Industry & Retail

After experiencing a dip in growth from 2008 to 2010, the industrial sector is expanding once again, with government initiatives being put in place to boost value-added sectors such as aeronautics, automotive production and textiles. The industrial sector accounted for 32.3% of GDP and 23.8% of employment in 2011. A new development plan, the National Pact for Industrial Emergence, promises to create 220,000 new jobs in the sector, as well as an €8.44bn increase in exports and a €4.44bn rise in foreign investment. The diverse range of activities, combined with these new initiatives, bode well for growth and employment across the sector. This chapter includes interviews with Saïda Lamrani Karim, Vice-President, Groupe Safari; Guy Hachey, President, Bombardier Aerospace; and Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun, President, General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises.
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Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun, President, General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM)
OBG talks to Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun, President, General Confederation of Moroccan Enterprises (CGEM)