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Our history

Our history

1969 Incorporation

The Fundación para el Desarrollo Industrial del Valle del Cauca (Foundation far the Industrial Development of the Valle del Cauca), FDI far its acronym in Spanish, was incor­porated as a private nonprofit organization aimed at faste­ring the development of the Department and impacting upan the Pacific Region and the country at large. Over the last 30 years it has contributed to the incorpora­tion of 53 local enterprises, 26 of which are still operating, 7.100 new direct employments, 145 research papers and 138 pre-feasibility studies far strategic projects.

Projects: Telepacífico (TV broadcasting channel), Bolsa de Occidente (western region stock exchange), Sociedad Portuaria de Buenaventura (Port Authority of Buenaven­tura), Terpel de Occidente (filling stations), Cencar (truc­king company – land transportation), Prodesal (industrial chemical products).

1999Transitory change of focus

FDI changed its focus to primarily support initiatives brought forth by the Chamber of Commerce of Cali.

Projects: Valle del Pacífico Conventions Center

2012Refocusing

FDI refocused its operations in arder to work as a project management unit, under the name Project Management and lnnovation for the Pacific, FDI-GIP.

Projects: Planning and Management Region G11, Cali Green Corridor, The Cali Levee Plan (oversight)

2016Resurgence as Fundación para el Desarrollo Integral del Pacífico

FDI Pacífico resurged as a privately held, independent, apolitical, nonprofit organization that works toward furthering sustainable development in the Pacific Region in Colombia. To that effect, it decided to articulate and coordinate the efforts of public and priva­te actors and stakeholders in realizing high-impact initiatives and amplified its geographic scope to include the whole Pacific Region, thus giving rise to a long-term planning culture that will foster achievement of strategic projects and goals.

2018We have renamed and rebranded ourselves!

We have renamed and rebranded ourselves in order to become more relevant for our stakeholders. We are now ProPacífico! Our new name is evocative, flexible and easy to remember. We have added the ‘Pro’ prefix, which has great recognition in Colombia thanks to the work that entities such as ProAntioquia, ProBogotá, and ProBarranquilla have been doing.

New lines of action: Regional Planning; Education, Health and Well-being; Water and Environmental Sustainability; and Infrastructure and Competitiveness.