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Economic outlines and opportunities for innovation

Anguilla’s main economic activities are tourism, offshore banking, fishing and remittances from emigrants. General activity in the tourism sector initiated growth in the construction sector, contributing to economic development.

Anguilla has put substantial effort into further developing the offshore financial sector.

Key opportunities for innovation

Opportunities for innovation and green economy exist in all sectors including tourism, fisheries, agriculture, technology and education. In particular, education and STEM approach (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) represent the backbone of innovation and economic development.

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Member state: United Kingdom
Surface (km2): 132
EEZ (km2): 92 178
Population (2011): 13 534
Capital: The Valley
Languages: English
GDP per capita (€ – 2012): 16 216
Main economic sectors: Tourism, Finance
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  • Tourism Workshop – Bren Romney, Innovation Director Anguilla

    Bren Romney, who was a Moderator of the Workshop, detailed Anguilla’s plans to build a state-of-the-art business incubator on Anguilla dedicated to innovation.The space will stimulate collaboration and entrepreneurship, creating employment for youth, enhancing the experience of visitors, increasing incomes of the people of Anguilla, he said.Specifically, the business incubator will:help convert start-ups and ideas […]    Read More
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  • Tourism Workshop – Helvig Thode, Bonaire Representative

    “Bonaire will position itself as a progressive island in terms of synergizing people and nature. This will result in a positive economic, cultural and nature stimulation for the island,” said Ms. Helvig Thode, Bonaire’s Representative.In 2017, the tourism industry contributed 229 million US dollars to the local economy and 25 per cent of jobs are […]    Read More
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  • Tourism Workshop – Alexa Cooper-Grant, Innovation Director, TCI

    Tourism innovation in TCI started with a vision: “We envision becoming a country where the very mention of our name invokes images of peace, safety and security, a place where residents and visitors enjoy authentic experiences,” said Alexa Cooper-Grant, Innovation Directorr for TCI.“Having successfully established an image as a luxury destination, the Turks and Caicos […]    Read More
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  • Innovation News

  • The Caribbean after Irma

    It is the cost of the region’s unimaginable natural beauty that, by the caprice of fate, there is the periodic risk of ruin. There is nothing to be said of this past week’s tragedies that has not yet been said, and our hearts go out to the people who died.What needs to be said is […]    Read More
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  • Regional Innovation Workshop in Sint Maarten, 5-7 October

    Caribbean regional workshop will take place 5-7 October 2015 at Sint Maarten. The main aim of the activity is to improve OCTs and OCTA’s capacities and ensure better exchange of experience and expertise in Innovation by gathering the IMs and other relevant stakeholders in regional workshops and a project conference, which would contribute to facilitate […]    Read More
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  • Joint Statement By UK Overseas Territories Leaders

    BVI, 27 July 2015 – Hamilton, Bermuda – July 24: We, the elected Leaders and or Representatives of the Overseas Territories, met on 23rd – 24th July 2015, to discuss issues of mutual interest and the forthcoming Joint Ministerial Council Meeting (JMC), with UK Ministers to be held in December 2015 in London. The purpose […]    Read More
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  • Reports

  • Anguilla – Sustainable Tourism Master Plan

    The sustainable tourism master plan 2010 – 2020 for Anguilla, is carrying out an ambitious vision of the Anguilla tourism: ‘We are a premier Caribbean destination known for our world class beaches; pristine azure waters; top class resorts and restaurants; relaxed ambience; sense of place, peace and tranquility in a safe setting among a friendly […]    Read More
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  • Octa Innovation Website