Today at the Radisson Fort George Hotel and Marina, the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) launched the Belize Investment Portfolio Campaign. The campaign is expected to foster the development of a national portfolio to fast-track investment generation efforts, both local and foreign, through targeted matchmaking of pre-packaged investment concepts and projects.

 Through the advancement of this national campaign, BelizeINVEST, a unit of BELTRAIDE, mandated to serve as Belize’s National Investment Promotion Agency (IPA), expects to further substantiate selected investment concepts submitted by key public sector Government Ministries and stakeholders into actionable business cases aligned with national development priorities. Additionally, the campaign strives to support private sector investment projects seeking financing and / or investment partners by promoting and matchmaking these “shovel ready” business opportunities through various platforms regionally, inclusive of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB’s) ConnectAmericas and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), key supporters and collaborators of this initiative in Belize.

 In attendance were various public and private sector stakeholders of the investment community. The Hon. Tracy Taegar-Panton, Minister of State at the Ministry of Economic Development, Petroleum, Investment, Trade and Commerce, delivered the Keynote Address at the event. During the launch, key investment concepts were also presented to the private sector by the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, and the Ministry of Energy in alignment with strategic visions and policies. Additionally, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) also presented financing facilities available to the private sector in Belize including the benefits through the ConnectAmericas platform collaborating with the Belize Investment Portfolio Campaign to promote investment projects globally in advancing the matchmaking endeavors.

 The call for investment projects is now open to the private sector and wider investment community to submit online at www.belizeinvest.org.bz/investmentportfolio. For further details, feel free to contact our team at BelizeINVEST, BELTRAIDE via email at investmentportfolio@belizeinvest.org.bz or via telephone at +501-822-3737 / 0175

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