Government of Jamaica

 

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The MSME Sector

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector is a Priority Programme within the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture & Fisheries and remains a priority for the Government of Jamaica. The MSME sector accounts for 80% of jobs in the Jamaican economy and MSMEs contribute significantly to GDP, employment and wealth creation, poverty alleviation, female employment and social stability.

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THE UPDATED MSME & ENTREPRENEURSHIP POLICY (2018)

The MSME sector is supported by the Updated MSME & Entrepreneurship Policy (2018). On July 3, 2018, the updated MSME & Entrepreneurship Policy was tabled in the Houses of Parliament as a White Paper.

The policy present the goals that will support the MSME sector throughout the entrepreneurship process.

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The MSME Division

The Government of Jamaica is committed to strengthening the policy environment for MSMEs. The MSME Division was established in 2016 within the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, with the mandate to facilitate the development of a policy environment, through research, promotion and outreach, advocacy, effective planning, effective monitoring and broad based collaboration through strategic partnerships.

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MSME RESOURCES SEARCH TOOL

Search for island wide opportunities that will help you to develop and grow your business. The MSME Resources Search Tool includes information on a wide range of opportunities from both private and public sector business enablers and financiers.

The MSME Resources Search Tool is Jamaica’s only multi-theme, online source for accessing current information on opportunities to help you grow your business.

CLICK HERE to begin your search for programmes and services that can boost the growth and development of your MSME.

 

The Ministry

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries.

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries (MICAF) has been charged with the responsibility of driving the integration of the production of primary agricultural produce along all the stages of the supply chain through to value added and facilitating full commercialization of outputs of the agriculture, manufacturing, and service sectors.

We have, therefore, placed much energy and enthusiasm into the development of this website to provide timely information on the Ministry, our agencies and programmes.

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4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422 

Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
Fax: 876-927-1904
Email: psecoffice@micaf.gov.jm