On December 14th 2017, USAID Economic Growth Office Director Brian Martalus joined the owner of Unipek Saša Tomašević in the inauguration of the Moment bakery in Zvecan. Unipek is a bakery under the brand name Moment that produces a variety of baked goods, including puff pastry, croissants, rolls, pretzels, bagels, and packaged frozen pastry products. The company targeted Zvecan municipality as a new market opportunity, and opened its first bakery in the municipality, after their success at their two bakeries in North Mitrovica.
The support from EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with SIDA has enabled the company to expand and hire 10 new people. The production and sales expansion at Unipek will create at least another 7 new jobs in the near future.