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Gov't aiming for manufacturing sector to contribute $81 billion to GDP

The Government is aiming to increase the contribution of the manufacturing sector to gross domestic product (GDP) to $81 billion over the next five years.
 
This is up from $66 billion in 2018.  
 
The disclosure was made by Leslie Campbell, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF), during the tabling of the National Five Year Manufacturing Growth Strategy, 2020-2025 for Jamaica in parliament on Tuesday.
 
The strategy was developed by MICAF, the Jamaica Manufacturers and Exporters Association (JMEA), and Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and is aimed at increasing jobs, as well as foreign and local direct investment in the manufacturing industry.
 


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