‘SMEs’ crutch ‘DIY Economic Growth’

Sector Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are contributing to the economic growth in the province. This sector is a lot of job creation and poverty alleviation. They need to get capital support and facilitation in order to increase economic growth can DIY.

Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) DIY Nur Achmad Affandi said economic conditions remained stable at DIY. Passing of the Law Privileges DIY, will be a magnet to attract investment. Because the leadership of Sultan and Pakualam be set so that the elections did not exist.

“With titles like this will not be a lot of political policy changes, it is very attractive for investment,” said Nur Ahmad Affandi.

According to Nur Achmad, Gross Domestic Income (GDP) DIY only Rp46 trillion with a population of 3.4 million people. That is, the income per capita is only Rp15 million per year. Though small, yet life expectancy in the DIY index is higher than the national average. Even the amount of unemployment that is also very small.

“This is where SMEs have to be more empowered in order to per capita income could be increased. Hippi could play a greater role in boosting economic growth,” said the former member of parliament this DIY.

Chairman Yani center Motik Hippi said domestic production should be supported by government policy. Including the creation of the domestic product market and foreign restrictions. For many products such as herbs that hard to get in a foreign country. Though many Chinese medicines that dominate the domestic market.

“Local potential must be developed in order to grow a new economy,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Head of Economic Administration and Local Government Natural Resources Retno Setijowati DIY, DIY claimed growth in the last 12 years is pretty good. It’s just that the dominance of investment is still a lot of sectors supported by foreign investment (PMA). While domestic investment (DCI), is still very limited.

The government, in fact has a lot to develop a partnership effort between the centers, and industrial and SMEs. Including ease in getting low interest to support investment climate. In fact a lot of these businesses are not skilled and familiar with banking.