The mission of this working group is to focus on discussions about commerce.

Neglected Islanders Resist Plan for Haiti Tourism Revival

Artesia Suprice (C, yellow striped shirt) stands with her family outside their home which is one of dozens that will be expropriated by Haiti's government to make way for an international airport, on Ile-a-Vache island, off Haiti's south coast, March 25, 2014.
REUTERS/stringer - by David Adams - April 6, 2014

18,000 Tons of Vietnamese Rice Soon in Haiti - May 18, 2013

PADF and USAID Launch Series of Haiti Investment Road Shows with Support from Haitian Diaspora

PADF and USAID Launch Series of Investing in Haiti Road Shows with Haitian Hometown Association Resource Group - March 15, 2013

WASHINGTON -- On March 16th, the Leveraging Effective Application of Direct Investment (LEAD) program for Haiti, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), is launching the first in a series of Haiti Investment Road Shows entitled “Investing in Haitian Progress.”

The ‘Avon Ladies’ of Africa

Tine Frank… Living Goods managers explained business opportunities to new recruits in Masaka, Uganda.

submitted by Alisa Keesey

The New York Times
by Tina Rosenberg
October 10, 2012

NAHP - LEAD Around Table Discussion Thursday October 4, 2012 - Washington, DC.

The round table will be held at the Embassy of Haiti, 2311 Massachusetts Avenue, Street NW, in Washington from 1 to 3 pm, on Thursday October 4, 2012. PADF will be providing refreshments and a light lunch for the occasion.

Space is limited, so please confirm your participation by email to or via telephone at 202 458 3122, no later than October 3, 2012.

Heinz® Ketchup Inspires More Environmentally Responsible Living This Summer with PlantBottle™ Packaging Promotion

submitted by Alison Thompson - July 17, 2012

A new Heinz(R) Ketchup campaign called "Join the Growing Movement" invites consumers to promise to be more environmentally responsible through a mobile application. For each pledge, Heinz will help plant a tree, up to 57,000 trees. (Photo: Business Wire)

Miami-Dade Hosting Trade Trip to Haiti

The Miami Herald - August 16, 2012

Miami-Dade’s economic development office is hosting a business trip to Haiti. The county’s Economic Development and International Trade Unit invited local businesses to join in a four-day trip to the recovering island nation, where South Florida is playing a large and lucrative role in the repairs after following the 2010 earthquake. The cost of the Oct 21 to 24 trip is estimated at $1,225 per person, but that does not include airfare. For information, visit

Haiti-Carnaval des Fleurs: Gov't Points to Economic Impact

President Michel Martelly at Presentation of 10 Queens of Carnaval Des Fleurs - July 30, 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( - On the opening night of the Carnaval Des Fleurs, the government defended the 65 million HTG project to organize the second three days of gras in Haiti this year. The administration is tipping the economic impact of the carnival for its justification, although it laments that there is no inventory structure for providing estimates of the impact.

Leopard Haiti Fund, Confirms Its First $20 Million

Leopard Capital Haiti Fund | Press Release July 16, 2012

Leopard Capital is pleased to announce the successful initial closing of Leopard Haiti Fund (LHF). LHF is the world’s first private equity fund to operate and focus exclusively on Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.

The fund seeks to raise USD 40 to 75 million to invest in businesses in Haiti. The first USD 20 million of this target has now been committed by three international development banks:

$8.5 million by International Finance Corporation (IFC);

Douglas Clayton - Leopard Capital - Member of Rebuild Haiti Better

Douglas Clayton
Chief Executive Officer

Douglas Clayton, Leopard Capital’s CEO, commented: "We are pleased to launch Haiti’s first investment fund with the strong backing of three leading development banks. As investors we see attractive opportunities in helping Haitian businesses grow, while strengthening the country’s economic future. Leopard Haiti Fund’s success can show the world that Haiti is open for business."

Haiti Mobile Money Reaches 5 Million Transactions

Jean Louis Thomas [Gates Foundation File]

submitted by Theresa Bernardo - by The Digicel Group - July 11, 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti ( - Digicel/Voila reached five million mobile money transactions summing up to $52 million and was rewarded by the Haiti Mobile Money Initiative of USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the Karibe Hotel on Tuesday.

Haiti Agriculture Embargo Raises Costs Five' Times - by Neil Hartnell - June 11, 2012

THE Bahamas has been urged to end its embargo on direct agriculture imports from Haiti, with the current system thought to quintuple produce costs via Florida-based middlemen as it transits through the US.

Miami Mayor Plans to Sign a Sister Airports Agreement Between Miami International Airport and Port-au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport

by Martha Brannigan - The Miami Herald - April 22, 2012

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez plans to visit Haiti Monday and Tuesday with County Commissioner Jean Monestime in a bid to bolster trade and commerce between the county and the island nation, which is striving to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Gimenez and Monestime, who in 2010 became the first Haitian-American elected to the county commission, will meet with business leaders in Port-au-Prince.

New Range Power

submitted by Jerome Peloquin

New Range Power is a global Engineering, Procurement and Construction firm committed to bringing cost effective renewable energy to the world. Our engineers collaborate with the brightest minds on the planet to constantly push the envelope of renewable technology. Opening our minds to future technologies while remembering the lessons of the past, we create robust affordable solutions giving you the competitive edge.

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Haiti: Open For Business 2012 - 2 Day Workshop


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