The Role of Small and Micro-Enterprises Tourism Projects in Sustainable Economic Growth in Jordan: Madaba as a Case Study
Keywords:Small and Micro-Enterprises Projects, Economic Growth, Jordan
This research aims to shed light on small projects and their economic effects on the Jordanian economy and to clarify the relationship between the effectiveness of small projects and economic development. Madaba Governorate, with an area of 2,008 Km2, is located in the mid-southern region of Jordan. The Qasabat Madaba District forms around 42% of the whole Governorate and its population is currently around 130 thousand persons. In Madaba city, almost all establishments are small; around one third of the businesses are solely owned and half employs two or less employees. Manufacturing establishments have the biggest dimension and trade the smallest. Their products are almost entirely marketed among neighbors and proximate community.
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