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In Jamaica, Micro, Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) are a force of innovation, employment, and economic growth. Yet, the entrepreneur’s journey is marred by challenges, with one of the most significant being the procurement and maintenance of business infrastructure. The Entrepreneur Weekly will explore how Business Parks, are emerging as a great solution for MSMEs.

Infrastructure, the physical space to innovate, produce, store, and sell, is essential to any business operation. However, for many MSMEs, the cost and commitment involved in acquiring such spaces pose a considerable barrier. These issues are compounded by the competitive real estate markets in urban centres, where location can make or break a business. High upfront costs, maintenance expenses, long lease terms, and the financial risk associated with expansion are some of the daunting challenges faced by MSMEs.

What are Business Parks?  In essence, it’s a compact, comprehensive business ecosystem that provides affordable, scalable, and versatile workspaces tailored to the needs of small and micro enterprises. These parks aggregate multiple businesses in a shared environment, reducing costs through economies of scale, and offering flexible lease agreements that align with the growth pace of MSMEs.

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How do MSMEs stand to benefit?

  1. Location: Business Parks are strategically located within close proximity to developments like highways which facilitate ease of movement of employees, goods and services. These factors help to maximise productivity.
  2. Affordability: Business Parks offer cost-effective rental options, reducing the financial burden on startups and growing businesses. For many MSMEs, the initial investment and ongoing expenses associated with securing a business location can be prohibitively expensive. Winnersh Triangle says, “Costs are often lower than standalone buildings in prime urban locations. Plus, utilities and maintenance are typically more streamlined, further reducing expenses.” This approach allows businesses to allocate more resources towards other critical operational areas rather than being bogged down by hefty overhead costs.
  3. Networking Opportunities: “SMEs can build relationships, find potential clients, or even discover partnership opportunities with other businesses,” according to Winnersh Triangle.  Being part of a business park community fosters networking, collaborations, and partnerships, propelling business growth through shared resources and knowledge. 
  4. Increased visibility and credibility for SMEs: Businesses might get more credibility by being located in a business park. Businesses situated in these parks could be perceived by prospective customers or partners as more respectable or well-established. Additionally, the exposure that comes with having a lot of enterprises in one park might result in chances for organic growth. Attracting elite talent can also be aided by a strategic location.
  5. Technological Advancements: Amid the thrust towards digital transformation, business parks also provide the technological infrastructure including high-speed internet, state-of-the-art communication tools, and robust security systems.

Through partnerships between government agencies like Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) and Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), MSMEs occupying spaces managed by FCJ may be referred to access business development services of JBDC at concessionary rates to be determined based on industry type and size. These will include tenants of the FCJ’s recently announced Community Micro Business Parks who will have the opportunity to benefit from JBDC’s host of business development services and training which are crucial for entrepreneurial success. 

The JBDC is the Jamaica’s premiere business development agency under the Ministry of Industry, Investment & Commerce (MIIC).  With the mission of driving entrepreneurial success and development of MSMEs, the JBDC is ready to take your business ‘From Concept to Market’.  Visit today!



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