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Business Parks EoC

Among the fundamental elements of the first intuition about the EoC there was the idea of the productive poles: Chiara Lubich propose to create, by the movement experimental cities - which, with their presence, should help keep alive the spirit of the project, a concentration of companies, a visible laboratory and a referral, ideal and operational too, for other EoC companies.

Polo Solidaridad

Business Park Spartaco

Polo Solidaridad

Business Park Solidaridad

Polo Solidaridad

Business Park Solidar

Polo Solidaridad

Business Park Lionello

Polo Solidaridad

Business Park Ginetta

Polo Solidaridad

The Box

Polo Solidaridad

Business Park Giosi Guella

Polo Solidaridad

Business Park Mariapoli Faro

Business Park Solidaridad

B6748 O'Higgins, Buenos Aires, Argentina

+54 236 453-2003 (Mariàpolis Lia)

In July 1991, two months after the birth of the EoC in Brasil the entrepreneurial pole "Solidaridad" was created next to Mariapolis Lia, on 34 hectares of land.

An Ltd. named UNIDESA (Unità e Sviluppo - Unity and Development) was constructed in order to manage the Pole, to create the conditions necessary for the moving in of businesses that would render the Economy of Communion Project more visible.

Those who wish to participate follow the indication “we are poor but we are many” and are offered a possibility of shareholding by nominal values so that everyone can participate.

In 1995 a residential area was created for the families that wished to move in there, taking up part of the land (about 5 hectares), and the necessary infrastructures were also provided (water, light, telephone etc.) for the companies.

Year after year thousands of visitors come and visit the Pole to get to know the cultural aspect of the project and the related businesses.

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Business Park Spartaco

Estrada da Água Espraiada, 5480, Água Espraiada – Cotia – SP CEP: 06726-400 Brasile

Since the inception of the EoC in 1991, Chiara Lubich had imagined the birth of businesses in the vicinity of the small towns of the Focolare Movement. Such businesses would be polo-spartaco.jpg housed by Business Parks that would stand as proof to the Economy of Communion and would serve as points of reference for all the businesses who would be adhering to the EoC in that specific territory.

Named after Spartaco Lucarini , the Spartaco Business Park was the first to be constructed in the succeeding years. It was established in the vicinity of the Mariapoli Araceli, now known as Ginetta, in Cotia (SP).

A group of experts started Espri S.A. a stock corporation (with about 4000 stockholders at present) which took care of acquiring the land and of constructing the buildings for the businesses which had decided to establish themselves at the Business Park. Since then the company manages the Business Park. They rent out the spaces to the businesses and provide them a host of services as well.

The Association of employees of businesses of Spartaco Business Park was formed with the aim of improving the quality of life of its members, presently numbering to about a hundred. The Association offers medical and dentistry services, microcredit, sports, cultural and other activities.

Business park Lionello Bonfanti

Loc. Burchio snc, 50063 Figline e Incisa Valdarno (FI)

“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.

Visit the site

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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Business park Ginetta Recife

Estrada do Monjope, 5100 Cruz de Rebouças Igarassu – PE Cep: 53.645 - 337 (Brasile)

Address: (Mariápolis Santa Maria)
Av. Alfredo Bandeira de Melo, 01 Ana de Albuquerque Igarassu – PE Cep: 53.630-030 Brasile

The Box

Werner-Heisenberg-Straße 4, 86156 Augsburg, Germania

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Business park Giosi Guella

R. Sra. da Graça, 2580 Abrigada, Portugal

Business park Mariapoli Faro

Udruga za Ekonomiju zajednistva - Rackog 26 - 48260 Krizevci (Croazia)

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EoC-IIN International Incubating Network

 

Pianta eoc iin ridEoC-IIN is an international organisation expressed in the form of a network for the incubation of new companies with the spirit of communion, with hubs present on various continents, which offer various services in the incubation process with the hallmark of generosity (gratuitousness) and reciprocity. Logo Eoc iin 01 rid rid

EoC – IIN is a collective expression of the typical EoC cultural imprint: entrepreneurs and professionals who donate their talent and experience to facilitate the growth of a new generation of entrepreneurs.

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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.
(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.

Visit the site

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.

Visit the site

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).

Album: click on photos to enlarge
To page through the album: click on the right side of the photo to go ahead, click on the left side of the photo to go back.

 

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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