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培育阿拉伯的企业家精神

华盛顿——在整个中东和北非,技术中心正在出现。无论是在贝鲁特数字区还是开罗的GrEEk产业园,中东最聪明的头脑正在将创新理念转化为可以销售的产品。

两个月前,我访问贝鲁特数字区,以及之前参观GrEEK 产业园初创企业中心时,我可以明显感受到乐观情绪——而且这样的乐观情绪很有道理。在这个阿拉伯之春革命以来一直在努力寻找经济基础的地区,这些孵化器所提炼出来的创新理念实际决定着地区的未来。

无论哪里的初创企业均有助于创造就业机会、提升竞争力、提高生产率和促进经济增长,而且有助于减少贫困和应对气候变化。而且当充满活力的新公司将创新产品和服务带到未经开发的市场,他们为私营部门发展作出了积极的贡献。

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