Jamaica is well known for its natural beauty and warm welcoming friendliness as a tourist destination. The country has a long history of providing superior services as a service bureau. However, there are lots of trade and investment opportunities available in Jamaica which the country is aggressively promoting. To ensure Jamaica is successful on a global scale, the Jamaican Government, the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) and Compete Caribbean has organized the Jamaica Investment Forum. The forum was designed to identify Jamaica investment and business opportunities in various sectors and combine sector experts with international investors. As a member of the IDB and Compete Caribbean, Jamaica is well position to receive investment funding along with comprehensive study of the country’s infrastructure along with policies and regulations guidelines and customs efficiencies. These companies will be working with the government and private sector groups to ensure competitiveness and economic growth.
The forum which was held in March 2012, and led by the Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, Prime Minister of Jamaica.
The forum identified significant Investment opportunities in Jamaica in the 21st Century. They discuss how other countries and potential business partners around the globe could take advantage of the many incentives available to international business partners. Jamaica is also ranked by the World Bank as a country to do business with. It has been said that when opportunity meets preparation it’s a perfect combination. One company that works hard to connect the global market to businesses in Jamaica is JAMPRO (Jamaica Promotions Corporation). JAMPRO aggressively promotes trade and investment in Jamaica under the direction of the government. Therefore, while the IDB and Compete Caribbean are helping Brand Jamaica to strengthen there regulations guidelines and competitiveness, JAMPRO is working hard to open doors and promote Jamaica’s marketability in all investment sectors to the world. With the help of IDB, Compete Caribbean, JAMPRO and others, Jamaica knows that there negotiation and implementation policies in trade agreement are competitive on a global scale. This ensures that Jamaica’s aggressive advertisement and promotion of trade and investment opportunities, comes with a level of certainty back with credibility.
As the international community figures out ways to do business in the 21st century and the Jamaican folks unleash their creativity, Jamaica is well position as a major player for the foreseeable future. Jamaica has investment ready projects and state-of-the-art data centers in Information Communication Technology and offers professional services. Jamaica is a leading service provider with clients in various market sectors and they continue to attract business around the world. Jamaica pro Eco-friendliness has earned the island “Green Globe” certification as they continue the trend to increase renewable energies and solar. In the area of agriculture, advance opportunities are being exhausted to ensure that goods are being used in its entirety so that Jamaica can play a bigger and more efficient roll to not only reduce oil consumption but to look to contribute to alternative energy such as ethanol. Jamaica has had great relationships with Hollywood movie makers and welcomes more movie companies to explore the scenic views for their next motion picture. In terms of entertainment, the vibrant music remains a gateway in promoting the island and the island explores gateways in Jamaica’s success in investing in sports as a big business. Tourism continues to play a major role in Jamaica’s economy
as more hotels are being built and more cruise ships visit the island.
Jamaica’s history on natural mineral resource plus having the 7th largest natural harbor in the world has helped the country’s long working relationships with leading companies. As the largest English speaking island in the Caribbean, Jamaica offers professional services to companies around the world. Jamaica is an establish democracy country located one hour and twenty minutes by plane from Miami, Florida. Business and individuals around the world have gained confidence on the enhanced guidelines in Jamaica’s policies. There are lots of trade and investment opportunities available in Brand Jamaica. Businesses and individuals in Jamaica are encouraged to bring their creative ideas to the forefront and allow the IDB expertise and Compete Caribbean funding to help shape their thoughts into products as JAMPRO and others work hard to connect them with potential partners. The government continues to lead the initiatives and build relationships on a global scale and offers business incentives for companies to look to do business with Jamaica.
- Jamaica Reaches Out to Global Investors (nearshorejamaica.wordpress.com)