TO ASSESS THE POSITION OF SMALL MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ETHOPIA
Keywords:Economic Development, Small Manufacturing, Small Enterprises
Development of micro and small enterprises holds the attraction of being the most important component of broader economic development and poverty alleviation. They are seen as a key and sustainable generator of employment and income for citizens and tax revenue for the state. They also serve as a bridge between informal economy and the formalized corporate sector in developing countries. Likewise, if they are able to meet the required export quality and standards, for some countries they are a source of foreign exchange earnings. It is also believed that a variant micro and small enterprise sector helps to encourage competition since they are favorable to bring about economic growth.
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