Tuesday, 23 May 2023 02:36

CONAMYPE and the municipality of Colon sign agreement to support local MSEs

Written by Evelyn Alas

The Comisión Nacional de la Micro y Pequeña Empresa (CONAMYPE) continues to articulate actions to support mype business people and entrepreneurs throughout the country.

As part of this type of actions, CONAMYPE and the Municipality of Colón signed an inter-institutional agreement to promote local economic development in this municipality, for the creation of new enterprises, promotion, development, protection and strengthening of micro and small enterprises.

Through the cooperation agreement, CONAMYPE undertakes to provide business assistance, training and methodological transfers to the mype located in the municipality, to promote entrepreneurship, diversification, productive and commercial reconversion, innovation and industrialization.

CONAMYPE will also support the municipality in designing, updating, and improving the local economic development plan, based on the capacities of the mype operating in the municipality.

The municipality agrees to provide access to information on the mype for purposes of updating the census of local businesses and productive fabric, financial needs, and other information determined necessary to achieve the purposes of this agreement.

In addition to linking women and young entrepreneurs, small producers, and mype identified in the territory in order to strengthen their skills through business training and to professionalize their products or services.

Colón is a developing municipality with several commercial centers and urban development projects, a large part of its population is engaged in commerce and agriculture, and it is one of the main access points to the San Salvador metropolitan area.

The main production areas in this municipality are: livestock, vegetables, fruit trees such as oranges, grapefruit, limes, mangoes, bananas, plantains, African palm and coffee.

This type of inter-institutional alliances responds to what is stated in President Nayib Bukele's Plan Cuscatlán, which states that "The development of the municipalities will be an important element for the achievement of economic growth".


Translated by: A.M