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Residents of Portmore are being urged to capitalize on the economic opportunities that are available to them, especially in light of the sheer population of the municipality.

The call came from Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, who was addressing a civic ceremony at the Power of Faith Ministries in the Portmore Mall on June 28, where she was presented with the Key to the Municipality.

Mrs. Simpson Miller noted that there are tremendous opportunities for business development in the community.

“You must seek to expand business friendliness and work to open up as many outlets as possible for the entrepreneurial spirit of our people here in this municipality,” the Prime Minister said.

She cited the growth of the business community over the years, and the “remarkable transformation from a dormitory community to a thriving business district.”

“In fact, if we recall where Portmore was ten years ago, and pause to truly take stock of the development that has taken place here, we will conclude that Portmore has indeed come a far way. This is not to say the journey is to stop here. The journey is to continue,” Mrs. Simpson Miller said.

The Prime Minister urged the Council and residents to prepare themselves to take advantage of their proximity to several big investment projects, such as the planned Caymanas Logistics Centre and the 750,000 square feet of factory space in Naggo Head, that will be developed into an ultra-modern technology park with the potential to employ some 12,000 persons.

Contact: Andrea Braham