Posted inThe Conversation by Garry Pierre-Pierre

PSA to Haiti’s Leaders: To Fight Gangs, Bring Back Factories

Companies are now seriously considering an alternative to China and Asia as a hub of production. Haiti should get in front of the line, wooing these companies to build factories in the provinces outside of Port-au-Prince, the capital. As people fan across the mountainous nation finding work, the economic engine would rev up. Young men who find dignified jobs would eventually drop their weapons for a chance to feed their families and leave the street gang life behind.