The Director of ACI Medellín, Catalina Restrepo Carvajal, received the recognition from the hands of Carlos Quijano, Executive Director of the American Colombian Chamber Antioquia – Caldas Chapter. The Civic Merit highlights the fulfillment of duty towards the service and welfare of citizens.
In 2019, ACI Medellín celebrates 17 years serving the city through the attraction of foreign investment, the promotion of international cooperation and positioning it around the world.
Since the birth of the Agency for Cooperation and Investment of Medellín and the metropolitan area in 2002, the institution has focused on the strategic development of foreign investment, international cooperation and the positioning of the city in the world. Its tireless work has been key to generating employment, social and economic development, and improving the image of the city abroad.
Some of the aspects that AmCham took into account to grant this recognition are in agreement with the corporate values of the Agency, such as solidarity, loyalty, respect, honesty and responsibility, and with its main mission: contributing to the improvement of the quality of life of Medellín’s inhabitants from the economic and social development.
Not in vain in the last three years (2016 – 2018), ACI Medellín has achieved the attraction of foreign investment totaling 836 billion dollars; generating 8,911 jobs for the city and the metropolitan region; it has managed the attraction of 30 million dollars in international cooperation for economic and social development; and has received 503 delegations from 57 countries interested in knowing the work of Medellin in aspects related to urbanism, environment, mobility, transformation, investment, peacebuilding, government, security, and economic development.
The fact that Medellín will carry out the General Assembly of the OAS, the World Mayors Forum, the Meeting of UNESCO Learning Cities and the World Avocado Summit 2019 , as well as becoming the host for the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Latin America, confirm the work of the Agency towards the international projection and the transformation of Medellín.
“Thanks again! And of course, we would never have achieved this recognition without the support and trust of institutions like the American Colombian Chamber and the good results of our management,” said Catalina Restrepo Carvajal, executive director of ACI Medellín.