El Salvador "We Are America Too"

In August of this year, our founder Kelly Mazanti had the honor of joining a delegation from Colorado to travel to El Salvador on a Mayoral Trade Mission with the city of Aurora lead by Mayor Bob LeGare and the Office of International and Immigrant Affairs. As it turns out, El Salvador isn’t all the violence and crime that the headlines make it out to be. The people and country are absolutely beautiful, welcoming and resilient.

What’s the connection?

Aurora, Colorado is home to the largest immigrant population in the state of Colorado, many of whom are Salvadoran themselves. The opportunity for foreign investment and trade is an open door that we are working together to build upon. Pier Collective’s role in this is to explore how to share the story of what El Salvador has to offer the world through individuals, private and public sector organizations and government officials who are working towards positive and lasting change.


Small and mighty

El Salvador may be the smallest country in Central America by size alone, but the people there are highly capable and primed to be big players in the global economy. We are currently working on sharing the stories of what makes El Salvador the next frontier for foreign investment and how we can work together to build solutions that reshape the old paradigms that have previously given El Salvador a negative wrap to the rest of the world.

What’s next?

As part of America, El Salvador needs the world to believe in them as they welcome resources for building a sustainable economy in their country with open arms. For more information about how you can get involved, or to learn more, contact kelly@piercollective.com.



Kelly Mazanti