HUERCAL-OVERA council and the Almeria Chamber of Commerce see eye-to-eye on the benefits of opening an office for the provincial institution in the municipality, the local authority reported.
Commenting following a recent meeting with Chamber of Commerce President Jeronomo Parra, Huercal-Overa Mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez said a municipal office would make it possible to “provide a more close at hand service to the business people in our municipality and the surrounding area.”
The Chamber of Commerce has the same objective.
“This decentralization and closer proximity to companies in their municipalities and areas of influence gives us greater flexibility in responding and provides business people with greater communication and contact”, Parra said.
The idea is the Huercal-Overa office would offer all the Chamber of Commerce business services, including details on European programmes, training and innovation activities, processing certificates of origin for exports, courses aimed at young people looking for employment and subsidies for small and medium-sized businesses.