Local Economic Enterprise Creates Impact
Pressing on to carry out its mandate the Social Development Commissions’ Local Economic Development Support Programme (LEDSP) hosted two (2) of its highly regarded and anticipated business exposition in St Ann and Hanover.
The first of which was the Brown’s Town Business Expo & Symposium, on June 11, 2017 at the Brown’s Town Transport Centre, Browns Town, St. Ann.
Patrons out in their numbers supporting the Local Economic Initiatives at the Brown’s Town Business Expo & Symposium.
The exposition themed: Empowered to Grow in a Clean Environment saw the town coming alive with hundreds of patrons viewing, networking, and sampling a wide range of products and services from Local Economic Initiatives (LEI) that were on display.
The second exposition dubbed the Hopewell Night-Out-Business Fair was held in Hanover on Saturday, June 12, 2017 and focused on highlighting over twenty (2) LEIs from several communities in the parish.
With the support of the Community Development Committees (CDCs) participating in the fair, LEIs were able to showcase a wide array of locally produced products including clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, juices, crafts, herbal medicine, and food products.
Hopewell’s product development competitor being Judged by Christopher Savauria of Bureau of Standard Jamaica (left), Ivel McLean of SDC (centre) and Dave Bro6wn, Member of Parliament Eastern Hanover (right).
The Hopewell Night-Out-Business Fair included performances from local gospel artistes, a fashion show, and a DJ competition.
Through SDC, the Local Economic Development Support Programme has been working to develop small and medium initiatives like those showcased at the Hopewell Night-Out-Business Fair and the Brown’s Town Business Expo & Symposium. The programme is aimed at bolstering viable economic enterprises and shaping a culture of productivist that will result in growth in the local economy primarily at the community level.
Prepared by: STRATCOM Dept.