Commencement of the £250m airport construction contract has started the transformation of St Helena’s economy.
The construction and subsequent operation of the airport at the end of 2015, is creating many opportunities for on-island and inward investors, be they large or small. The island has already attracted support from Saints on island starting businesses to major international investors planning to invest approximately £50m.
A high-value tourism driven economy will create multiple opportunities in areas including: tourism, construction, fishing (game and commercial), professional services and right across the wider private sector.
It is forecast that the economy will grow six fold in 10 years. The island has sustainability at the heart of its plans, therefore it is important that investors invest early to secure their position.
The island is an open economy that needs and therefore welcomes expertise and capital; it is easy to invest, whether to start or develop an existing businesses.
A British Overseas territory, St Helena is a very stable and reliable environment and has the added benefits of a great tropical climate, is very safe (the police are unarmed!) and friendly – all this and an exciting economic future.
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Marketing Communications Manager
Recent work by Economists on St Helena put an estimate of the number of Saints living overseas at around 11,000. Even if just a few hundred Saints decided to return home to live and work, the positive impact on the island would be hugely significant, economically...
Director, Environmental Management.
St. Helena’s natural environment underpins life on the island. We are all dependent on the basics it provides for healthy living: fresh air to breathe, fresh water to drink, good soil and unpolluted seas for food.
Chair, Investment & Finance committee.
Why has St Helena has been pursuing air access for the past 40 plus years? St Helena's national vision, can answer this. We want: A prosperous, peaceful and democratic society for all, achieved through sustainable economic, environmental and social development...