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Doing Business in Próspera

Governance Designed to Enable Profitable, Sustainable Growth

The ease of doing business is consistently correlated with prosperity, with jurisdictions that provide straightforward mechanisms for starting and operating businesses enjoying higher incomes and better outcomes. Próspera's regulatory environment has been carefully crafted to encourage sustainable, market-based business growth while ensuring environmental responsibility and social inclusion.

To solve the world’s toughest problems, you need the world’s easiest business environment. We are thrilled to participate in this bold new initiative.

Roberto Leal

CEO Kalea Guatemala

Built on the Próspera Platform

Próspera’s unique legal platform is built on the ZEDE provision in the Honduran constitution. This structure enables a business environment that is distinct from the rest of Honduras. Companies from around the world will find Próspera’s governance structures both familiar and innovative, enabling businesses to grow sustainably in partnership with local communities.

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Section 01

Forming an Entity

Expect to pay between $540 and $1,840 USD inclusive of liability insurance

The Process

1

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Sign

Sign agreement of coexistence.

2

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Apply

Fill out 1-2 page application with background check permission.

3

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Purchase

Purchase liability insurance.

The Comparison

Honduras

United States

Próspera ZEDE

Number of Compliance Steps

11

6

3

Compliance Time (Days)

42

4

1

Total Compliance Costs (USD)

$955.78+*

(No insurance included) *This does not include the $2,000+ required to have an attorney file entity registration.

$775

(No insurance included)

$540-1840

(Including liability insurance; cost reduced to $540 for each subsequently created entity by the same resident)

The Comparison

Honduras

Number of Compliance Steps

11

Compliance Time (Days)

42

Total Compliance Costs (USD)

$955.78+*

(No insurance included) *This does not include the $2,000+ required to have an attorney file entity registration.

United States

Number of Compliance Steps

6

Compliance Time (Days)

4

Total Compliance Costs (USD)

$775

(No insurance included)

Próspera ZEDE

Number of Compliance Steps

3

Compliance Time (Days)

1

Total Compliance Costs (USD)

$540-1840

(Including liability insurance; cost reduced to $540 for each subsequently created entity by the same resident)

Section 02

Obtaining Permits

Expect to pay between $50 and $200 USD for most common permits

The Process

1

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Designate

Designate permit type.

2

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Apply

Fill out 1-2 page permit application.

The Comparison

Honduras

United States

Próspera ZEDE

Number of Compliance Steps

17

15

1

Compliance Time (Days)

32

89

1

Total Compliance Costs (USD)

$12,642

$6,162

$50-200

(For most common permits.)

The Comparison

Honduras

Number of Compliance Steps

17

Compliance Time (Days)

32

Total Compliance Costs (USD)

$12,642

United States

Number of Compliance Steps

15

Compliance Time (Days)

89

Total Compliance Costs (USD)

$6,162

Próspera ZEDE

Number of Compliance Steps

1

Compliance Time (Days)

1

Total Compliance Costs (USD)

$50-200

(For most common permits.)

Section 03

Complying with Regulations

You have three choices:

01

Your Home Country

Adopt the regulatory code of Honduras or any of the top OECD countries.

02

Common Law

Common law regulation with 3x enhanced liability and injunctive relief.

03

Propose New

Propose new Safe Harbor regulatory code to Próspera Council.

Section 04

Complying with Labor Law

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Day Labor

90% of day labor employees Honduran

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Minimum Wage

10% over Honduran national minimum wage

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Employer Contributions

Mandatory employer contributions to savings account equal to 8% of gross compensation

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Workweek

6 day/48 hour workweek or 125% overtime compensation

The Comparison

Honduras

United States

Próspera ZEDE

OECD Labor Restrictions Score (Scale 0-5)

2.4

1.2

0.5

The Comparison

Honduras

OECD Labor Restrictions Score (Scale 0-5)

2.4

United States

OECD Labor Restrictions Score (Scale 0-5)

1.2

Próspera ZEDE

OECD Labor Restrictions Score (Scale 0-5)

0.5

Section 05

Paying Taxes

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Income

10% tax on “presumed income” sourced within Próspera (equivalent to 1% gross income tax for businesses and 5% gross income tax for individuals)

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Retail

5% tax on retail value-add (equivalent to 2.5% sales tax)

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Land

1% Land Value Tax (land only. improvements excluded)

The Comparison

Honduras

United States

Próspera ZEDE

Aggregate Tax Revenue as a Percent of GDP

23.36%

(uncapped)

33.3%

(uncapped)

7.5%

(guaranteed max by charter provision*)

Marketable Tax Credit Offerings

The Comparison

Honduras

Aggregate Tax Revenue as a Percent of GDP

23.36%

(uncapped)

Marketable Tax Credit Offerings

United States

Aggregate Tax Revenue as a Percent of GDP

33.3%

(uncapped)

Marketable Tax Credit Offerings

Próspera ZEDE

Aggregate Tax Revenue as a Percent of GDP

7.5%

(guaranteed max by charter provision*)

Marketable Tax Credit Offerings

* 7.5% cap begins the latter of January 1, 2030 or the date population exceeds 50,000

Section 06

Resolving Disputes

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Arbitration

Default Arbitration via

Próspera Arbitration Center (PAC)

The Comparison

Honduras

United States

Próspera ZEDE

Common Law Legal Code

Default Arbitration

The Comparison

Honduras

Common Law Legal Code

Default Arbitration

United States

Common Law Legal Code

Default Arbitration

Próspera ZEDE

Common Law Legal Code

Default Arbitration

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