On March 25th 2015 the Business Incubation and Training Grants Manager, Dr.J.M. Shepard along with a group of employees from CARCIP toured the entire Island to explore the landscape and current state of small business on the island. During his tour, and other informal conversations that week, Dr.Shepard spoke to dozens of business owners to gain a better idea of the opportunities in areas such as Tourism, ICT, Farming, and training.
In May and June, CARCIP will be releasing the details of a Grant program that will enable individuals and current business owners funding to grow and develop ideas. This program that is sponsored by the World Bank will bring a great amount of opportunities to the people of Grenada.
The Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure program (CARCIP).
CARCIP seeks to increase access to regional broadband networks and advance the development of an ICT-enabled services industry in Grenada and the Caribbean Region.
The objective of CARCIP is expected to be achieved through: (a) targeted investments in ICT infrastructure that fills the gaps at the regional and domestic level, in partnership with the private sector and other development partners (b) creating an enabling environment that fosters competitive access to infrastructure and the creation of an IT/ITES and other applications industry, (c) enabling and supporting the creation of e-services, including e- and m-government services, and (d) strengthening of institutional capacity/arrangements to ensure effective program implementation and outcomes.