A Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) was signed on Friday, 21st October 2016 between the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) and the San Pedro Town Council.

The purpose of the MOC was to formalize the collaboration between BELTRAIDE through its Small Business Development Centre, Belize (SBDCBelize) and the Belize Training and Employment Centre (BTEC) with the San Pedro Town Council in order to promote the development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEís), job preparedness and professional development trainings in Ambergris Caye.

Under the MOC, the San Pedro Town Council will facilitate BELTRAIDE in special projects and or initiatives that are closely related to enterprise development, such as funding for example, seed capital initiatives, advising for start-ups and providing advice to established businesses among many others.

As part of the MOC, a Working Committee will be established which will have representation of all the relevant parties, to exchange data, information and reports, events etc.

The MOC was signed by Mr Daniel Guerrero, Mayor of San Pedro Town, on behalf of the San Pedro Town Council while Ms Lejia Melanie Gideon, General Manager, Enterprise and Innovation, signed on behalf of BELTRAIDE.