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Las Américas is Recognized on the 50th anniversary of the free zone in the DR.

On the 50th anniversary of the free zone in our country, the Dominican government recognized the companies, park operators and drivers of the sector that generate more than 375,000 jobs.

In the welcome speech, the executive director of the National Council of Export Free Zones (CNZFE), Luisa Fernández, said that, over the course of the 50 years, the sector has evolved enormously, diversifying not only the processes and sectors, but also its export markets.

“Today the country has one of the most important free zone systems in the region, standing out in Latin America for its leadership in job creation, number of companies, and exports,” she said.

In the last 50 years, the dynamism registered by the free zones has translated into an important contribution to the Dominican economy, standing out in the creation of formal jobs, currency generation, attraction of foreign capital and technology transfer.

“To date, we have 74 free zone parks and 705 companies in 25 provinces operating in the country, generating more than 175,000 direct jobs and approximately 200,000 indirect jobs.”

The President of the Dominican Republic recognized the employees who have worked in free zone companies for more than 40 years. And also recognized the operators of Santiago Free Zone industrial parks, Caribbean Industrial Park, PIISA Industrial Park, Santiago Norte Industrial Park (PISANO), Las Américas Free Zone, La Romana Free Zone, San Isidro Free Zone, San Pedro de Macorís Free Zone and Tamboril Free Zone.

In an emotional surprise for those present, especially for the Executive Director of CNZFE Mrs. Luisa Fernández, the president of ADOZONA, Federico Domínguez Aristy, recognized her for her tireless activity and the synergy she has achieved between the public and private sectors in favor of the country’s free zones.

News extracted from the presidency of the Dominican Republic: