Government of Jamaica


The Industry Unit ensures that Jamaica has competitive industry structures and a vibrant business environment

This Unit focuses on improving and streamlining business facilitation, small business development and promotion of entrepreneurship and industrial export development and expansion. The portfolio also provides an enabling environment for the smooth transition from Jamaica free zones regime to modern special economic zones, consistent with the global trends as international trade patterns are undergoing significant realignment as a result of the geographical dispersed networks that make up an integrated global production system.

Key policy areas:

  • The National Export Strategy
  • Creative Industries
  • Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
  • The Omnibus Regime
  • Creating the policy framework for emerging industries
  • Incentives for business development

Agencies under the Industry Unit include:

  • Self-Start Fund (SSF)
  • Montego Bay Free Zone
  • Kingston Free Zone
  • Jamaica Business Development Corporation
  • Micro Investment Development Agency


PDF icon Tourism Demand Study
Document Category: Reports
Date Published: 03 Feb 2016
PDF icon Remarks - Launch of C&W Business
Document Category: Speeches
Date Published: 03 Nov 2015
PDF icon Trade in Metal Report- January - July 2014
Document Category: Reports
Date Published: 02 Nov 2015
PDF icon Remarks- National Export Strategy (NES) Phase 2 Launch
Document Category: Speeches
Date Published: 02 Nov 2015


PDF icon Application for Manufacturing Status (Data Sheet)
Document Category: Forms
Date Published: 30 Oct 2015

The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.

As the "business" Ministry, we are the key driver and thought leader for facilitating investments in the economy and preparing local businesses and entreprenuers to take advantage of Jamaica's entry into the global supply chain.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiam into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.


4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422