Following the Irish
This ad made me really think...
Ireland recently resuscitated their economy after making several structural changes that I haven't yet researched.
It has enabled them to place the following advertisement in the most recent Harvard Business Review, which made me wonder when we in Jamaica will be able to make the same claim.
I can imagine my country placing one just like this in the future, boasting about the progress we are making and asking other firms to come and share in it.
Unfortunately, our business environment remains one of the most difficult to operate in, and there are much better alternatives that exist, in the eyes of many investors.
So far, I can't detect that this particular government understands the issue, as they don't tend to speak in tones that appeal to me, a small business owner.
Interestingly, today the opposition JLP came out with a message that their main emphasis will be job creation, which I think is the only way for us to climb out of the economic hole we are in.