May 30, 2023 -Willemstad, May 30, 2023 – On Friday, May 26, the Social Economic Council (SER) of Curaçao, represented by the Director/Secretary General and the advisors of the SER, received the board and working group of Adeck, the interest association for small and medium-sized enterprises of Curaçao. During this visit, the ambitions and future plans of the board were discussed, as well as the usefulness and necessity of an interest association for the small and medium-sized businesses of Curaçao.
The meeting between the SER advisors and Adeck took place in a constructive and open atmosphere, where both parties had the opportunity to share their visions and insights. Adeck’s board presented its ambitions and future plans, aimed at strengthening Curaçao’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). They stressed the importance of a strong interest group to represent the voice of SMEs and represent their interests to government and other relevant agencies.
The SER showed great interest in Adeck’s plans and recognized the crucial role of SMEs in the island’s economy. SMEs play a vital role in creating jobs, stimulating innovation and promoting sustainable economic growth. It was agreed on the importance of close cooperation between the interest association and the government to address the challenges and opportunities for SMEs and create a favorable business environment.
Several topics were also discussed during the meeting, including promoting entrepreneurship, improving access to finance for SMEs, enhancing competitiveness and promoting sustainability in business operations. Valuable insights were exchanged and concrete action points were identified to further strengthen the position of SMEs. Both parties are determ ined to make a positive contribution to the economic development of Curaçao and the creation of a favorable business climate for SMEs.