Improving the Finances in the Municipalities

The extremely poor finances of the vast majority of our municipalities and our Colombian departments seem to have no short term solution, which is why their new managers must make a great effort to find initiatives, creativity and leadership that will enable their four years in office, not only solve the economic and fiscal problems of their administrations, but enduring chart a course that allows the launch of its society towards development and productive employment. Fortunately, since the very beginning of their mandates will have on hand a coherent and well supported export policy outlined by the national government, whose main priority is “to increase and diversify the exportable supply through the growth of existing export sectors and by identifying and encourage new products. ” To require that all regional players to improve productivity, competitiveness and knowledge of global demand and foreign markets, fell within the national strategy for reducing overruns incurred by the producer in Colombia. The Export Plan recognizes the diversity of geographical, economic, social and cultural life and in this context, the comparative advantages offered by its different regions. In this perspective, the plan aims to deepen the knowledge of regional competitiveness, taking advantage of the various studies that have been made and strengthen supply chains or “Regional Clusters.” Through the Regional Advisory Committees for Foreign Trade – CARCES – tasks will be coordinated to achieve this purpose. Also, will link regional offices Proexport, Incomex, chambers of commerce and guilds.

The Ministry of Foreign Trade, will establish a special bank export projects which entered regional strategic projects that require the promotion abroad and government support to attract foreign investors. There, on the other hand, a strong support to Small and Medium Enterprises which offer interesting possibilities, given the greater flexibility with which they can operate and the ratio of capital – labor that characterizes them. However, we must help them overcome their major structural problems identified by the “low-skilled human resources, technological constraints and access to capital, lack of quality control, limited access to financial resources, low insertion in the markets and the low capacity of business management. ” Thus, our regional leaders have a speedy mechanism to begin restructuring their departments and municipalities, giving a total shift to the future of its people, because they both like them, “deserve to be.”