An agency of the Ministry of Industry, Investment & Commerce, the JBDC is Jamaica’s premier business development organisation working collaboratively with government, private sector, as well as, academic, research and international communities.



14 Camp Road, Kingston

Amanda McKenzie


AMANDA MCKENZIE can boast of the success of her efforts. Having successfully secured more than J$100 million in grant funding for MSMEs across varying sectors, Amanda can also be proud of the impact of the interventions which have benefitted some 1,000 SMEs.

In addition to her interaction with international funders, Amanda’s role as Manager for the Project Management and Research Development Department gives her direct responsibility for the strategic operations of the Unit which means that the organisation’s strategic objectives are achieved through effective project management research and training solutions that are undergirded by data integrity, process quality and efficiency.

A graduate of the University of the West Indies with an MSc in Natural Resource Management, Amanda is also a Certified Project Management Professional.

Amanda is committed to leveraging the technical expertise of her team to accelerate MSME development through cutting-edge research and applied learning, planning, programme development and institutional support.