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DPM Cooper Leads Bahamian Delegation to Ottawa, Canada for Trade Mission

The Deputy Prime Minister of The Bahamas, DPM Cooper, led a delegation of government officials and business leaders to Ottawa, Canada on a three-day trade mission focused on seeking investment opportunities to advance the country’s technology sector. The delegation held a series of meetings with heads of leading technology firms in the North Kanata Technology Park, where discussions centered around the ease of doing business in The Bahamas and attractive incentives for investors.

The delegation was warmly received by the CEO and HR executives of tech companies who showed interest in remote work opportunities in The Bahamas. They discussed the potential benefits of setting up remote offices in The Bahamas, including a high quality of life and a supportive business environment. The delegation also had the opportunity to tour Carleton University and Algonquin College, where they explored ways to integrate technology into business and educational opportunities for Bahamian students.


According to DPM Cooper, the firms they met with during the past week are pioneers in various industries, including artificial intelligence, computer automation, and agri-tech. Being global in scope, these companies are looking for new areas to expand. During the meetings, the ease of doing business in The Bahamas was emphasized, along with the enticing incentives offered to investors. As a result, the delegation invited these companies to consider establishing operations in The Bahamas.

One of the highlights of the trade mission was the delegation’s meeting with Growcer, a promising investor in the agri-tech space. The discussions focused on advancing food security and entrepreneurship in agriculture, two key areas where The Bahamas can benefit from technology-driven solutions. In addition, Growcer expressed interest in partnering with The Bahamas to develop innovative solutions for the agriculture sector.

To close the trade mission, DPM Cooper hosted a reception, where he thanked the Canadian business community for their warm reception and expressed his optimism about the potential for Grand Bahama to launch a tech hub. The delegation left Ottawa with a positive outlook and is expected to follow up with the companies they met shortly to build industry partnerships and advance the technology sector in The Bahamas.

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