The project’s two focus sectors are Wood Products, and Apparel and Leather Products. To lead to increased job demand in these two sectors, Component 1 engages in activities to identify and evaluate job-creating opportunities, challenges and needs in order to prioritize prospects for increased sales. Other avenues that Component 1 pursues include expansion of connections to byers, activities that elevate product design and quality, workforce skills training needed for the business opportunities that are identified, and facilitation of access to finance and advocacy for a better business enabling environment.