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Guatemala, a country to live

With beautiful sceneries, high cultural diversity, abundant historical and cultural attractions, a highly developed capital city, Guatemala is definitely a unique country to live in. It has been ranked as one of the 10 happiest and most positive countries in the world.

Political and Financial Situation

Guatemala is an economically thriving country. Being the largest economy in Central America, it has a wide diversity of destinations and products. In addition, macroeconomic stability is widely recognized; has a low and controlled inflation, exchange rate stability and one of the lowest external debts in Latin America. Download document Guatemala in figures:

Guatemala's Climates

Guatemala, the country of the Eternal Spring, is a country with an exceptional climate. With an average temperature of 21°C (70°F) throughout the year and more than 360 microclimates along its 108,889 km² (42,042 mi²), the climate allows for a variety of activities which makes it a unique country.

Investments in Latin America

Latin America is a region of great economic importance and very attractive for foreign investment, representing 13.5% of total direct foreign investment worldwide, according to UNCTAD. To strengthen trade and foreign investment in the region, the Interamerican Development Bank created ConnectAmericas, a social network for promoting business and investment in the region. See more at:

How to open a business in Guatemala

To operate in Guatemala, every investor should register their company in the Commercial Register. The process takes from 12 to 19 days. The easiest and fastest way to do this is through a web portal designed to make all of your arrangements online and communicate directly with the institutions involved in the opening process.

Tourism in Guatemala

More than a journey, Guatemala is full of life lessons. It has 42,042 square miles of immense diversity: Colonial Cities, Mayan Ruins, Caribbean Coast, Pacific Ocean, Volcanoes, Lakes, Tropical Rainforest, spaces to practice extreme sports, and a highly developed city . However, the country offers more than this: leaving life lessons to every visitor.

“For one of our main clients, Allied Global’s operations in Guatemala represent its second major call center service provider” -Germán López, Chief Strategy Officer. Allied Global
“Guatemala represented a unique and attractive business model. A challenge was visualized in Guatemala. We ran the risk and it worked” -Lic Juan Martínes Venegas, General Manager Marhnos Guatemala
"Guatemala is our main emerging market in Latin America. All of our clients are pleased to do business in Guatemala - José J. Urizar, EGS Operations VP in Guatemala
“In Guatemala, the tax incentives to establish a new business are attractive, the business environment is positive and optimistic, and the workforce is excellent” -Federico Medinilla, CEO Xerox Guatemala
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Growth of Guatemala
The attraction of Foreign Direct Investment has increased 400% reaching $1.3 billion in the year 2013.
University Students
Guatemala has the largest student population in all of Central America with more than 312,700 students enrolled in 14 universities.
Why Guatemala?
Guatemala is ranked among the top 10 happiest countries in the world, according to the "Happy Planet Index" of the New Economics Foundation.
Guatemala is the most developed metropolis in the entire Central American region from Mexico, D.F. to Bogota, Colombia.

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Allied Global

“For one of our main clients, Allied Global’s operations in Guatemala represent its second major call center service provider” -Germán López, Chief Strategy Officer. Allied Global

Allied Global is a Guatemalan company that provides call center services and Business Processing Outsourcing  (BPO) to major international companies since 2005. They currently operate from Guatemala and other centers located in Honduras, Canada, and the United States.

In 2005, Allied Global began offering contact center services from Guatemala City, with 56 workstations and a total of 125 employees to serve the Spanish speaking market.

The success of their operations led to rapid growth and opened new horizons for the company. With operations in Honduras, Canada, and the United States, Allied Global has more than 6,000 employees throughout 20 contact centers and offers customer service, technical service, claims, sales, customer life cycle and customer retention, amongst others.

The success of Allied’s operations in Guatemala has positioned the company as an attractive destination “near shore” to important customers ranging from major telecommunications and transportation and hospitality to utility services, amongst others. According to Germán López, Chief Strategy Officer, Allied customers are extremely pleased with the offshore services that they offer, even more than the onshore services of other companies.

Throughout the years, Allied Global has been awarded prizes such as the Best Partner Award in 2009, 2010, and 2011 by a telecommunications company in the United States; and awarded the Best Export Company of 2012 by the Exporters Association of Guatemala, among other important prizes and recognitions.

As a strategy to improve quality, the company established Allied Global English Academy, which seeks to ensure a bilingual workforce as a fundamental aspect to their aspirations. According to Germán López, through organic growth and acquisitions, Allied aims to reach sales over one hundred million dollars each year, a record figure for a young company less than 10 years old.