The Northeastern Technological Initiative, a nonprofit known as INTENE for its initials in Spanish, recently teamed up with the Business and Communities Finance Corporation and the municipality of Carolina to host a summit that drew more than 100 entrepreneurs looking for support and information on how to establish their own business.
During the event, business leaders and advisors from the public and private sectors offered workshops on federal resources, commercial financing, the Jobs Act Now and corporate incentives, factors to consider when setting prices, marketing and social networks, and economic development projects underway at the Carolina urban center.
INTENE represents 10 municipalities — Carolina, Canóvanas, Ceiba, Fajardo, Luquillo, Río Grande, Loíza, Trujillo Alto, Vieques and Culebra — to strengthen and expanding the regional industrial base, develop new and innovative businesses in the region and developing a better business environment.
For this event, INTENE enlisted several local and federal agencies to provide information and support, namely the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Corporation for Business and Community Financing, the Economic Development Bank, Puerto Rico Trade and Export, Puerto Rico Manufacturing Extension Inc., and JLMC Consulting Group.
The activity served as a platform to promote opportunities for business exchange among entrepreneurs in the Northeast region.