New Office To Boost JAMPRO's Image, Says Hylton

Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton (left), assisted by President of JAMPRO, Diane Edwards (second left) and Mayor of Montego Bay and Chairman of the St. James Parish Council, Councillor Glendon Harris, as he cuts the ribbon to signal the official opening of the new JAMPRO regional Office at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.At right is Minister of State in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon.Sharon Ffolkes Abrahams.

Minister of Industry, Investment and Com-merce, 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 on Thursday, the minister said it would 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," 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.

The minister argued that in global business and marketing, style and substance are essential ingredients for success, and that by relocating the office, JAMPRO would 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.

Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Published Date: 
Monday, July 28, 2014