This chapter includes the following articles.
Often overshadowed by the extractive industries, Papua New Guinea’s industrial manufacturing, down¬stream processing and value-added sectors in fact serve as the largest formal employer in the country and continue to attract investment despite fiscal challenges presented by the current operating environment. Beyond employment, sustained long-term growth for PNG industry will be crucial for the country to steer clear of negative consequences associated with “Dutch disease”, which is incurred from relying too heavily on mining and energy. Developing local industry to offer more import replacement goods will also be essential to eventually lowering the cost of goods and services.
This chapter contains an interview with Stan Joyce, Managing Director, South Pacific Brewery.