Excerpted from the Nicaragua Career Guide
Asociación Nicaragüense Productores y Exportadores de Productos No Tradicionales (APEN)
Nicaraguan Association of Producers and Exporters of Non-traditional Products
APEN began operating in 1991 with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It provides warehousing, logistics, reefer container transportation services, microbiological lab services, exports, trade data, trade fairs and missions, training and publications.
Tel: +505 2268-6053
Fax: +505 2266-5160
Industry Organizations and Councils
Consejo Superior de la Empresa Privada (COSEP)
Upper Council of Private Enterprise
COSEP was founded in 1972 and comprises all organizations representing Nicaragua’s production sectors. Its key goals are uniting private sector efforts, serving as an opinion center and working to solve issues impacting both private business initiatives and the country as a whole. COSEP also organizes seminars to improve Nicaragua’s human resources for the benefit of Nicaragua’s social and economic development. In addition, it conducts economic, financial, social and legislative studies and analyses to provide the business sector with up-to-date information.
Las Colinas, primera entrada calle alta número 12
Detrás de Gasolinera ESSO
Tel: +505 2276-3333
Fax: +505 2276-1666
Social Networking Groups
Lions Club International
http://www.lionsclubs.org/ (multiple languages)
This non-governmental, non-profit service organization has 46,000 clubs around the world. At the website address above, contact information is available for the 21 different Lions Clubs present in Nicaragua.
Chambers of Commerce
Cámara de Comercio de Nicaragua (CACONIC)
Nicaragua Chamber of Commerce
CACONIC encompasses 1,023 partners from a wide variety of trade and service sectors in Nicaragua, with 72 percent of these in small- and mid-sized companies. Its mission is to bring together, represent and defend Managua’s formal trading interests through initiatives that foster a good business climate, as well as to improve member productivity and competitiveness as a means to promote progress.
Rotonda Güegüense, 400 m al sur y 20 varas al este
Tel: +505 2268-3505
Fax: +505 2268-3600
Telephone Directories, and Other Resources
Páginas Amarillas Nicaragua
Nicaragua Yellow Pages
http://www.paginasamarillas.com/Nicaragua/1.aspx# (English and Spanish)
The Yellow Pages telephone directory provides 46 specialized sub-directories (categories) in alphabetical order covering everything from schools to vehicles and tourism to agriculture. Access to information is free of charge. It also provides information on climate, exchange rate and other topics.
Major Trade Publications
El Economista Regional
The Regional Economist
This monthly magazine and website supplies relevant and current information regarding economic developments in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. It includes financial and economic indicators for individual countries as well as for the entire world.
El Economista Regional
Final bulevar Santa Elena, Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad
Tel: +503 2241 2677
This is just a sample of what you'll find in the complete Nicaragua guide.