In Colombia, income gaps between regions are huge and have been growing: new job opportunities are increasingly concentrated in the metropolitan areas of Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, as well as a few places where oil and other minerals are extracted. The average income of residents of Bogotá is four times that of Colombians living in the 12 poorest departments
Datlas is a diagnostic tool that firms, investors and policymakers can use to improve the productivity of departments, cities and municipalities. It maps the geographical distribution of Colombia’s productive activities and employment by department, metropolitan area and municipality, and identifies exports and industries of potential to increase economic complexity and accelerate growth.
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