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Production Development Corporation (CORFO) (full name in Spanish: Corporación de Fomento de la Producción de Chile) is a Chilean governmental organization that was founded in 1939,[1] by President Pedro Aguirre Cerda, to promote economic growth in Chile.

Originally, CORFO was responsible for the creation of basic industries during the Presidential Republic Era, namely oil, power, steel, sugar, transportation among many others.

CORFO oversees a variety of programs aimed at generating the economic development of Chile, through the promotion of inward investment and the advocacy of competitiveness for domestic companies. CORFO’s main areas are Quality and Productivity, Innovation and Investment Promotion.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Ministerio de Hacienda (29 April 1939). "Ley 6334 de 1939 del Ministerio de Hacienda". Retrieved 5 April 2011.

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