Economy May 12, 2016 | 11:48 am

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Election results won’t change investment climate: Free Zones chief

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Free Zones Association (Adozona) presidentJose Tomas Contreras on Wednesday said the electoral process mustn’t affect thecountry’s prospects, when asked if the results would change the economic and investmentclimate.

He said regardless of who wins, the pace of foreigninvestment and the Dominican economy will remain the same as in recent years,continuing to attract investment and promote development.

Quoted by, the business leader noted however that if there’s somevariation of those aspects it must be for improvements, for which they’ve alwaysworked closely with the public and private sector.

He called on citizens to exercise their right to vote andurged the candidates to keep calm.

Exports climb

Contreras listed some of the free zones’ results for yearend2015, stressing US$5.6 billion in exports, or nearly 5% more than the same 2014period, and accounted for nearly 58% of all national products.

He added that the free zone’s more than 160,000 direct jobsshow once again that they are one of the country’s biggest employers.

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