April 2016 Newsletter

Come visit Nicaragua! You’ll be amazed by the geography, the people, the business opportunities, and the culture. This is a bountiful, beautiful, fun and safe country. If you’ve been to Nicaragua you know this already. If not, perhaps now is the time to experience it yourself.


Nicaragua News April 2016

Dear Readers,

This is an issue of the Nicaragua Newsletter that I am truly excited about on a personal level. For those of you who know me personally, you know that I consider myself a real capitalist. I’m not about handouts, or overbearing government, or people being forced to give more than their fair share. But, I am also a conservationist and truly believe in giving back when you can. In fact, in any business decision I take into consideration that decision’s effect on the community. Will it help? Will it hurt? Could it help more? For that reason, building a community health clinic at Gran Pacifica has always been of paramount importance to me. And something I’ve been waiting to say for a long time is: It’s happening! The Gran Pacifica Roberto Clemente Memorial Health Clinic III.

Gran Pacifica donated the land and along with many individual donated $80,000 to make this dream a reality. Not only will the clinic provide medical care to Gran Pacifica residents and visitors, but it will also serve 2,000 families in the surrounding communities, most of them impoverished. This is a huge step forward for the community, and for the company. We are also featuring the story of Helio Alfaro, named Nicaragua’s Best Teacher in 2015. Helio teaches English in the communities around Gran Pacifica and has been our on site CSR liaison for nearly a decade now. We are proud to assist his efforts by donating materials, seats, guest teachers, and taking on school renovations. I’m excited to share part of his story with you.

All of this is occurring in an environment of economic growth and stability. Tourism last year was up almost 20% over 2014, and the IMF has even closed its office in Nicaragua saying, “Their job is done.” This is big news for the country, which has been receiving praise from the organization over the last several years for its stable growth and responsible fiscal policy. This stability and growth is bringing more and more international companies to the country, and Nicaragua is looking to have an even bigger 2016. As always, please contact me if you are interested in getting involved, and I look forward to knowing even more of you personally, so that I can share with you my true excitement for Nicaragua.

Until Next time,

Michael Cobb
Chairman and CEO
Contact me

~ Testimonials ~

"Michael Cobb, you have truly brought ethical behavior to an elevated level.  Nine years ago when I was negotiating with you on lot 84A I asked about the houses in the area in front of us and you replied we were the first lots in our area that were permitted to have two stories . That was important to Tom and I as we wanted to preserve our view. Last year when the lot across the street was resold and building plans started, I asked Kent Payne to check and see that only a one story house was allowed on the lot. To my surprise, this was not the case. I prayed they would not build a two story house. Yesterday Tom was informed by Kent that as the house plans on the lot across were of the two story variety, you had offered to trade their lot for a more expensive and valuable lot in order to honor your word! The Cinco Amigos thank you for your ethics in a country in which many other developers have taken the easy way to their own destruction and to the harm of many others. You have raised the bar and we all appreciate your honor. I am proud to be associated with Gran Pacifica and with you."
Connie Orlandini, Gran Pacifica Property Owner


"ECI is just a solid, wholesome company. You meet the founders, and the people, and they're just happy. You know anything Mike Cobb tells you, you can take to the bank. It's like your brother telling you, or even better. This is my first trip to Gran Pacifica, and it just feels like home the moment you get here. Very comfortable, just like old time United States. It has the sense of community that people lost in the US, and I think that's the most important thing. You really can't put a dollar value on it, but you know it when you see it, and it's here.

Coming from a construction background, I can see that everything here is built to last, and there are a lot of little details that were thought of. Looking at the growth here, it really seems to be a solid investment, and it's also just such a great atmosphere. It's hard to put words to. It's really the whole mix of things, trustworthy, common sense people, great climate, real community, and sensible growth. Mike Cobb is a person with a dream, and he's really making that dream happen here. That's something you don't find every day."
John Fultz, ECI Shareholder 



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