By John Lee.
The Samawa Business Development Center (SBDC) continues to expand the range of services it provides in Muthanna Province to meet the needs of government and businesses alike. Initially benefitting from grants and support provided by the Dhi Qar and Muthana Provincial Reconstruction Team and the USAID-Tijara program, the SBDC has grown from simply providing training programs in business skills to residents in Samawa to establishing their own Printing and Advertising Center and an Employment Placement Service to work with the local government and business community.
Banners have been an effective tool to announce upcoming events and to advertise businesses and even political party candidates. Recently, the SBDC was contacted by one of their early advertising clients, Muthanna University, to produce banners and other material for this year’s graduation ceremonies.
“We produced some signs for the University in January for their new buildings and are very glad they returned to ask us to help highlight their graduation ceremonies” said SBDC Director Emad Mansour Rabat. “Our Printing and Advertising Center allows local government and businesses to design and have these large format banners produced locally without having to travel to Baghdad. It is a great benefit for clients here in Muthanna and nearby provinces.”