It involves a sustainable and technological outlook of the main industrial areas of the region, aiming for a transition towards renewable energy and the incorporation of interconnectivity and automatization of the productive processes. In this way, the main competitive factors of the region are based on its influential mining industry, photovoltaic energy potential, and the existing trade through the port in Iquique and Zofri.
The soil and climate conditions existing in the region, besides its ecological floors, place the region in a suitable position for the development of high value feeding especies.
In the tourism industry, the Tarapacá Region has a wide offer, highlighting wellness and health tourism, with its beaches, desert landscapes, high altitude and salts; archaeological and paleontological tourism in its dinosaur footprints, geoglyphs, ichnites and other vestiges of pre-Columbian cultures; corporate tourism with its coasts and its ideal climate for congresses and conferences; its ethnic-cultural tourism with Quechua and Aymara influences and its religious festivals.
The Region presents certain advantages and opportunities to be at the forefront of sustainability at a national level and improve the quality of life of its population. The recent creation of the Circular Economy Center for the northern macro zone of the country and its potential in solar energy opens up a favorable outlook for the development of the circular economy in the region, which also ranks 3rd in Latin America in the Human Development Index Subnational, developed by the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2018.