Sint Maarten

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Economic outlines and opportunities for innovation

The economy of Sint Maarten is based on tourism. Sint Maarten receives approximately two million tourists yearly. Key opportunities for innovation
  • Tourism sector: for management decisions - tools for reputation management and digital branding and analysis of real-time data for decision-making
  • SMEs: creation of Website as one stop shop for all information pertaining to SMEs- From Start up to Operational
  • Education: Enhance existing educational institution to offer online professional certificates especially in the hospitality sector
  • Research and development: research what food commodity can be produced locally through the use of technology (greenhouse and drip irrigation technological system), renewable technologies

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18.311462, -63.067017
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Member state: Netherlands
Surface (km2): 41
EEZ (km2): 12 169
Population (2013): 36 195
Capital: Philipsburg
Languages: Dutch, English
GDP per capita (€ – 2010): 17 500
Main economic sectors: Tourism, Trade, Construction
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