The Karbala Printing and Marketing Service Center has gone from a dream, to a concept, to a proposal and will soon be a reality for the Karbala Business Development Center (KBDC). The KBDC recently signed a Performance Grant Agreement with the USAID-Tijara program for funding to establish the Marketing Service Center in Karbala.
The KBDC is contributing funding for a large format printer capable of printing vinyl banners, staff and facility while USAID-Tijara is contributing funding for furniture, printers and inventory, and an initial period of operations.
The Center is designed to provide marketing support to businesses in Karbala for improved design of clients’ marketing and advertising material, forms, business cards and banners. Mr. Ahmed Abdulabbas Al-Waili, Executive Director of the KBDC said “we have tried previously to step forward to become a printing and copy services center, and now with USAID-Tijara’s support program we can provide jobs and have sustainable income for the Center and pay salaries for our staff and create more business services in future.”
Karbala BDC joins the Al-Zaqora Printing and Marketing Services Center in Nassriya and the Muthanna Printing and Marketing Services Center in Samawa as newly established facilities initiated by Small Business Development Centers in Iraq to support growing demand by businesses, universities, government and the general public for locally designed and printed material.