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‘Vision 2040’ Outlines Path to ‘Recovery with Resiliency’

The Economic Development Authority revealed the U.S. Virgin Islands' 20-year economic strategy in a virtual presentation on Tuesday.

EDA Board Sets Rules for St. Croix Film Production

A film production may be coming to St. Croix – if it agrees to spend at least $1.5 million and employ 117 Virgin Islanders – according to a recent meeting of the Economic Development Authority Board of Directors.

Survey Says: Virgin Islanders Want More Agriculture, Better Utilities

Vision 2040 survey results revealed agriculture as the No. 1 industry Virgin Islanders on all three islands and abroad want to see grow in the territory.

Biggs Says ‘Vision 2040’ a Chance for a USVI Renaissance

Midway through the effort to craft a 20-year strategic plan for the territory, Economic Development Authority CEO Wayne Biggs Jr. is feeling encouraged, thanks, he says, to the community’s participation.

Call Center Told to Rethink Wage Scale in Bid to Obtain EDC Benefits

A stateside call center hoping to expand to St. Croix got schooled in the economy of the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday at a public Economic Development Commission hearing.

Callers Weigh in on Government’s ‘Vision 2040’ Plan

“Thanks for calling Vision 2040,” was a familiar refrain as Economic Development Authority CEO Wayne Biggs Jr. fielded phone calls and online comments Monday evening during a virtual town hall.
Kegs of craft beer sit on the racks at Leatherback Brewing Company. (Anne Salafia photo)

EDA Board OKs Leatherback Brewing Microgrid, Satellite Brewery

Leatherback Brewing Company has been given the green light to construct a solar microgrid at its location in the William D. Roebuck Industrial Park on St. Croix, and to open a satellite brewery on St. Thomas.

Citing Pandemic, Buccaneer Resort Seeks EDC Waivers, Extensions

The financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic was brought home to the Economic Development Authority Board of Directors on Thursday as officials with the Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort on St. Croix appealed for help to stay afloat.

Vision 2040 Asks for the Public’s Help in Making Tight Deadline

In an interactive webinar that launched the V.I. government’s Vision 2040 plan on Thursday, Economic Development Authority officials made one thing abundantly clear: They need Virgin Islanders to do their part to make it a success.
viNGN Chief Information Officer Daryl Wade, left, pores over a map with lead field technician Celestino White Jr.

Internet Providers Detail Plans to Keep V.I. Connected During Pandemic

As just about everyone shifts to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, internet providers have seen a massive surge in traffic and say they are working to bridge the digital divide the virus has made so glaringly apparent.

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