The Best Caribbean Countries to Invest In or Do Business For 2024

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News Americas, New York, NY, May 19, 2024: The 2024 list of the Best Countries in the World to do business, published by CEOWORLD magazine, has been released, highlighting the Top Caribbean nations for investment and business opportunities. The rankings were determined using 11 different factors, including corruption levels, freedom (personal, trade, and monetary), workforce quality, investor protection, infrastructure, taxes, quality of life, bureaucratic red tape, and technological readiness. Each factor was given equal weight in the evaluation process.

Antigua and Barbuda: Topping the list, Antigua and Barbuda is celebrated for its investor-friendly policies, strategic location, and robust tourism sector, which provides numerous business opportunities. The country’s Citizenship by Investment program also make it an attractive destination for investors.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: Known for its citizenship-by-investment program, Saint Kitts and Nevis offers a favorable business climate. The nation’s economy benefits from tourism and real estate investment with a Citizenship by Investment program, with significant potential for growth.

Grenada: Grenada’s growing economy is bolstered by tourism and agriculture. The government’s proactive stance on economic reforms and infrastructure development enhances its appeal to international investors as does its Citizenship by Investment program.

Dominica: Dominica is recognized for its natural beauty and eco-tourism potential. The country’s efforts to attract foreign investment through its citizenship-by-investment program and focus on sustainable development make it a promising destination for business ventures.

Saint Lucia: With a diversified economy that includes tourism, manufacturing, and agriculture, Saint Lucia offers a stable business environment. The government’s incentives for foreign investors and improvements in infrastructure contribute to its high ranking as does its Citizenship by Investment program.

Cuba: Despite historical challenges, Cuba is gradually opening up to foreign investment. The government has implemented reforms to attract international business, particularly in the tourism, energy, and biotechnology sectors.

Dominican Republic: As one of the largest economies in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic offers extensive opportunities in tourism, manufacturing, and agriculture. Its strategic location and ongoing infrastructure projects enhance its investment appeal.

Trinidad and Tobago: Known for its rich natural resources, Trinidad and Tobago’s economy is driven by the energy sector. The country is also focusing on diversifying its economy, making it an attractive destination for investment in various industries.

Jamaica: Jamaica’s vibrant culture and robust tourism industry provide a solid foundation for business. The government’s commitment to improving the business climate through regulatory reforms and infrastructure development boosts its attractiveness to investors.

Guyana: Guyana is rapidly emerging as a prime investment destination, attracting attention from global investors due to its vast natural resources, strategic location, and pro-business environment. Guyana has become a major player in the global oil market following the discovery of significant offshore oil reserves. The ExxonMobil-led consortium’s successful exploration has positioned Guyana to become one of the world’s largest oil producers per capita. This oil boom is driving economic growth, creating opportunities for investment in various sectors including energy, infrastructure, and services. Despite the positive strides, businesses may still face challenges such as bureaucratic inefficiencies, limited access to finance, and infrastructural constraints in some areas. However, the government continues some reforms and development projects aimed at addressing these issues.

The Caribbean region, according to officials at Invest Caribbean, continues to present numerous opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs. With strategic locations, diverse economies, and government initiatives aimed at enhancing business climates, these nations offer promising prospects for growth and development. As the global business landscape evolves, the Caribbean’s commitment to improving infrastructure, reducing bureaucratic hurdles, and fostering innovation will likely enhance its appeal as a premier destination for investment.

Global ContextThe 2024 report from CEOWORLD magazine analyzed 199 countries based on their business and investment environments. Key factors in the evaluation included the ease of doing business and the mobility of investors and skilled employees. On a global scale, Singapore was ranked as the best country in the world for investing or doing business in 2024, followed by the United Kingdom in second place, Taiwan in third, India in fourth, and Indonesia in fifth.

The detailed assessment considered each country’s regulatory environment, economic stability, and overall business climate. These rankings provide valuable insights for investors and businesses looking to expand or establish operations in the Caribbean and beyond.