Romania - Creation of a business incubator
The Medgidia plant had to restructure its headcount during its integration phase into the Lafarge Group. New jobs had to be created. Thus, the plant supported the emergence of small and medium-sized enterprises through a business incubator. Local authorities were eager to support the project.
The first objective of the Medgidia business incubator project was to encourage the creation of new jobs. Furthermore, it was important to support new businesses, by hosting them and providing them with administrative incentives and consultancy services.
For Lafarge, the project consisted of:
Over 200 new jobs have been created since 1999.
US$ 100,000 (approx. €100,000), including financial, in kind and volunteer worktime donations.
The 200 new local businessmen and women.