Friday, May 24, 2019

Cluster development

Cluster development
01 Nov

Small Business Minister Dwight Sutherland says government intends to use cluster development to help communities around the island to benefit from what he calls the economy of proximity.

He made the comments during the recent launch of government's Trust Loan fund.

Mr. Sutherland adds that government is therefore proposing to implement geographically-based clusters throughout Barbados using the Trust Loan mechanism as the catalyst.

The Minister adds that an important element of the cluster programme will be the involvement of a community mentor, who ideally, will be an individual either indigenous or closely attached to the community, and who also has been successful in some form of entrepreneurial undertaking.