A total of 24 entrepreneurs from Yecla, from the furniture industry, metal, trade, agriculture, industrial equipment, sportswear, construction and transport, have participated in the meeting organized at the behest of economic Mayor Mark Ortuño , with the aim of analyzing the difficult economic and productive currently being experienced by our municipality.
The meeting, held in the city of Yecla, October 22, allowed to "take the pulse of the industry and business activity of Yecla in a comprehensive manner, with a bidirectional sense, since from the Mayor discussed the three axes municipal activated working on economic, within their competence, and representatives of different business sectors presented their experiences and proposals to encourage the revitalization of the local economy, "says Mayor Mark Ortuño.
In this sense, Yecla mayor stressed that the City Council is in compliance with the Party's electoral program of our city in terms of development and economic diversification, with support and advice to entrepreneurs and freelancers, training programs and workshops to improve competitiveness and promote access to the labor market and working with business organizations and educational institutions, including the University of Murcia, the University-Enterprise, or CETEM Development Institute.
He also commented that it is developing a modification of mandatory tax to get bonuses for entrepreneurs, and the streamlining of administrative procedures.
The impetus to rural tourism and agriculture, and urban improvement and pedestrianization of the city center for the promotion of local commerce, are other municipal projects undertaken recently.
The other line of municipal work is channeled through the Bureau for Employment, which meets monthly with the active and effective participation of trade union representatives and municipal groups and sectors of the furniture, and metal trade .
The third activity is linked to measures of local economic growth contained in the agreement signed with the INFO few weeks ago.
By employers, repeatedly put on the table the complications that come with unfinished highway A-33 for the diversification of the economic sectors of Yecla and to encourage creation of new industries that create jobs in the locality.
Among the challenges for development submitted by employers include funding shortages, rising business costs and complications for the creation of new businesses, as well as the depreciation of the products, especially midrange and population decline Yecla is experiencing.
The experience offered by employers provided a number of feasible solutions in the medium term, so insistent that lie in a vision of the companies exporting and internationalization, the commitment to training and helplines agriculture, considered an emerging sector in Yecla, which continues to generate employment and it is linked to other productive sectors such as viticulture, organic products and wine tourism.
Employers also noted that they feel compelled to set priorities to prop up their industries, because they consider it a responsibility, despite suffering financial problems, and believe that the AVE, stopping at the station Villena, can do " Yecla that sounds and looks ", and become a useful tool of communication and approach from strategic locations throughout the country.
From the point of view of production and tourism, entrepreneurs involved in this match analysis of the local economy, which was reaffirmed in industrial restructuring and the future of Yecla depend on the A-33.
Yecla Mayor thanked the positive response of all entrepreneurs and their valuable contributions, they "represent an actual diagnosis of the economic situation of our city."
Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla