First inhabited by sea-faring, nomadic Indians and then fought over by the British and the French, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is now an independent nation in the Eastern Caribbean and, is within proximity to the United States, Europe and Latin America. Stretching from St. Vincent in the north to Union Island in the South, this 32 island-nation is known as the "Jewels of the Caribbean". It is renowned for such iconic tourism destinations as Bequia, Mustique, Canouan and the yachting paradise, the Tobago Cays.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a stunning archipelago in the Eastern Caribbean, has long awed visitors with its beauty. It is a stable democracy, with a government which places emphasis on providing a favourable investment climate sound legislature and, an aggressive incentive regime make the islands a business haven. With Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) at 25.1% of its GDP, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is an emerging and developing investment arena, with one of the highest rates of foreign investment in the Caribbean.
Our economy is robust and diverse, and this has allowed us to weather several external shocks. We benefit from a low inflation rate and growing opportunities in the trade and export sectors. Our basic infrastructure is sound, with upgrades to our sea ports and road network. Our international airport is currently under construction and due for completion by the end of 2015. Twenty percent (20%) of our power is hydro generated. We are conducting research into renewable energy source. St. Vincent and the Grenadines possesses an excellent and modern telecommunications infrastructure as well as dependable sewerage and water facilities. All of this is supported by a healthy business environment that is investor focused.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is an emerging investment location with opportunities in Tourism development (including marina development and multipurpose resort development), light Manufacturing, Agro-processing (there’s a wealth of fresh agricultural produce including root crops, herbs and spices, vegetables, fruits and fish, all ideal for value added production), Information and Communication Technology (ICT), International Financial Services (IFS) and Creative Industries.
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