Corporate Network and Labor Market

The basis of the regional productive fabric

Presence of foreign investment:

The presence of direct foreign investment, as well as investment from national companies with a high percentage of foreign capital, has increased in recent years.

The productive sectors where the presence of foreign investment stands out are the chemical industry (Methanex), services for the hydrocarbons industry (GeoPark, Schlumberger, Wheatherford), industrial fishing (Global Pesca Emdepes, Pesca Cisne), the salmon farming industry (Cermaq, Australis, Nova Austral) and the wood industry (Patagonia Timber).

This group of companies belongs to the capitals of nations such as Canada, South Korea, the United States, Switzerland, Spain, Japan and Norway.

Presence of Corporate Network:

In general, the main traditional productive sectors of the Region are represented by chambers and groups of companies. The most important ones are:

Confederación de Producción y Comercio (CPC) (Confederation of Production and Commerce).

Cámara Chilena de la Construcción (CCHC) (Chilean Construction Chamber),

There are also business associations in the following regional productive sectors: Aquaculture, Industrial Fishing, Livestock, Commerce, Industries, Tourism, Land transportation and passenger transport, ship transportation and Antarctic logistics.

Availability of qualified workers, consultancies and services:

In the Region of Magallanes and the Chilean Antarctica there are several companies that provide legal advisory services, customs agencies, employment agencies, computer companies, companies that develop research and experimental development, engineering companies and companies that provide accounting services.

Also, there are about 20 real estate brokerage companies, with headquarters located mainly in Punta Arenas.

In addition, 93,700 people are currently employed. 15.7% of them in the commerce sector, 8.4% in construction, 8.1% in the manufacturing industry, 8.1% in transport and storage, 6.1% in the forestry, agriculture and fishing industries and 1.3% in the information and telecommunications industry.