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Outcomes of the SPI paradigm

Initial job creation This project has created to date twelve direct permanent jobs for local artisans that provide sustainable income to the community, and an additional twenty temporary jobs that were created for the six-month construction period of the workshop and tourist centre. Felix Salmon, a fi nancial columnist for Reuters, took note of this effi cient level of job creation, calling it ‘impressive’. According to Salmon (2010), as with SPI projects, ‘if you want to create the maximum number of jobs for the smallest amount of money, the best way of doing so is to provide catalytic capital which helps to give a small business the step-up it needs to sustain new jobs on a permanent basis’.