Dominica

Dominica Investment Opportunities

Known simply as “The Nature Island of the Caribbean”, this rugged landscape of blue-green slopes, rushing streams, waterfalls, and cloud-drenched mountain peaks, rises to almost 5000 ft. giving the island a legendary beauty. Dominica is volcanic in origin with rich fertile soil and abundant tropical rain forests. Dominica’s Morne Trois Pitons National Park has been inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and is home to one of the largest boiling lakes in the world. English is the Official language. A French patios (French Creole dialect) is also spoken.

 

The Government of Dominica through the Invest Dominica Authority (IDA) has committed itself to the development of a broad programme of development activities and invites investors both local and from around the world to examine our investment opportunities and to work with us in profitable and beneficial projects.
Dominica has done a great deal over the last several years to improve the investment climate and to ensure that the conditions for generating economic growth and development exist to the full advantage of all those participating in this new period of prosperity and growth.

As an emerging tourist destination, we have developed and are developing the leadership and the quality to become a global leader in nature based tourism. Dominica offers a wide variety of soft adventure and nature based tourism activities, making it one of the most authentic and unique ecotourism destinations in the region.
The island is also on the verge of being one of the foremost islands for the exploitation and development of green industries. Dominica is currently working with various partners in exploring the potential for developing renewable energy sources, particularly geothermal energy. The island has the largest deposits of sulphur, which is critical for the development of geo-thermal energy, as well as having large numbers of rivers for the generation of hydro electrical power.
Dominica played a major role in the liberalization and subsequent advances made in the telecommunications industry in the Caribbean. This has allowed the island to attract significant levels of investments in the sector, making it possible for well over 98 % of the country to have internet access and full microwave and fiber optic coverage.
We have invested heavily in improving air access into the island, as is evident by the more than EC$100 million spent on expansion of the Melville Hall Airport and installation of night landing facility that will give us the capacity to increase airline seats and make it easier to make connections from the hubs into Dominica.
We are also currently spending in excess of EC$200 million on improvements to the road networks throughout the island making travel around the country safer and more secure.
Dominica has also taken a deliberate policy to enhance the quality of its human resources. We have introduced universal secondary education that allows every child over 12 years of age the chance to attend secondary school. We have also established the Dominica State College as the leading tertiary education, providing a high level of education and training to the next generation of workers and professionals.

Dominica’s development is based on a path of sustainable development, crafted in harmony with nature. Investors are not only encouraged to invest in the various areas identified for investment, but to discover the island and identify the many hidden opportunities available for investment throughout the island.