Several New Brunswick building and construction companies are currently exhibiting in Montego Bay, Jamaica this week. The goal is to present and promote to prospective resellers, architects, and project managers in order to develop and compete for business opportunities in the Jamaican building and construction market. Market diversification is a key play for this sector. Promising results have been shown for several top-calibre firms with whom Opportunities NB (ONB) continues to seek out new business contacts, build relationships, and uncover new leads.
With its large population and a long-standing trade relationship with Canada, Jamaica is attractive to New Brunswick exporters due to its:
- Geographic proximity and access to shipping lanes;
- Relatively large English-speaking market;
- Strong commercial and cultural affinity to Canada;
- Improving business climate; and
- Stable democracy.
With the new realities of climate change, and an emerging wave of innovation sweeping the country leading the Caribbean, Jamaica is keen to embrace Canadian product standards as a preferred and trusted supply partner for the vibrant and growing Jamaican building and construction market. New Brunswick building and construction companies are reputable and provide superior-quality products that are designed to perform in the severest coastal applications and meet the needs of the Jamaican market.
ONB is proud to help companies like these build new export relationships in priority markets like Jamaica and the Caribbean. We are wishing them a week of successful business endeavours!
ONB works to facilitate New Brunswick companies’ growth via a variety of services, including identification of market leads through trade missions and events. Find out where the ONB team is headed next by visiting our Events page.
Photo via High Commission of Canada in Jamaica