JBDC (Jamaica Business Development Corporation) | Head Office: 14 Camp Road, Kingston, Jamaica | Incubator & Resource Centre: 76 Marcus Garvey Drive 1 876 928 5161-5 (Camp Rd.) | 1 876 758 3966-8 (IRC) info@jbdc.net

Who We Are

A Network of Cooperation

The JBDC initiative is a cooperative arrangement among Government Agencies and the private sector, associations, academic and research communities. Over 2000 Businesses have benefited from JBDCs Services over the years and many have returned to profit from JBDCs expertise. The JBDC team and board are comprised of experienced business people, an administrative team second-to-none, 30+ knowledgeable advisers and consultants and operating from a modern office/ training suite in 14 Camp Road, Kingston, Jamaica, JBDC is the place which will deliver the help you require to make your business flourish and prosper.

Mission Statement

‘To pursue development policies that foster sustainable modernization and growth in the productive sector, effective modernization of the business environment, cost-effective delivery of technical and marketing services through highly committed, competent and motivated employees’

Our Goal

Our goal is to help businesses to survive and prosper by providing them with business advice, consultancy and training of the highest professional standard on both generalist and specialist business subjects.

Our Service Standards

At the Jamaica Business Development Corporation, we continue to strive for cost-effective and user-friendly means to make business information easily accessible to the micro ,small and medium business community in Jamaica. When you contact us, you will find a knowledgeable and courteous staff, dedicated to effectively meeting your business information needs.

We strive to make our services known to you.

We treat you with courtesy and respect.

Our service is provided in the official language of your choice.

We answer phone calls promptly.

We respond to you within two business days, upon receipt of your request in person, by telephone, fax, mail or Internet.

We provide current information, on government business-related products, programs, services and regulations that is accurate, helpful, relevant and timely. If you must be referred, we provide you with the telephone number of the contact which will best assist you. We encourage you to report back on unsuccessful referrals.

If we are unable to provide an immediate answer when you first contact us, we will obtain an answer to your question(s) and provide an estimate of the time required for us to get back to you.

We strive to serve you through the method of your choice: in person, by telephone fax, mail, e-mail or through the Internet.

If, for any reason, you are not satisfied with our services, we encourage you to let us know and we will do our very best to correct the problem promptly.

Our Commitment: Providing Quality Information To The Business Community.

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation is a solution orientation service to information on business-related topics pertinent to entrepreneurs, small businesses and start-up companies.

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Management Team

Valerie Veira

Chief Executive Officer

Valerie Veira has spent the last thirty-one years working in the field of Industrial Development. Her most significant projects led to the design and establishment of two government limited liability companies that currently provide critical support to the MSME sector.

Harold Davis

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Harold Davis is a trained Industrial Engineer with over twenty-five (25) years’ experience in Industrial development. His areas of specialization include Development Finance, Agriculture, Construction, Creative Industries, Business Development, Energy Management and Micro, Small and medium sized Entities (MSME) development strategies.

Colin Porter

Manager, Technical Services

Colin Porter is an innovative professional with over 23 years proven expertise in manufacturing, logistics and product design and development.   He holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering from the University of the West Indies and a Diploma in Production Engineering from University of Technology.

Janine Fletcher-Taylor

Manager, Things Jamaican Corporate 

Janine Fletcher-Taylor has approximately 17 years’ experience in the field of Marketing with developed skills in Retail Management, Business Development and Training..

Ann-Marie Brown

Manager, Administration

Ann-Marie Brown is a skilled Administrator who has served in various capacities from Secretary to Administrative Secretary for the past twenty-eight years in the Public Sector. 

Neville Grant

Manager, Information Technology

Neville Grant has worked at every level in the Information Technology field.  From Analyst and Systems Engineer to Technology Director and Assistant Professor, Mr. Grant has come a long way since completing his first micro COBOL programming course at National Cash Register.

Michele Cowan

Manager, Accounts

Michele Ann-Marie Cowan possesses a wealth of experience in the financial services sector having served in capacities in both the public and private sector.

About Us

The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) has been established as one of the premier business support organizations in Jamaica, and is well respected by clients and funding institutions alike.

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