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Welcome to Bahrain EDB: Invest in the heart of the Gulf
The Kingdom of Bahrain may be geographically compact, but our growing economy offers exciting investment opportunities within a supportive business environment designed to help your company flourish.
The economy of Bahrain is the most diversified in the region, with particular strengths in financial services, technology sectors and related industries. Careful management of business policies and laws gives even small businesses the opportunity to thrive.
There are many reasons to do business in Bahrain, including our central Gulf location with unrivalled entry to neighbouring countries by road, air, and sea, low cost of operations, a Bahraini population that makes up a talented workforce, and stable economy.
Bahrain EDB — the Bahrain Economic Development Board — is here to provide the information and assistance you need to give your company a strong foothold in the Bahrain economy.
100% foreign ownership
in most of our thriving sectors.
Ease of doing business
with minimum hurdles for creating and operating establishments.
Gateway to GCC's $1.5tn market
The perfect hub for operations in the GCC, broader Middle East and North Africa.
The economy of Bahrain is thriving and primed for your business to reap the rewards. Bahrainis join the workforce with an exceptional array of skills and extremely high levels of motivation, making them ideal employees. Our forward-thinking government works closely with businesses to enhance the business-friendly environment through policy reform. All this paired with our strategic location at the heart of the Gulf makes Bahrain the optimal location to grow a business.
The purpose of the Economic Development Board is to guide each new or expanding company,small or large, through every step of the investment journey. Our EDB team is ready to help each entrepreneur or company pursue local, regional or global business opportunities in Bahrain. Bahrain EDB can help you benefit from our business infrastructure, find a location for your business, discover talent, navigate any legal requirements and more.
By Pakiza Abdulrahman, head of startups at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, reposted from Wamda: At a time when many businesses cannot serve their customers through traditional channels due to the ongoing global health crisis, online service providers are...
‘Women are nearly a third of investors on Bahrain...
March 9, 2020
By Avinash Saxena on Gulf Daily News 09 March 2020 MANAMA: Women make up 29 per cent of total investors at Bahrain Bourse (BHB), and the value of shares held by them is currently BD580 million, Bahrain Bourse (BHB)...
The Italian Trade Agency (ICE) to open an office...
February 5, 2020
Rome, Italy. 5th February 2020: The Italian Trade Agency (ICE) today announced the opening of an office in Bahrain after signing an agreement with the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), on the sidelines of an official delegation visit to...
21 Jan, 2020 By Sandeep Singh Grewal in Gulf Daily NewsA NATIONAL brand identity aimed at promoting Bahraini companies in the regional and international markets has been launched. The ‘Made in Bahrain’ logo features the national flag and can be...