Its economy is based on trade, banking, electronics stores, and supermarkets. Agriculture and livestock are important parts of the economy of this city. Pottery in areas as La Peña, saddlery in la Colorada, and a large sugar mill on La Raya de Santamaria make the economy of this region quite dynamic. Santiago is not the place to see tall buildings, but you will find beautiful squares, avenues, and parks. One of its most important architectural landmarks is the Juan Demóstenes Arosemena Normal School which was built more than 60 years ago and has recently been renovated.