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I Biz Brief 5 May


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Establish a variety of businesses in a secure area to provide services and products to the Coalition

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I Biz Brief 5 May

  1. 1. Iraqi-Based Industrial Zone (I-BIZ) Multi-National Forces Iraq (MNF-I)
  2. 2. MNF-I CG Guidance <ul><li>within . . . limits and operational requirements . . . use available Iraqi services and products </li></ul><ul><li>consider employment of Iraqis for all enduring jobs . . . performed by . . . civilians, and . . . US military personnel. </li></ul>MNFI-CG 28 MAR 2007 <ul><li>review . . existing contracts . . . (for) functions (that) can be transitioned to Iraqi contractors. </li></ul>
  3. 3. I-BIZ Overview <ul><li>Establish a variety of businesses in a secure area to provide services and products to the Coalition </li></ul><ul><li>Direct money into the Iraqi economy </li></ul><ul><li>Stabilize security through expanded employment </li></ul><ul><li>Create foundation for transition of support to ISF </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate growth through economic stability </li></ul>
  4. 4. I-BIZ Life Cycle FOB I-BIZ Phase I: I-BIZ Begins Phase II: I-BIZ Expands FOB I-BIZ End-State: Base Turnover to Iraqis I-BIZ
  5. 5. I-BIZ Business Model <ul><li>I-BIZ = Security + Demand + Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>+ Iraqi Business/Human Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Security = Contained Work Area + Badging + Escorts + FOB Access </li></ul><ul><li>Demand = Goods, Services, Base Support, Logistic Support </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Iraqi Business </li></ul>
  6. 6. I-BIZ Site Assessments Bucca Oct 07 Delta Jul 06 Taji May 08 VBC-2 Mar 08 VBC-1 Sep 07 Tallil Jun 07 Speicher Feb 07 Echo Jun 04 Anaconda Sep 06 I-BIZ Location
  7. 7. VBC Iraq-Based Industrial Zone HVAC Repair VBC Site Development Cost $1.3 M Size = 10 Acres Vehicle Dispatch Concept: An area on or adjacent to a FOB for Iraqi businesses and workers to develop and prosper securely SSSC-type Store Front Operations Generator Repair SSSC
  8. 8. Gas Station Tallil BIAP CHU Construction VBC Generator Repair Iskandariyah VBC T.B.D. Speicher IBIZ Ph I, II, & III Pending Initiatives Ice Plant
  9. 9. Wide Variety of Businesses <ul><li>Caterpillar </li></ul><ul><li>Mercedes-Benz </li></ul><ul><li>FIAFI Group (RIVA Manufacturing and Repair) </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-mall </li></ul><ul><li>Demilitarization Project </li></ul><ul><li>ARAM Media </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurants </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel Stations </li></ul>
  10. 10. I-BIZ Site Selection Criteria <ul><li>Availability </li></ul><ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul>
  11. 11. I-BIZ Expenditures <ul><li>Site Prep </li></ul><ul><li>Construction of Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment to Merchants </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase of Goods and Services </li></ul><ul><li>T-walls and force protection measures </li></ul>
  12. 12. I-BIZ Challenges <ul><li>Force Protection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LN employees access to I-BIZ sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amber zones </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Financial concerns </li></ul>
  13. 13. I-BIZ Memorandum of Understanding <ul><li>Not a “Lease”, but a Land Usage Authorization. </li></ul><ul><li>Land Usage Authorization is normally for one year, but can be extended </li></ul><ul><li>Can be unilaterally terminated by the Garrison Command for any reason (normally after a warning) </li></ul><ul><li>The MOU does not guarantee protection of the business’s capital and human investment </li></ul><ul><li>Garrison Command provides perimeter security and force protection barriers; the business is responsible for any additional security needs </li></ul><ul><li>Long Term Strategy - When the US leaves, we would hope that the GOI would continue the program </li></ul>
  14. 14. Contacting I-BIZ For applications and more information: E-mail: [email_address]