Clintons preside over opening of $300 million industrial park in Haiti (+video)
On Monday, a South Korean textile company opened a 600-acre industrial park in Haiti. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton were on hand, as well as a number of American celebrities.
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presided over the opening of a $300 million industrial park in Haiti on Monday, a venture led by a South Korea textile company that could bring thousands of jobs to the poorest country in the Americas.Skip to next paragraph
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"The people of this country have made real progress in a short time, and we've reached a critical moment," Clinton told an investor lunch for 50 people after touring the 600-acre park.
"We have a chance to keep moving forward together, but it's going to take partnership and support from the private sector - from all of you," she told the audience, which included US actor-activists Sean Penn and Ben Stiller, British airline mogul Richard Branson and New York fashion designer Donna Karan.