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  • Business owners are urged to recruit highly competent managers and leaders, who can position the entity to take advantage of opportunities to be created from the Logistic Hub Initiative.
  • Under the Logistic Hub Initiative, which includes the Special Economic Zones (SEZs), private sector companies will have the opportunity to provide services to international and local enterprises.
  • The State Minister remained the gathering of the improvements to the business environment, being undertaken by the Government, in order to unlock investments, facilitate growth and development of businesses.

State Minister for Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams, has charged business owners to recruit highly competent managers and leaders, who can position the entity to take advantage of opportunities to be created from the Logistic Hub Initiative.

She made the call while delivering the keynote address at a leadership conference held on July 1, at the International University of the Caribbean’s (IUC) campus on Old Hope Road, St. Andrew.

According to Mrs. Ffolkes Abrahams, under the Logistic Hub Initiative, which includes the Special Economic Zones (SEZs), private sector companies will have the opportunity to provide services to international and local enterprises.

“You must have educated and equipped business and project managers with the capacity to meet the demands, and make the most of the opportunities,” she said, noting that collaboration with the private sector is vital “in achieving the goal of Jamaica becoming a logistics-centred economy”.

The State Minister remained the gathering of the improvements to the business environment, being undertaken by the Government, in order to unlock investments, facilitate growth and development of businesses.

The ultimate aim, she said “is to stop years of anaemic growth, and allow for a stronger, more sustainable and inclusive economy”.

The conference, held under the theme: ‘Retooling Business and Project Managers for the 21st Century Marketplace,’ included presenters from academia and the business sector.

Topics covered included: ‘Leadership During Times of Complexity and Change’, ‘Entrepreneurial Excellence’, ‘Visioning Organizational Growth’, and ‘Projecting Businesses: Becoming an Agile Manager’.