The USVI branch of the SBA plays an integral role in assisting emerging and existing small businesses through high quality professional business counseling and training, contributing to the economic growth of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center is the territory’s largest and most accessible source of assistance for entrepreneurs and the only territory wide nationally accredited program that provides business consulting to entrepreneurs at no cost. Through a network of locations on St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John, the VI SBDC provides high quality one-on-one consulting, training, and information resources to help your business start, grow and succeed.
For more info on SBA: https://www.sba.gov/
For more info SBA, USVI branch: http://www.sbdcvi.org
Chamber of Commerce
Both the St. Croix and St. Thomas/St. John Chamber of Commerce work on behalf of the business community in the Virgin Islands to advocate for pro-business governmental issues. Their Government Relations Committee researches issues that are important to supporting a positive business environment such as Economic Development, Energy, Territorial Budget and Taxation, Tourism, Public Safety, Infrastructure, Education and many other causes.
The Chamber of Commerce also provides their members with networking opportunities, community involvement, image enhancement, political advocacy, information access, numerous discounts and benefits, and heightened credibility.
For more info on St Croix Chamber: https://stxchamber.org/
For more info St. Thomas/St. John Chamber http://www.chamber.vi/
The RTPark works closely with our partner agency, the USVI Economic Development Authority. Together we are working to build a strong and dynamic community of businesses within the US Virgin Islands.
The USVIEDA has four major components:
- Economic Development Commission
- Virgin Islands Economic Park Development Corporation (formerly the Industrial Park Development Corporation)
- Economic Development Bank (formerly the Government Development Bank and the Small Business development Agency)
- Enterprise Zone Commission
The purpose of the U.S. Economic Development Authority is to act as an umbrella authority that integrates and unifies the functions of the four agencies under one executive board in order to maximize efficiency and enhance economic development in the Territory.
For more info on EDA: https://www.usvieda.org/