At an awards ceremony held at the Boardwalk Convention Centre, Metro companies from all sectors were recognised for their role in developing the economy, creating jobs and promoting investment.
This initiative forms part of a Trade and Investment Strategy to retain and recognise investors, past and present.
Through an Export Helpdesk, the Metro is working to improve and diversify its service offering. This objective is imperative in order to develop lasting and productive relationships with companies.
Delivering his keynote address, Executive Mayor Athol Trollip said the Metro should was well positioned as an international investment destination of choice and should thus capitalise on its niche offerings.
“The Metro is a major role player in agriculture and ocean economy, as well as other key economic areas. We therefore need to capitalise on our strengths and develop the economy of our city to become competitive with others such as Cape Town,” Mayor Trollip said.
He further emphasised that the government’s core goal of eradicating poverty, unemployment and equality was enabled through the continued investment by the business sector in the City.
As such, the continued “recognition of the contribution you make in our City is acknowledged, highly appreciated and celebrated”.
In recent years, some of the Nelson Mandela Bay’s local companies, big and small, have shown confidence in doing business in the region. This has translated to new investments in the manufacturing industry and considerable expansions or re-investments have occurred or announced.
Considering the plethora of challenges local companies have been and are currently faced with, many continue to grow in spite of strenuous increases in the cost of doing business locally and trading in a globally competitive market.
— Beggar-In-chief (@sbongile_dim) June 6, 2017
EDITOR: It really pains me to say that when I observed the above photo I thought EXACTLY what you are thinking, too!
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