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Business major gets in on Panama's boom
Business major gets in on Panama's boom

Matt Landau
Panama City, Panama

When I graduated college in 2005, the job market was starting to get really bad. Instead of following my friends to work in DC or New York, I took my trade (a degree in international business) to Panama.

Aside from low unemployment rates, an expanding expat migration, and Latin America's fastest growing economy, a lot has happened in Panama between then and now.

I founded one of the nation's top travel and investment blogs ThePanamaReport.com, and bought a cool, little boutique hotel, called Los Cuatro Tulipanes.

It's been a very convenient six years to be away. The majority of my friends who graduated went into the mainstream job market in the United States, and some are struggling.

Last updated August 30 2011: 12:57 PM ET