The island has a lot to offer, besides the best natural harbor in the world and an international airport the government is stable, the Antillian Florin is pegged to the dollar and we have a rapidly developing infrastructure, especially in tele-communications area. Therefore many interna-tional companies have found Curaçao the ideal place to conduct business.

The tourist industry has grown over the last twenty years and is targeting the European, US and South American markets for future growth.

A mayor oil refinery operated by Petroleros de Venezuela S.A. is located in Curaçao with a yearly production of approximately 78.4 million barrels and providing employment for approxi-mately 1.300 people.

Curaçao has established itself as a major financial center, specialized in mutual funds, financing companies, trust companies, offshore banking, licensing and royalty companies and ship registration.