Commerce and the Catering Industry are the backbone of our town and they play a fundamental role in making our economy and society stronger and increasingly more dynamic.

The commerce and catering industry base is currently a solid source in terms of creating and maintaining Jobs. During the last two years, these two sectors have been the main pillars of local entrepreneurial efforts and activities.

The main objective of IPPEC (AS PONTES INSTITUE OF BUSINESS PROMOTION) is to develop and further active policies aimed at promoting commerce and the catering business by focusing its different action points towards continuously improving competiveness:

  • Developing a culture of self-employment as a means to access the labour market.
  • Supporting and backing local initiatives and efforts.
  • Solid adequate training for Entrepreneurs with the aim to provide survival and growth guarantees to budding projects.
  • Help and counselling on topics such as how to modernise, update and be innovative in existing businesses.
  • Promotion campaigns to help energise the local economy.

The As Pontes Emprende municipal aids are designed to help set up new businesses within in the framework of the AS PONTES EMPRENDE programme.

There are two types of help:

IMPULSATE: an aid of up to 2.000 EUROS per person to pay rent expenses for the business activity.

INSTALATE: an aid of up to 1.000 EUROS per person to pay for furniture, material and other investments needed to prepare the facilities and premises for the start-up.

The Market premises are situated in the very heart of the town, next to the Municipal Park. This is indeed the most commercial part As Pontes. Its core values being quality, closeness and attentive customer service, the As Pontes Municipal Market claims first place as far as sales of fresh produce in the town is concerned. The fresh food and produce market plays an essential role in the commerce taking place in our municipality and is an excellent showcase for Galician produce and products thanks to being visited not only by regular local customers, but by a large number of visitors too, who are drawn to As Pontes by the prestigious quality products on offer. Because of its strategic central location in the town, the Municipal Market is a highly energising and boosting factor in the town centre by making it easy and convenient to purchase all the fresh food one could wish for without the need to walk or travel long distances. Buying there warrants fine quality, good service, and individual attention as well as the feeling of getting good value for money.

Having made new investments to update and modernise the market greatly helps to raise the goals set by this specialised centre of food commerce.  Service facilities and infrastructure have been vastly improved, diversity and excellence enhanced, and the ability to unite traditional purchasing with modern facilities and has been achieved. Over the last few years, the Municipal Market has undergone some infrastructure improvements, where points such as refurbishing the façade, remodelling the first floor and improving the roof, ceiling and attic. In addition to this recent investment, a variety of actions and efforts are to be taken so as to make the market a modern and competitive trading place with a view to developing its commercial, economic and social role and functions. This new initiative is designed to boost and revitalise the Market and is meant to serve as a promotional instrument spreading the Market’s values and its new commercial image near and far. VIEW THE WEB SITE “MERCADO DE ABASTOS”

Carnicería Elías
Puesto nº 2 y 3
Carnicería Juan Luís
Puesto nº 4
Carnicería Encarni
Puesto nº 5
Pescadería Castelo
Puesto nº 6 y 7
Pescadería Pili y José
Puesto nº 8
Frutería Luís
Puesto nº 8