Developing Karawo Industrial Center in Increasing Society’s Income in Gorontalo District of Gorontalo Province, Indonesia

Ramlan Amir Isa


The objectives of this research are firstly to find out and to analyze any potency in developing Karawo industrial center, secondly, to identify and to analyze the factors in developing it and the last to formulate the strategy in developing this type of home industry in increasing society’s income in Gorontalo District.

The research used descriptive qualitative method and in collecting the data, observation, deep interview and documentation were used and then validated through: a) Focus Group Discussion, and b) Reference Sufficiency. The data were then analyzed through: a) data reduction, b) data presentation, and c) draw inferences.

The results show that the strategy in developing Karawo industrial center can be formulated by: 1). mapping the used potency in developing the industrial center of Karawo’ include the zone mapping, total of craftsman, total of effort unit attached into industrial center, type of skills and ability of the craftswomen and their income from Karawo, fund and marketing strategy that used by the craftswomen and industry, and 2) identifying the influenced factors in developing Karawo in Gorontalo District such as human resources (level of knowledge and skill), organization (management of industrial center). The strategies in developing Karawo can be done by improving the ability and skill of the craftswomen, making opportunity to get financial support and expanding the marketing of Karawo. The result is expected to be able to give recommendation to the local government in formulating the strategy to develop Karawo in increasing society’s income in Gorontalo District.

Keywords: Karawo, income, Gorontalo

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