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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.
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.
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.
The Economic Development Park Corporation considered new lease requests at its meeting on Tuesday, including from the manufacturer of rapid COVID-19 tests and a hemp grower seeking to build a processing plant.
“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.
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.
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.