Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, is urging businesses to embrace technology as a means to boost Jamaica’s competitiveness and productivity.

Dr. Clarke used the example of two businesses competing in relatively close proximity.

The Minister was speaking yesterday at the Planning Institute of Jamaica’s release of it’s survey of Jamaican establishments.

Dr. Clarke notes businesses require capital to invest in technology, making access to finance paramount.

However, the Finance Minister acknowledges that the country still has ways to go to improve access to finance for businesses.

Dr. Nigel Clarke, Minister of Finance and Planning.