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In Honor of National Small Business Week, 2012

Posted by on May 23, 2012 | 3 comments

Follow Email President Obama has declared the week of May 20th – 26th National Small Business Week, 2012. The Presidential Declaration refers to small businesses as the backbone of the US economy. It also uses the opportunity to highlight two key initiatives begun by the Obama Administration to promote and support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and encourage greater trade among SMEs throughout the Western Hemisphere. In...

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The Global Economy in 2030 for Developing Countries

Posted by on May 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Follow Email Earlier this year, I was asked to write an article that would anticipate Jamaica’s place in the global economy in 2030. What would the trade rules look like then, and what would Jamaica be trading? It was supposed to be a very futuristic approach. As I wrote, however, I realized that the best thing that a developing country could do, in my opinion, to become global players in the world economy, was to put in place the...

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