This was a really interesting article about the Cuban economy and the impact of policy changes. If you’ve been on a JDC or federation mission with us to Cuba, you’ll have witnessed some of these challenges and the developments on the ground.
Three things struck me as particularly interesting from the article:
(1) There isn’t enough money on the island to support a thriving public sector.
(2) There aren’t many white-collar jobs on the legally private list of activities.
(3) High-end tourism businesses (restaurants, especially) are doing well. For the local scene, the only area that really has prospered (relatively) is a few gyms.
Lack of Customers Affects New Cuban Micro-enterprises
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