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Relocation of JAMPRO’s office will boost image — Hylton

Thursday, July 31, 2014    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — MINISTER of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Anthony Hylton, says the relocation of Jamaica Promotions Corporation's (JAMPRO) regional office from the town centre to the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall, St James, will strengthen the image of the organisation.

Addressing the official opening of the new site last Thursday, the minister said it will also boost JAMPRO's ability to better accommodate global investors, as Jamaica moves towards a logistics-centred economy.

"JAMPRO's Western Regional Office has always been the 'go-to agency' for international business clients, as well as our local investors and business people, especially our export clients, covering the regions of St Ann, Trelawny, Hanover, Westmoreland and St Elizabeth," Minister Hylton noted.

"It is for these reasons and much more, that the Ministry and JAMPRO have placed high priority on building and deepening our relationship with you, the citizens and leaders of this dynamic and exceptional region of the country. JAMPRO's new 'enhanced business space' is also part of a larger plan to extend the reach of key agencies providing information about capacity-building services for the medium, small, and micro-sized enterprises (MSMEs)," he added.

Hylton argued that in global business and marketing, style and substance are essential ingredients for success. By relocating the office, he feels JAMPRO will be in a stronger position to grow and expand Jamaica's business profile, thus convincing the world that the country is a viable and credible investment destination.

"What we do here today will drive our movement forward to build a highly efficient logistics-centred economy that represents our best chance to be a competitive nation, that is integrated in the world trading system and global value chains," he argued.

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