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67Business parks: - Polo Lionello

“God acts always” is the motto which Chiara Lubich gave to the Polo Lionello “to remind ourselves of the value which God gives to work, to man´s own creative ingenious”.  It´s written on a plaque (sculpted by Benedetto Pietrogrande) hung near the building´s reception area.
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polo-lionello_layoutThe Italian business park, inaugurated in October of 2006, is located in Incisa Val D´Arno, a few kilometers from the international small town of Loppiano (near Florence).  The naming of the building after Magistrate Lionello Bonfanti, once responsible for the small town´s relationships with the local institutions, was in order to highlight that the building´s “vocation” is not only economic but “civil” as well. 

In fact, the 20 businesses (see below) there today present themselves as a community open to the region that has welcomed them and of which they are a living part.

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targa del Polo Lionello - clicca per ingrandire l'immagineIndustrial Parks - Polo Lionello

“God acts always” is the motto which Chiara Lubich gave to the Polo Lionello “to remind ourselves of the value which God gives to work, to man´s own creative ingenious”.  It´s written on a plaque (sculpted by Benedetto Pietrogrande) hung near the building´s reception area.
(click on the image to zoom)

polo-lionello_layoutThe Italian business park, inaugurated in October of 2006, is located in Incisa Val D´Arno, a few kilometers from the international small town of Loppiano (near Florence).  The naming of the building after Magistrate Lionello Bonfanti, once responsible for the small town´s relationships with the local institutions, was in order to highlight that the building´s “vocation” is not only economic but “civil” as well.  In fact, the 20 businesses (see below) there today present themselves as a community open to the region that has welcomed them and of which they are a living part.

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Already from inauguration day (see photo of the inauguration) this characteristic has stood out through the presence of numerous civic and academic personalities, leaders of associations and institutions, among which are the then President of the Italian Council, Romano Prodi. 

The dialogue, intensified during the visit of Dr. Claudio Martini, President of the Region of Tuscany and regional councilor of international cooperation Dr. Massimo Toschi, continues to be fruitful.

It is a very intense dialogue, involving various types of associations, particularly cooperatives that often hold their own meetings in the halls of the pole. 
The center is also often full with people of the academic and formational circles, including university lecturers, visits from high schools, internships for entire classes, and specialized courses given by the EdiC SPA (the association which runs the building), which is accredited by the Tuscan region.

The 5640 shareholders of the business park Lionello Bonfanti are witnesses of how many have believed in the project and have in some way wanted to make themselves protagonists despite the fact of not being entrepreneurs.  A photograph of them would well describe the “poor but many” which Chiara Lubich once spoke about while describing the origins of the Economy of Communion.

The EdiC spa was instituted on October 13, 2001, and owes its name Lubich who was its first shareholder (see photo of the inauguration).

Today, the administrating council has ten members who will hold their office until December 31, 2008.

 

The park is also indebted to the many who offered their own sufferings and even their lives for its realization. In the name of all of them, we mention Iliana Pieri, who was the first to agree to insert her business there.  The seminar hall has been dedicated to her and her husband Giovanni.  (see photo of the inauguration).

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36.jpgproductive business parks: Ginetta Business Park 

 

Polo_Ginetta_ingressoThe Ginetta Business Park has its headquarters near the town of Santa Maria, Igarassu (PE), and is the second Economy of Communion Business Park in Brazil. It owes its name to Ginetta Calliari, co-founder of the Focolare Movement, for the role that she had on the development of EoC in Brazil. Ginetta Calliari in fact, immediately adhered to the EoC proposal and was deeply convinced of the project’s response to the complex social problem of the country.

The Business Park’s main mission is to promote and give visibility to the Economy of Communion (EOC), welcoming small and medium-sized companies that adhere to this new style of economic action, whose spirit is based on the enhancement of human potential, in a context of freedom and participation. It is, therefore, committed to reducing inequality with efficient business principles of profitability and social-environmental responsibility.. 

