A Bahamian delegation, led by Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator the honourable Kwasi Thompson, has today, completed the first day of its Trade Mission to Washington, D.C.
The delegation includes the Bahamas Ambassador to Washington, D.C. His Excellency Sydney Collie, President of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce Edison Sumner and other Chamber officials, officials of the Ministry of Tourism, the Bahamian Embassy, and the Grand Bahama Port Authority.
The purpose of the trade mission is to have dialogue with US companies, US government officials, US Chambers of Commerce and the business community to attract business and investment to The Bahamas, and more particularly Grand Bahama.
Also discussed was the Technology Hub Initiative by the government for Grand Bahama, and the desire to attract technology businesses to Grand Bahama. Discussions also centred on the opening a US Chamber office on the island to help attract investment.
The group also met with Belen Gallegos of Select USA, which is an arm of the Department of Commerce that can assist Bahamian companies set up and access the US market. In addition, they met with US Exim Bank to discuss ways Bahamian companies can access funding.