With government funds, the Import Promotion Desk, a program that supports exports of micro producers, arrived in Ecuador in 2018. Through different types of training they have managed to get producers to participate in European fairs.
About 30,000 tons of copper from the Mirador mine, owned by a Chinese consortium, are ready to be shipped abroad. Ecuador has changed the investment environment for mining gold, copper and silver companies.
On October 28, 2019 in Chicago, the National Association of Funeral Directors, formed by about 11,000 US companies and 49 from the rest of the world, presented the prize for the Search for Excellence to Santa Ana de Cuenca Cemetery .