More than 50 years ago a small group of entrepreneurs built a deep water harbour and established a unique economic zone on Grand Bahama Island, with the vision that it would become a major shipping hub and international business centre.
Today Freeport, Grand Bahama Island is all that and much more, offering both an exceptional climate for business, private investment and unsurpassed quality of life.
Under Charter of the 1955 Hawksbill Creek Agreement, The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) has established the infrastructure for world-standard services and facilities in a 230-square-mile economic zone just 68 miles from Florida, centred at Freeport, a modern, well-planned city twice the size of Washington, D.C.
Guaranteed long-term tax concessions and benefits for financial, commercial and industrial enterprises within this unique economic trade zone offer advantages that are superior to anywhere else in the region. With the island’s pristine natural beauty, luxury living in modern and well-planned and serviced communities, international accessibility by sea and air, excellent telecommunications and a vibrant business and commercial sector, it is easy to see why Freeport, Grand Bahama is the strategic choice for discerning investors and international companies wishing to locate in the region.