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Jamaica: Growth & Jobs | Gov’t Committed To Driving Growth Of Social Enterprises

State minister in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Floyd Green has said that the Government is committed to driving the growth of social enterprises and enabling entrepreneurs to formalise their operations.

Addressing a Social Return on Investment virtual round table recently, Green noted that social enterprises have long been a feature in Jamaica, with many entrepreneurs operating informal businesses that are serving their communities in various ways.

“Almost everyone that does business in the communities in rural Jamaica has a really strong social focus and ends up pumping a lot of the profit back into the community long before it was termed social enterprises,” he said.

“From a government perspective, we are taking social enterprises seriously,” Green said, contending that these businesses can move rural areas forward.

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