Uruguay has developed very succesful local companies in this business segment, as well as attracted international companies' operations for E-commerce, digital media and online marketing. Samples are: MercadoLibre and Despegar.com, both established in service free-trade zones, from where they provide their services of back office, support and development for their different regional operations.
"In Uruguay, we found highly qualified and bilingual human resources. These allowed the company to augment and diversify operations in several other countries. In addition, being in a free-zone grants us several tax benefits, which makes Uruguay highly attractive for international companies. Finally, the work ethic is outstanding"
Karen Bruck, Country Manager, MercadoLibre Uruguay