“Made in the USVI” Website Opens the World to US Virgin Islands Culture, Art and Entrepreneurship

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Virgin Islands (United States), November 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (USVIEDA) announces that the Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC), an entity of VIEDA, has launched the program “Made in the USVI website at www.madeintheusvi.com, a digital entry into the rich culture and history of the US Virgin Islands reflected by the innovative work of USVI’s small manufacturers and artisans.

Featuring over six categories of products made in the US Virgin Islands (USVI), this website provides easy access to products representing USVI culture and / or heritage: scented candles; USVI themed stone coasters; interior decoration with painted cultural images and historical sites; and paintings and sculptures.

Other articles include notes and photographs of iconic USVI sites; mahogany dishes; USVI-themed t-shirts and jewelry; books on the history and culture of the USVI; children’s books and cookbooks; local seasonings and teas; body care products and much more.

“The ‘Made in the USVI’ initiative was launched in 2018 by the EZC, in partnership with the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, to help small, local and licensed manufacturers and artisans increase their exposure and display opportunities. business growth locally and outside the territory This is in addition to – or lack of – a physical store for their products, ”said Nadine T. Marchena Kean, Managing Director of EZC.

Launched in spring 2021, several companies are featured on the website funded by the US Small Business Administration through a federal grant from the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). The aim is to make these products available worldwide.

“The ‘Made in the USVI’ website is part of EZC’s commitment to engage USVI residents and their global neighbors in USVI culture, history and art. , as well as the creative work of our entrepreneurs. Individuals can embrace USVI’s talent and entrepreneurship from anywhere in the world, and we are excited to share what USVI has to. offer, ”added Marchena Kean.

To purchase these products, visit the “Made in the USVI” website at www.madeintheusvi.com. To follow “Made in the USVI” on social media, visit https://www.facebook.com/madeintheusvi/.

Media contact:

Semele George

VIEDA Marketing and Public Relations Specialist

[email protected]

340.714.1700, ext. 1512

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Tasida Kelch, (center) executive director of the VI Council on the Arts, assists a customer at the “Made in the USVI” pop-up store in St. Thomas, USVI in April 2021. Photo by Semele AC George / VIEDA.

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