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Light Manufacturing

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Light Manufacturing

Key Indicators

  • Rich manufacturing experiences and heritages that span across multiple subsectors, including watchmaking, pharmaceuticals, rum production, as well as oil refinery
  • Available sites zoned for heavy manufacturing, including St. Croix Renaissance Park

Manufacturing makes up USD 25M in exports every year

Average salary of $61220, cheaper than competitors like Puerto Rico, Georgia, New York, and Florida



‚ÄčThe U.S. Virgin Islands is a U.S. Territory in the heart of the Caribbean with direct access for manufacturers to the United States, the Caribbean Basin, and Latin America. Ideal weather and a progressive U.S. business climate combine to provide a unique environment for a start-up or a growth-minded relocation. Not only does the U.S. Virgin Islands have a prominent manufacturing industry, but it also has the infrastructure capable of responding to the demands of modern logistics, including deep-water port facilities, as well as two airports for cargo and shipping.

metal, welding, welder

Areas to Contribute to Growth

Regional foods


Resilient building materials


Universal Concrete LLC

Universal Concrete LLC

Universal Concrete is a locally owned, operated, and dedicated business ready to serve the infrastructure and concrete needs of the USVI. It plans a state-of-the-art concrete manufacturing plant, including a two-story office building, concrete laboratory, standalone water system, storage tanks, and a batch assembly.

Gold Coast Yachts

Gold Coast Yachts

Gold Coast Yachts manufactures composite multi-hull commercial sailing catamarans, custom sailing catamaran yachts, wave-piercing power catamarans, and displacement power catamarans. In the William D. Roebuck Industrial Park in St. Croix, GCY can drive boats to Europe, the Panama Canal, Hawaii, and the mainland for true worldwide business.

How the Economic Development Authority
Can Help You

Unlock new horizons within the US Virgin Islands with the business potential our territory offers with the help of the USVI Economic Development Authority.
With tailored tax programs, incentives, financing options and more.

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