News & Press Releases

RTPark Partners with National Development Council to Expand Economic Development Opportunities in the Territory

Published Monday, July 8, 2019

The UVI Research and Technology Park (RTPark) announced on Monday that is has entered into a technical assistance contract with the National Development Council (NDC) to support, develop, and assist in the implementation of economic and community development programs, and also to prepare proposals to access the dollars necessary to expand access to capital for technology-based firms, as well as other businesses and projects that would strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the U.S. Virgin Islands.


RTPARK Community Briefing Live Stream [VIDEO]

Published Thursday, June 20, 2019

In case you missed it:  The RTPark Community Briefings on both the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix on June 13th and June 18th, respectively. Watch the live streamed event on St. Croix to learn more about the RTPark and its special programs to attract tech and knowledge-based business to the U.S. Virgin Islands.


IN THE NEWS: RT Park Introduces New Programs and Staff to Community

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Via The St. Croix Source: The new staff at the V.I. Research and Technology Park introduced two new programs, Tuesday to promote budding entrepreneurs and assist young Virgin Islanders with a technology background in finding jobs in the territory. [Read More]


IN THE NEWS: RTPark Launches Accelerator Program To Help Startups and Expat Program to Attract Millennials Back Home

Published Thursday, June 13, 2019

Via The Virgin Islands Consortium: The Research and Technology Park, called the RT Park, has launched two programs aimed at advancing economic development in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The first, an accelerator program that provides help to tech startups in the territory, will launch later this year with six companies, five of which are locally-owned. [Read more]


RTPark Interview: "I'm Making It Happen" Radio Show [VIDEO]

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019

In case you missed it! The RTPark had a wonderful interview this morning discussing tech and entrepreneurship opportunities in the USVI on the I'm Making It Happen show on 103.5 FM Reef Broadcasting. Take a listen! 


RTPark Interview: "The Virgin Islands Consortium" [VIDEO]

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019
In case you missed it: The RTPark team sat down with the Virgin Islands Consortium's Ernice Gilbert to discuss the Park's new initiatives and value of a tech community in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Via The Virgin Islands Consortium: "RT Park, whose model is similar to the EDA’s, specializes in the technology. The entity, which is part of UVI, is More

RTPark Hosts Community Briefings on St. Thomas and St. Croix

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Allow us to reintroduce ourselves.  Join us for community briefings on both St. Thomas (June 13th) and St. Croix (June 18th) to learn more about the reinvigorated mission and vision of the UVI Research & Technology Park.  Expect updates about renovations to our beautiful headquarters on the UVI St. Croix campus, listen to first-hand experiences from current RTPark clients, and anticipate announcements about new programs offered, including our Entrepreneurship Program for early-technology companies! Please RSVP to our event link or to if you plan to attend.


RTPark Begins Building Foundation for Partnerships in East Asia Following Trade Mission Trip to the Region

Published Thursday, April 25, 2019

The RTPark’s business attraction team traveled to Taiwan and mainland China’s Guangdong Province for the trip, which took place from March 19th to April 2nd, to have introductory meetings with various early-stage technology companies, science parks, and government agencies.  Their itinerary also included attending the 2019 Smart City Summit and Expo in Taipei, Taiwan with members of the Territory’s private sector, led by the St. Croix Economic Development Initiative.  Between scheduled meetings and ad-hoc introductions, the RTPark team interfaced with over two dozen companies and organizations over the course of the two-week trip.


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

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

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

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