The American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica has been and will continue to be the only organisation in Jamaica with international connections in 60 countries and connections to over 116 AmChams across the world, that will aid Jamaica’s growth by garnering at least 70 percent of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the island.
AmCham's 30-year existence has reinforced our importance and strength in the further development of the country. We remain committed to growing Jamaica through the leveraging of our international connections.
During my presidency, AmCham Jamaica achieved significant milestones and the signing of historic partnerships, including my appointment to the board of the Caribbean Central-American Action, CCAA, a private, independent organisation which facilitates trade and investment in the Americas.
We also signed another MOU,that with JAMPRO, to collaborate in the promotion of business between Jamaica and the United States. With these two MOU's, Jamaica will see a definite growth in industry business, matchmaking opportunities and the facilitation of investors and business persons in pursuit of joint ventures.
In each of the past seven years, we have recognised corporate entities and people who have contributed to the growth of the business environment and corporate social responsibility.
In 2015, we honoured two-time Olympic 100m champion, Ambassador Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and partnered with her organisation, the Pocket Rocket Foundation, to launch the Caribbean Movie Premiere, "Race", where we raised funds to assist student=athletes and youngsters in children's homes across Jamaica by providing academic scholarships and other assistance.
We are working tirelessly at getting companies to think "beyond our borders" and make further inroads into the Latin American market, in which we are so closely connected through the Association of American Chambers of Commerce of Latin America and the Caribbean (AACCLA) with 28 AMCHAMs, representing more than 20,000 companies and more than 80 per cent of foreign investment in the region.