Engineering & Entrepreneurship
Engineering Services in the Americas
July 1, 2010 | Durham, NC | Karina Fernandez-Stark, Penny Bamber, Gary GereffiDespite the 2008-2009 economic crisis, countries across Latin America continue to grow rapidly, driven by commodity booms and the growth of mining, petroleum and forestry sectors. Combined with the need for massive scale infrastructure development across these developing countries, the demand for engineering services in the Americas is booming. This report examines how this demand may be met regionally by analyzing the supply and quality and cost of engineers in five key countries: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and the United States.