- NMB Sectors
New digital offering "BayGrow" launches aiming for impact on local economic growth and more.
You may have already seen new links to BayGrow up on our website and – if you’re not already familiar with the concept – BayGrow is the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber’s initiative to effectively promote trade and investment in Nelson Mandela Bay.
Under the leadership of the CEO and the Business Chamber Board’s Trade & Investment Sub-Committee, the complementary activities of the initiative – including the Ease of Doing Business Helpdesk and Research Unit – commenced operations in 2018, financed with grant funding received from the Ezethu Development Trust.
BayGrow has already assisted over 100 investors and businesses with advice and information. Today, we are proud to announce the official launch of BayGrow’s digital platform available to the businesses, entrepreneurs and investors of the Bay.
With the launch of our new digital offering, we will strive to have an even greater reach and impact on local economic growth and business competitiveness in future.
The aim of BayGrow is clear:
To facilitate the attraction and retention of direct investment in Nelson Mandela Bay;
To position and showcase the Bay nationally and globally as a competitive and sustainable business destination;
To coordinate and produce high-quality research focusing on the local economy and business clusters with significant potential for growth; and
To provide service excellence in each of our business-enabling functions – making it easier, faster, and inexpensive to set up and do business in Nelson Mandela Bay.
There has never been a more important time to promote our city-region. By pooling and coordinating crucial resources under a common banner, as well as drawing on best practices in cluster-based research, investment facilitation, and red tape reduction, BayGrow is expected to cater to local entrepreneurs, business leaders, and prospective investors in an impactful manner.
Please keep an eye on our “Trending” news portal for more regular updates and the latest insights from the BayGrow team in the near future.