A little bit of history:

In 2002, the first act for the birth of the Business Park: the constitution of the Company: Polo Empresarial EdC do Nordeste S.A..

In 2003 a lot of 8.3 hectares was purchased and in 2005 they invest in the construction of the Business Park. In 2007, the inauguration of the first warehouse. Today, two companies are in business: the Prodiet Farmacêutica Ltda, specialized in trading and distribution of medical products, and From the Road Ltda, studio of bags distributed throughout Brazil and beyond.

The Business Park structure is composed of, in addition to two warehouses and at the headquarters an administrative office, a fully equipped 25-seat room and two additional offices available for service companies. The third building, under construction, will bring the Business Park area to 900 m2.

Today the Business Park, in addition to initiatives for a wider audience, hold training sessions for entrepreneurs in the Northeast and moments dedicated to those who live and work in companies linked to the Economy of Communion in the region.

The current shareholders of Ginetta Business Park are 1,110. But how can we forget the strength and courage of the first 113 shareholders who brought this project forward, often with great sacrifices? In this slide show are some photos of the Business Park and the people who work there:

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Industrial Parks: Giosi Guella Business Park

Portugal - Abrigada

 

The home of the Portuguese EoC entrepreneurs is born in the small town of Arco – Iris, some 45 km from Lisbon

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In 2000, a group of EoC entrepreneurs together with some friends of the existing Arco-Iris  bought a piece of land adjacent to the small town, with the goal of building an EoC business park there. Chiara Lubich gave it the name "Giosi Guella Business Park", after one of her first companions, and construction of the business park began in 2003. On November 6, 2010, Giosi Guella Business Park was finally  inaugurated, and this "dream" will became a reality.

Logo_Ecnal_ridThere are three businesses operating in Giosi Business Park. ECNAL, a firm that does business consulting on various levels - quality, environment, security and property management - was the first business to be headquartered there in 2008. Instead, two other businesses have started operating there just two months ago: SAGEC 18-20, which offers accounting and work medicine services, and REDCAP, which works in recycling plastic and cardboard.

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The moment of inauguration on November 6, 2010 was preceeded by a morning formational gathering for entrepreneurs. Among those present were Luigino Bruni, Leo Andringa and Alberto Ferrucci of the EoC International Commission.


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In the afternoon, about 250 people were present, among which some local and national authorities, including the mayor of Alenquer (the village where the small town is located), university professors and a few members of Parliament. The program unfolded in a solemn atmosphere: a greeting from the co-directors of Arco Iris, the introduction by Luigino Bruni, an interview with Luis Felipe Coelho and some of the entrepreneurs that own the first businesses that located to the Giosi Business ParkEcnal18.20 Sagec and RedCap. The well-appreciated presentation by Manuela Silva, an economist who has studied the EoC for years, underlined the vital importance of this reality, highlighting Chiara Lubich's prophetic vision. "When the Economy of Communion is put into practice," she affirmed,"it is destined to be a far-reaching light in the darkness of modern society, like that of a lighthouse in the midst of the ocean."

101106_Polo_Giosi_05_ridFinally, a celebration at the inauguration of the Business Park, with the unveiling of the sign that says "Giosi Guella Business Park" by the mayor and a visit of the various locations and businesses in the business park - an hour of simple but very joyful celebration. We left the small town of Arco Iris with the certainty of having participated in an historical moment, for Portugal and the EoC in the world.


Polo_Giosi_02The inauguration of a business park is always an awaited day...as well as a new starting point for the Economy of Communion in a nation. Abrigada, where Arco-Iris and the business park are, means "protected" in Portuguese. It's called so because of the mountain of Montejunto that protects it from the winds. On top of that mountain, radio signals are sent to spread news and to connect all the surrounding countries. We would also like that, one day, this business park "protected" at base of Montejunto will quietly spread a new style of life, renewed by the Gospel, that will form new men and women towards a society that has universal fraternity as its goal.

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