Building Economic Sustainability through Tourism Project

Enterprise Development

Enterprise Development Program to spur tourism businesses in the city

“I had a project named Foreign Adventures, which ended because we did not have enough money. With EDP I am hoping to start it up again,” said Ahmad Khleifat from As-Salt, when he attended the launch of the Enterprise Development Program (EDP) held in the city earlier this month.

The yearlong As-Salt Enterprise Development Program is a key part of work to transform As-Salt into Jordan’s first ‘Distinctive Destination’ after the city earned the accolade following a competitive process that concluded at the start of this year. The program offers a package of training, USAID grant funding, technical support and improved access to finance to tourism businesses and entrepreneurs in As-Salt to spur tourism activity through new and improved services, facilities experiences for visitors. EDP is being implemented by USAID BEST in coordination with As-Salt Development Corporation (SDC) and in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and As-Salt Municipality.

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