Investing in Colombia: Atlantic Coast

After years of neglect, the region is well and truly open for business. Plus: how a wave of infrastructure investment is transforming the coast; the mayor who turned round a troubled city; bright prospects for onshore renewables and offshore gas; and is the region ready for an upsurge in tourism?

Long seen as a backwater, the region is beginning to unlock its potential

New roads, airports and hospitals are springing up in a $50bn investment drive

The city’s wildly popular leader has invested heavily while boosting public finances

Now resurgent under Alex Char, Barranquilla’s fortunes have always fluctuated wildly

Visitors are pouring in — but can the coast cope?

Industry minister sees Colombia’s Caribbean region as ripe for development

The area’s renewable and hydrocarbon resources look promising