High-Value Manufacturing Rooted in the U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands is a U.S. Territory in the heart of the Caribbean with direct access for manufacturers to the United States, the Caribbean Basin and Latin America. Ideal weather and a progressive U.S. business climate combine to provide a unique environment for a business start-up or a growth-minded relocation.
Not only does the U.S. Virgin Islands have a prominent manufacturing industry, but it also has the infrastructure capable of responding to the demands of modern logistics, including deep-water port facilities, as well as two airports for cargo and shipping.
Major players in the advanced manufacturing industry in the U.S. Virgin Islands include:
- Diageo: The world’s largest producer of spirits, Diageo is a prime example of a thriving public-private partnership in the USVI, through its new home at St. Croix Renaissance, where it established the company’s worldwide distillery for Captain Morgan rum.
- United Electronic Industries Services, LLC (UEIS): Located in St. Thomas, UEIS is a leader in the computer-based data acquisition and control industry, providing high quality hardware and software manufactured in the USVI. UEIS, which also has an operation in Massachusetts, sells its technology products to automotive, aerospace, petroleum/refining, simulation, semiconductor, medical, HVAC, and power generation companies and other industries.
- Gold Coast Yachts: Gold Coast Yachts is a manufacturer of composite multi-hull commercial sailing catamarans, custom sailing catamaran yachts, wave piercing power catamarans and displacement power catamarans. Located in the William D. Roebuck Industrial Park in St. Croix, GCY is in a prime position to drive boats to Europe, the Panama Canal, Hawaii and the mainland for true worldwide business.