Europe and Eurasia

Macedonia Small Business Expansion Project (SBEP)

Client: United States Agency for International Development


Working closely with Macedonia’s Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs)—which contribute 61 percent of Macedonia's GDP—we tailor support services so they can create great jobs and grow their businesses. The project helps firms in the Polog and Pelagonija regions capitalize on their potential in agro-processing, light manufacturing, tourism, and other fields. Our approach dovetails with the Government of Macedonia's decentralization agenda and the European Union's emphasis on regional economic development as part of the accession process. Building regional alliances around specific opportunities clears the way for future cross-border cooperation and funds for regional development.

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