established in 2005 to assist micro, small and medium-size businesses of Jamaica improve their competitiveness and profitability.
It was funded by the European Union and the Government of Jamaica 2006 – 2009 to cover grants and technical assistance and operated through the Jamaica Trade and Invest and Jamaica Business Development Corporation.
The PSDP Cluster Sector Initiative (CSI) evolved from work of TGCC to focus on developing and initiating cluster activities in the agro-business, services, tourism and creative industries sectors.
According to Jamaica Trade & Invest, “ clusters increase the competitiveness of their members in both national and global markets by taking advantage of the collective synergies formed from its members working together. ”
Members join clusters based on similar or complementary business interests. They undertake customized and sector-specific business initiatives focused on increasing the competitiveness and profitability of all its members.
The Jamaica Fashion & Apparel Cluster (JFAC) includes local designers, manufacturers, technical service providers, raw material suppliers, training institutions and support institutions and was formed at the end of 2007
C3 is a non-profit company established in Barbados to provide the region ’ s creative industries with administrative, strategic, logistical and funding support to help develop and grow various sectors.
The Chrysalis Project ( www.projectchrysalis.com ) is one of the training programmes created through C3, with the purpose of “ Building World Class Cultural Industries through the Development of TV & Film, ” which is focused on providing on-the-job training in all areas of film production.