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USVI small manufacturers sought for “Made in the USVI” Pop Up Shop on St. Thomas, St. Croix

 

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands – November 13, 2020 – The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), in partnership with the Virgin Islands Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ (VIDPNR) Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA), is seeking local, licensed small manufacturers in various industries to apply for the 2020-2021 “Made in the USVI” Pop Up Shop on St. Thomas and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. 

According to Nadine T. Marchena Kean, managing director, Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC), “There are 30 slots available on each island to be filled by small manufacturers who apply and are eligible to participate as a vendor at this store.” 

Local, licensed small manufacturers are encouraged to apply to be a vendor at the “Made in the USVI” Pop Shop by, or prior to, 11:59PM on Friday, November 20, 2020.  Applications can be downloaded here on the VIEDA website.

The application fee is $50.  All small manufacturers mus

·      submit a copy of their business license with their application, and

·      have all products made in the USVI. 

These products must also represent USVI culture or heritage and be appealing to customers.  A vendor spot(s) is only confirmed after the application and vendor fee have been submitted prior to the event.

The EZC, an entity of the VIEDA; and VICA are collaborating again in this initiative to assist local, licensed small manufacturers with increasing their opportunities for business exposure and growth in the USVI and outside of the Territory.

To be considered for the “Made in the USVI” Pop Up Shop, local, licensed small manufacturers must submit their application and business license to the EZC by email to ezc@usvieda.org; or to VICA by email to vicastt@yahoo.com or in person to VICA at 5070 Norre Gade, Ste. 1, St. Thomas, USVI 00802-6762.

For questions, contact Mrs. Marchena Kean at 340-714-1700, ext. no. 1811.

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