27 May 2020 – Government agencies work with SMEs to adopt digital tools

Type of Intervention: Financial and Economic, New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Finance/Economy
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Enterprise Singapore, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Heartland Enterprise Centre, Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry & Education, Mr Chee Hong Tat,

Overview: Government agencies – Enterprise Singapore, Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and the Heartland Enterprise Centre will be working with small-medium enterprises to encourage the adoption of digital tools (target audience). The intention here is to use the current opportunity to future-proof small shops, many dependent on local traffic, that have faced significant business challenges especially since many residents have moved to online platforms for retail and services during the stay-home period.
Full details here: https://www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/media-centre/media-releases/2020/may-2020/esg-imda-and-hecs-launch-initiative-to-help-heartland-precincts-adopt-digital-tools-to-increase-customer-outreach

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Type of Justification: Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Evidence/Justification: Feedback from heartland (local precinct) merchants and various Merchant Associations