*) The highest priority strategies within each foundation are indicated by bold type
II .Economic Development
Curaçao will have a sustainable, export oriented economy based on an inviting investment climate and providing adequate job opportunities for the local labor force..
Targeted value-added job sectors
Develop a sustainable economy with a balance between the economy and the environment. Serve as a hub between Central & South America, North America and Europe. Understanding drivers in the new global economy: speed, telecommunications for data and voice, electronic equipment and services.
Focus on targeted sectors and provide the infrastructure, skilled workforce, marketing, government policies and incentives to make these sectors a success: tourism, transport and logistics, export, financial services, information technology, high technology and manufacturing.
B Business friendly tax and regulatory policies
Reform the labor laws:
Flexibility of the labor force and labor regulations:
Deregulation, efficiency and transparency
Encourage labor participation of structurally unemployed
Improve the quality of the local labor force
Train employers in management planning and human resources development
Improve labor productivity.
Create harmonious relationships between labor, business and government.
Remove all policy induced and regulatory impediments to the growth of offshore finance, logistics, free zone and telecommunications sectors and other targeted sectors.
Ensure that Curaçao has tax and regulatory policies that encourage international competitiveness and high productivity.
Value-added job creation for the targeted sectors
Develop a policy and laws encouraging small and middle size business enterprise (SME).
provide business incubators to assist the creation of startup business
develop an entrepreneurial spirit among our people
provide the opportunity for basic business-related training for starting new business and for business feasibility assistance
maintain simple rules so that the less educated can begin and continue their own small business
provide capital for entrepreneurship at four levels: seed capital, angels (pre startup investors), operating loans and venture capital after startup.