Medellín Adventure Tours
At the beginning of the 21st century, the city has regained industrial dynamism, with the construction of the Medellín Metro commuter rail, and liberalized development policies, improved security, and improved education. Researchers at the Overseas Development Institute have lauded the city as a pioneer of a post-Washington consensus ‘local development state’ model of economic development. The city is promoted internationally as a tourist destination. Is considered by the GaWC as a sufficient city to be global city. Medellín is currently bidding to host the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics.
The Medellín Metropolitan Area produces 67% of the Department of Antioquia’s GDP and 11% of the economy of Colombia. Medellín is important to the region for its universities, academies, commerce, industry, science, health services, flower-growing, festivals and nightlife.