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Rebuild the Island Better Together: Island Economy Amid and Post COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by: Yihan Wang - Business Development Advisor – Sustainability & Foreign Direct Investment on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has disproportionally harmed island economies. However, with the difficulties it brings, it also presents immense opportunities for islands to rebuild safer, stronger, more diverse, and more equitable economies. 

Not goodbye, but see you later!

Posted by: RTPark on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The RTPark team has taken on exciting projects this summer. Our final Summer Content Series post is a look to the future, as we discuss our vision for what is to come next. Thank you for reading. 

Training and Development through VI STEM Kids and VISTA+

Posted by: RTPark on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The RTPark's mission to develop a thriving tech ecosystem in the USVI requires growing the skills and resources of local Virgin Islanders. Read more about two new training and development initiatives we are excited to bring to the community: VI STEM Kids and VISTA+. 

An Interview with Sydney Paul: The Importance of Working in Her Local Community

Posted by: RTPark on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Sydney Paul grew up in St. Croix, attended college in Chicago, and returned home after graduation to work in her community. We talked to Sydney about why making in the impact in the USVI is important to her and what she envisions for our future. 

A Snapshot of Sustainability in the USVI

Posted by: RTPark on Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Human impact on the environment and ways to alleviate our green footprint are essential conversations in the mainland US, and particularly critical in the USVI. The territory’s unique location, natural resources, and diverse wildlife make it ...

Why a start-up Accelerator?

Posted by: RTPark on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Accelerate VI start-up program is one of the RTPark's key initiatives. Learn more about the value of start-up accelerators, their impact on the local economy, and why having one is important for the USVI. 

An Interview with Everyday Carnival Founder, Leon Perkins

Posted by: RTPark on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Have you ever wanted to know where all of the latest carnival festivities were in your neighborhood or town? If you have, you understand what inspired Leon to start Everday Carnival. Read more about Leon's company and his experience in the Accelerate VI startup tech program.

An Introduction to the RTPark's Summer Content Series

Posted by: RTPark on Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Welcome to the RTPark Summer Content Series. We'll be sharing a new post every week about the RTPark programs, our team, and much more. Keep reading!

Client Testimonials

We have been part of the RT-Park program for almost three years now.  The application process was straight forward and we had plenty of dialogue and feedback prior to our approval.  My only regret is we didn’t do this sooner.  It is satisfying  knowing that we are partners with UVI and enabling the education of the next generation .  We also love living in the USVI.  People are warm and welcoming and the pace of life is amazing healthy.  Most days it feels like a working vacation.

Andy Hemmert, President , HRMT, LLC

There are many unique treasures to living here. I’ve discovered a passion for mountain biking. My children have learned to sail. With a small community, you get to know people quickly. We found they went out of their way to make us feel welcome. When considering the move, a top concern was the children’s education. We found a quality school our kids love, with a dedicated faculty. In fairness there is an adjustment period. You learn to navigate island life, master shipping logistics, get to know a new culture, and take in some of the most beautiful ocean views in the world.

David Thompson, Exigo

Our firm, The RainTree Group, came into the UVI RT Park program in 2018.  We didn't have much experience in the USVI and followed the advice of the wonderful RT Park staff and other RT Park tenants.  The application process was transparent and straightforward.   The simple concept of the Park is mutual benefit - your company gets some tax incentives that allows you to grow your business more quickly and the USVI and UVI gets additional tax base, employment opportunities, and scholarships for deserving students.  The business environment and life in the USVI is slower paces and less stressful as the mainland, and without question the biggest business hurdle is communications, so find an office location where you have investigated the broadband options. Come and join us, you won't regret it!

James Salter, VosCom dba The RainTree Group

In January 2012 my business was underway as a Tech Park entity. It has been a wonderful seven years. The Tech Park has always been supportive, easy to do business with, and is making a positive impact on the islands. The Tech Park organization is professional and efficient. They have created a friendly business environment that has been a pleasure to work within and a great experience overall. I would encourage any eligible entity to consider joining us in the Tech Park.

Louise Stapleton, LNL Publishing