The Mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo, the Councillor for Public Services, María Dolores Ruiz and the Councillor for Local Development, Héctor Verdú, visited this morning the works of the future Business Centre, which the City Council of San Javier is building with an investment of 550,000 euros, between the streets of Las Heras and Avenida de Castilla, in Santiago de la Ribera.
José Miguel Luengo explained that the works began in August with a six-month completion period, which means that they will be finished in February 2023. The mayor of San Javier said that this is a “long-awaited project that will accommodate everything related to entrepreneurship and the business world”.
The new building, which stands on what was the old health centre, will occupy 500 metres of rooms, offices and training rooms, which will house the Local Development Agency, which is moving from San Javier, and the headquarters of associations such as the Young Entrepreneurs of the Region of Murcia or the Chamber of Commerce, which has shown its intention to return to offer its services in the municipality.
José Miguel Luengo added that the Business Centre “comes to respond to entrepreneurs, to continue to form and generate business opportunities in a municipality as dynamic as San Javier”. Luengo said that the work on the new building is the first phase of a more ambitious project that will be expanded with the future School of Hotel and Catering in a second phase “to respond to the demand for training in the sector”.
Training will also be present in the immediate offer of the new Business Centre, explained Héctor Verdú, Councillor for Finance and Local Development. The building includes a large room where the Municipal Agency for Local Development will continue to schedule its training courses for companies and businesses, according to its own needs.
The new building has been conceived as a business incubator. Héctor Verdú explained that it will offer a coworking area where the first stage of the entrepreneurial process will be located, with common areas where to generate synergies and receive technical advice from both the Municipal Agency for Local Development and the associations and entities present.
In the next phase, a series of offices will be available where more private individuals will be able to continue developing their business idea. The facilities are completed with a large training and meeting room, and the headquarters of the associations and advisory bodies. The councillor for Local Development, Héctor Verdú said that the new Centre aims to be “a meeting place for the entire business sector that functions as a regional reference, with advice and close assistance from the administration”.