Bahrain's business environment is constantly evolving, through the simplification of processes, billions of dollars invested into infrastructure and real estate, and improved regulatory initiatives. Within this environment, the EDB also focuses on target sectors to drive investment based on areas of opportunity identified by economic markers.
No free zone restrictions, 100% foreign ownership allowed for most activities and an average of 30% lower operating costs than regional neighbours–these are just a few of the reasons to invest onshore in business friendly Bahrain.
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Bahrain offers an ideal location for companies to set up a shared services hub to manage the overall GCC & MENA region.
Whether it’s key industry assessments, advisory on processes and requirements, or insight into where to establish new global headquarters, EDB Bahrain is here to make things easier.
An archipelago made up of 33 islands in the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain offers valuable opportunities for businesses and the best market access to growing Gulf economies and beyond.
Pursue commercial opportunities, gain a competitive advantage, operate freely and enjoy a relaxed, liberal way of life that is rich and fulfilling in Bahrain.
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Bahrain is a gateway to the GCC region offering great access to Saudi Arabia’s market. Global IT companies choose Bahrain as a hub due to the availability of talent, cost competitiveness, ownership structure and market access to the overall region. According to World Bank Doing Business 2017 report, Bahrain was ranked 2nd in MENA in the ease of doing business index.
Bahrain has established itself as a regional pioneer: with demonstrated commitment towards creating the conditions for business to flourish, a long history of diversification, a progressive outlook for the future.