Coffee still features prominently in Colombia’s economy, but mining and manufacturing, which make up a third of Colombia’s exports, dominate. Colombia’s GDP is one of the fastest growing in the Americas, thanks in part to a more cohesive workforce and improved security.
Colombia has extensive labour laws and hiring must be done through a registered entity. Foreign investment is welcomed but is usually limited to other Spanish-speaking nations, thanks to the strong links between Colombia and the Iberian peninsula. Colombians are covered by extensive employment laws.