The Enugu Government said it has demonstrated commitment and competency in the management of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the state.
Speaking during a one day training for entrepreneurs in the state, the Special Adviser to Enugu Governor on SMEs and Investment Promotion, Mr Anayo Agu, said the state has funded over 2500 companies totaling about 2 billion Naira.
Mr Agu said the state made funds available for running and starting up business irrespective of where the individual comes from.
He said the state is ready to take advantage of foreign partnership because of its abundance in trainable individuals who are willing to grow in business and contribute their quota.
He noted the state has attracted a lot of foreign investments which are at the preliminary stages citing the U.S solar power plant at Nachi.
“We have a U.S company that is still at the beginning stages of establishing a solar plant in Enugu state and to be precise at Nachi, the reason these investors are coming to the state is because of the full assurance that is coming from the state. Not only that the state will protect the investment but also to enable it.
“In terms of international business, we have international airport; the Akanu-Ibiam International Airport which is thriving, we have Ethiopian airline that operates twice weekly, and just by the airport we have the free trade zone”.
Mr Agu further explained that the free trade zone will give manufacturers opportunity to sell goods at duty free and equally export to another countries.
He said the state will continue to provide enabling environment to ensure the ease of doing business.