Free Zones Council approves 10 New companies set to generate 636 direct jobs
Santo Domingo.- The National Council of Export Free Zones (CNZFE) greenlit the establishment of 10 companies with a projected investment of RD$2,039 million in its inaugural session for the year 2024. Additionally, the approval included the setup of three free zone parks, foreseeing an investment totaling RD$2,463 million and generating US$2.15 million in foreign currency. The initiative is set to create 636 new direct jobs and contribute US$12.5 million in foreign exchange.
In 2023, the free zone sector achieved record-breaking export figures, reaching US$8.060 million and generating over 197,700 direct jobs. The Minister of MICM reported that the recent approvals bring the total number of approved companies to 290 during the current government administration, with a projected investment of US$660.1 million and the creation of 44,657 new direct jobs.
Minister Bisonó, alongside CNZFE Executive Director Daniel Liranzo, emphasized that in 2024, the free zones would maintain historical performance in terms of job creation, investment attraction, and export growth. The favorable business climate in the Dominican Republic was highlighted, with plans to continue fostering development, attracting new investments, and supporting existing ones.
The approved companies, such as Consultants LA and Broadway Support Services in services and Precision Tech, Port Bay Services, DasMedical International, Dominican Siah, White Label Dominicana, and ETC Elite Tobacco Company in the industrial sector, will engage in various activities, including international customer assistance services, call center operations, cigarette manufacturing, electronic device assembly, food and beverage services for cruise ships, textile manufacturing, tobacco processing, and cigar production.
These new free zone entities will be strategically located across different provinces, including Santo Domingo, National District, Santiago, La Vega, Pedernales, La Romana, San Pedro De Macorís, and El Seibo.