Valencia's shoe industry association, Avecal, is collaborating with Banco Sabadell to support the growth of footwear companies in Spain's Valencian region. The three-year agreement is meant, among other things, to improve the access by local shoe companies to financial services. The partnership will make financial products such as business loans, leasing, savings and growth plans more readily available to Avecal members. Services will be available to Avecal members as well as to their employees and families.