The CCB was awarded the 2009 Ibero-American Prize for Quality, Gold Category: Large Private Organisation, the greatest recognition of excellence in the management of businesses within the region and, given its importance, is subscribed to the Ibero-American Conference of Heads of State and Governments.
The institution inaugurated the Chapinero business centre, a site destined to support learning, promote business competitiveness and acts as a civic, social and cultural meeting point in a strategic zone of the city.
The CCB continued innovating its management processes through the production of a new public registry system under Service Orientated Architecture (SOA, in English).
Parallel to this it generated agreements with nine mayoralties within Cundinamarca, with the aim of enhancing entrepreneurship in the municipalities, supporting business activity and strengthening cohabitation and security. Also, the creation of the Arbitraje Mipymes (Arbitration MSMEs), a dispute resolution service for the needs of micro, small and medium sized businesses.
Two new conciliation centres were put into service, located in Fusagasugá and Zipaquirá.
The programme Conciliación Escolar (School conciliation) - Hermes has managed to cover 70% of the schools in the district.
The CCB projected a message against the anticiclical politics of the National Government in the infrastructure axis. Similarly it launched a widespread campaign against contraband and the laundering of assets entitled Negocios Responsables y Seguros (Responsible and Safe Businesses)”.
In the educational support programme, it developed an initiative to promote bilingualism during which nearly 3000 people are being trained.
Agenda Cultural (Cultural Agenda) created the Music programme and successfully completed the Feria Internacional de Arte de Bogotá (Bogotá International Art Fair) - ArtBo.
In reference to the results achieved from the concerted efforts between the public and private sector to improve quality of live, Bogotá rose, for the sixth consecutive year, in the Latin America competitiveness ranking created by America Economy Intelligence. It rose from 16th position in 2003 to sixth position in 2009 and maintained leadership for the best capitals in the Andean region where to establish productive activities, to live and do business.