About Jamaica's MSME Finance Directory
Jamaica's MSME Finance Directory provides a comprehensive list of funding opportunities for micro, small and medium-sized businesses that are seeking financing opportunities to make their entrepreneurial ideas a reality. The directory lists a range of financing options such as: loans, grants, venture capital and equity financing.
Users can input keywords into the search engine to indicate the type financing in which they are interested. This provides users with information on the financing options and also, shows them how to access the relevant institutions which provide the financing. The Directory is user friendly and provides a one-stop-shop for all the necessary information on sources of financing.
About the DBJ
The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) Limited is a corporation that is wholly owned by the Government of Jamaica and is mandated to foster economic growth and development of strategic sectors of the Jamaican economy.
It was created in April 2000, from the merger of the Agricultural Credit Bank of Jamaica Limited and the National Development Bank of Jamaica Limited. The operations, assets and liabilities of the National Investment
Bank of Jamaica (NIBJ) were further amalgamated with the DBJ on September 1, 2006.
DBJ’s Mission is to provide ‘opportunities to all Jamaicans to improve their quality of life through development financing, capacity building, public-private partnership and privatisation solutions in keeping with Government
Overall, the DBJ is focused on:
a) Financing - Ensuring that low-cost funds, in the form of business loans for projects and working capital, are available to all viable enterprises in the productive sectors which include agriculture, agro-processing, information processing, infrastructure, services, manufacturing, mining and tourism;
c) Public-Private Partnership and Privatisation - Managing and executing the Government’s Public-Private Partnership and Privatisation programmes, through which entrepreneurship is developed and the ownership base of
public entities is broadened;
d) Venture Capital - The development and implementation of a viable and sustainable venture capital and private equity industry in Jamaica to provide access to long-term, patient financing required by high potential small and medium-sized enterprises and innovative start-ups, for sustained growth and development.
The DBJ’s aim is to facilitate the growth and development of all viable enterprises in the productive sectors of the Jamaican economy. These sectors include agriculture and agro-processing, manufacturing, information technology, mining and quarrying, energy, services and tourism.
The DBJ utilizes its own resources and borrows funds from external financial institutions for on-lending through its network of AFI partners