There is a significant need for technical assistance in key areas of business development in many MSMEs across Jamaica. These include financial management, marketing, IT, general management, personnel management and international trade as non-financial development areas in which MSMEs have the greatest demand for technical support.
NCB provided J$13.5 million in sponsorship for the MBCI spearheaded by the JBDC.
The overarching objective of the MCBI is to expand the reach of its business support offerings, by providing a portable office, delivering a suite of business development services and assistance to MSMEs across the nation in Urban and Rural locations.
The MBCI is executed via a Mobile Unit that offers the suite of JBDC services, as well as, services offered by other GOJ Ministries and Agencies, and private sector partners through join-up government approach. The services offerings are disaggregated as: Business Advice, Consultation and Formalization, Technical Assistance and Business Monitoring Support.
Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC)
14 Camp Road
Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce.
The Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce is described as Jamaica's "Business Ministry." It's mandate is to lead the development of policies that will create growth and jobs, while achieving social inclusion and consumer protection. The Ministry, working its stakeholders is primarily responsible for business policy development, monitoring and evaluation, while giving direction and oversight to a cluster of implementing departments and agencies.
We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.