Special economic zones as shield

The Philippines has at least 415 special economic zones. These are composed of manufacturing, IT Parks, tourism, agro-industrial and medical jurisdictions that enjoy the benefits and perks similar to other SEZs in other countries. Along with our other economic low-hanging fruits such as tourism, agriculture and export of services, these special zones are magnets of growth and development. They spur economic activities and boost our exports of goods and services. They generate immediate employment and allow our citizens to bring home much-needed support for their families.

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World Free Zones Organization November 2021 newsletter

The World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) is a global not-for-profit organization that provides one authoritative, collective voice representing the interests of free zones around the world. The World FZO was launched in Dubai, UAE, in May 2014, by its 14 founding members and under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. Registered in Geneva and headquartered in Dubai, the World FZO is the only truly international, multi-lateral organization for zones in the world today.

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Rural communities bedrock of recovery

The resilience of regional and rural communities is the hallmark of the Australian spirit and the bedrock on which our economic recovery is being built. More than 9.5 million Australians call regional Australia home. And when we look at what has helped drive our bounce back it is the resources sector, the agricultural sector and tourism in regional and rural Australia.

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Article – Uluru seeks rock-solid ideas for growth

14 July 2014PS News Online The Board of Management of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Central Australia has called for ideas from the public to boost tourism to the iconic destination. Chair […]

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Article – NT to invest A$4.75m in tourism infrastructure

9 April 2015 Micebtn Australia’s Northern Territory Government will spend A$4.75 million in the next two years on a Tourism Infrastructure Development Fund aimed at developing strategic infrastructure designed to grow the […]

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Article – Plenty of scope to increase tourism on the Northern Rivers

30 September 2014 Kimmaree Thompson The Northern Star TOURISM is a leading industry on Northern Rivers, bringing $1.5 billion to our economy and employing more than 7% of our workforce. But as […]

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Article – WA tourism sector set for resurgence in wake of mining boom

2 September 2014 ABC News Western Australia’s tourism sector is gearing up to take advantage of a resurgence in the industry as the resources boom eases. Australian Tourism Export Council managing director […]

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Article – Capricorn Coast chases $80m for northern tourist link

20 August 2014 Pam McKay The Morning Bulletin MAYOR Bill Ludwig says it is the “ideal time” for the Livingstone Shire Council to push its plans for a northern tourist link. The […]

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Australia's resource export volumes surge in 2013

25 July 2014 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade The volume of Australia’s resources (mineral and fuels) exports grew over 10 per cent in 2013 – almost double the annual rate of […]

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Article – Push Pilbara mining to tourists, Anderson says

28 July 2014 Cole Latimer Australian Mining The founder of Contiki, John Anderson, has urged the Pilbara to promote its mining industry as a tourist attraction. Addressing the Pilbara Pulse Economic Summit, Anderson […]

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