香港策略性企业 aims to strengthen the Hong Kong economy by expanding trade with overseas markets, developing new technologies and services, and nurturing talent.
A stable political system and clear economic rules are essential to the success of Hong Kong’s business environment. In this context, the Government’s focus is on fostering an open and free market economy, which allows private enterprises to operate with maximum autonomy.
The Hong Kong economy is based on four pillars – financial services, tourism, trading and logistics, and professional services. It also aspires to become an emerging hub in the fields of innovation, technology, arts and culture.
In addition, the government has developed a series of funding schemes to support Hong Kong’s economic development. These include the SME Export Marketing Fund (EMF), the Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales (the BUD Fund) and the Trade and Industrial Organisation Support Fund.
Moreover, the government has established the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF) to co-invest with private venture capital funds on a matching basis in local innovation and technology start-ups. The Fund has invested more than HK$170 million in 23 start-ups and attracted more than HK$1.5 billion of private investment as at the end of 2021.
The Hong Kong SAR government is firmly committed to strengthening the economy’s dynamism, enhancing its competitiveness and creating jobs. It is promoting the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises as the backbone of the economy and has a strong track record in supporting SMEs to expand their operations.