Las Americas Free Trade continues to expand


Staff member
Feb 20, 2019

President Luis Abinader was at the Las Americas Free Trade Zone Park in eastern Santo Domingo for the announcement of the industrial park’s expansion project. The park has 17,000 employees and expects to add5,000 jobs this year. New jobs are being added in services, packaging materials, plastic products, medical device manufacturing and sterilization services.

President Abinader spoke of encouraging prospects formanufacturing in 2021, when visiting the industrial park on Friday, 22 January 2021. He said the year should be one of strong economic recovery and intense business activity and that the government is betting on free zones to provide many new jobs. Abinader says forecasts are for a 6% growth in 2021.

Abinader said that in the last quarter of 2020 the freezone manufacturing sector had registered the highest growth in its contribution to the country’s Gross...

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