Abstract: The purpose of this study is to examine and explain the influence the role of governments on business growth and the empowerment of MSEs in Raha City. The approach of this research is survey with explanatory research design. Data collection is done cross-section by using questionnaire instrument. The population of this research is owners and the perpetrator of MSEs with sampling method is random sampling. Determination of the sampling magnitude of this study using the Slovin formula, so that, obtained 95 people. Data analysis method used to test this research hypothesis is Partial Least Square (PLS). The results of this study indicate that the role of government has a positive and significant impact on business growth and empowerment of MSEs. Furthermore, business growth has a positive and significant impact on the empowerment of MSEs. Finally, business growth acts as a partial medication on the influence of government roles on the empowerment of MSEs. This means that business growth is significantly influenced by the role of government and business growths significantly affect the empowerment of MSEs, furthermore, the role of government significantly influences the empowerment of MSEs.
La Hatani, Azmat Karim, Muh. Syarif, Sujono , Nurwati , A.S. Aidin Hudani, Nursaban Rommy and Husin , 2018. The Role of Government on Business Growth and Empowerment of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in Raha City of Southeast Sulawesi. The Social Sciences, 13: 1252-1264.