country and, in 2008, the UK’s World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC) ranked Bogota among the cities instrumental in linking their region or state to the world economy.
Because of its geographical proximity to the equator, Colombia doesn’t have typical seasons. Although there are rainy, dry, and breezy seasons in different regions of Colombia, most Colombian cities experience relatively the same climate and temperatures year round.
Bogotá is the capital city and is located in the centre of the country in a plateau of the Andes Mountain range. It has a cool spring-like climate all year round.
Colombia is the third largest economy in Latin America, with a growing IT services sector (15% growth in IT services in 2013-2014). It was highlighted by the World Bank as a top performer in 5 of the last 8 years and is the top country in Latin America for investor protection. It holds the highest position in Latin America in the World Bank’s ease of doing business.
Known as the “Athens of South America”, Bogotá has some of the best universities in Latin America, producing over 17,000 graduates in IT, and engineering related fields every year. Its talent-rich IT sector holds over 73% of the nation’s IT PhD’s, 51% of Master’s graduates, and an excellent availability of specialised bilingual professionals for the region.
Located on the US Central / Eastern Standard time zone (GMT-5/-6) Bogota has direct travel connections with most major US cities, and direct connections from the UK and Western Europe. This allows us to provide Agile and Digital Transformation nearshore services to both the US and European market.