Franchise opportunities in Jamaica

Attractiveness of Jamaica for the development of franchise business

Jamaica is an island country in the West Indies washed by the Caribbean Sea. The country`s main assets are bauxite, agriculture and also tourism. The exports of Jamaica include refined petroleum, aluminum ore, hard liquor and cassava.

The economy of the country is slowly but steadily developing. In 2016 Jamaica’s GDP increased by 1.4% and the poverty reduced to 20%, the average monthly net salary was $524. The government has implemented several reforms to improve the investment climate within the country. Therefore, Jamaica is becoming seductive for both foreign and local investors.

Kingston gives the best opportunities for investments for some reasons; it is the most populated city with well-developed sea infrastructure and the most attractive place for tourists in the country.

2.8 mln tourists visit the country annually; most visitors arriving to Jamaica are from the USA, UK, Canada and Germany.

One of the most successful economic industries of Jamaica is IT. The country has high achievements in mobile technologies development, which could be of interest for foreign investors.

Franchising is just beginning to gain traction in Jamaica, thus the market is available for new brands. From those franchise businesses operating in the country accounting, food, automobile sales and rental, and training services are worth mentioning. The average franchise fee is $35,000.

There are no specific laws, which control or constrain the growth of franchise business in the country. To get the rights to operate a franchise, the franchisee has to register a local company.


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Indicators of Jamaican Business Market

  • Capital: Kingston

  • Currency: Jamaican dollar

  • Education Index (2013): 0.668

  • Official languages: English

  • Per capita GDP (PPP): $8,991

  • Quality-of-life index (0-10): out of list

  • Population: 2.651 mln

  • Total GDP (PPP): $25.437 billion

  • Ease of Doing Business Ranking, Rank: 70

  • Gini: 45.5

  • Human Development Index (HDI): 0.719

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List of franchises for sale in Jamaica

Dodo Pizza franchise
Dodo Pizza - pizza delivery franchise Investment from $80,000
RAMEN IROHA franchise
RAMEN IROHA - Ramen shop franchise Investment from $45,000
Dietplus franchise
Dietplus - healthcare coaching franchise Investment from $56,000
9ROUND franchise
9ROUND - kickbox fitness centers franchise Investment from $
Southern Fried Chicken franchise
Southern Fried Chicken - restaurant franchise Investment from $322,850
Tea Valley 茶食坊 franchise
Tea Valley 茶食坊 - restaurant franchise Investment from $
Smart Refinery Technologies Group franchise
Smart Refinery Technologies Group - oil refineries franchise Investment from $500,000
FreeFly franchise
FreeFly - franchise of wind tunnel skydiving simulator Investment from $
Cone Cream franchise
Cone Cream - modern ice-cream franchise Investment from $6,900
Gemotest  franchise
Gemotest - laboratory franchise Investment from $12,000
Kawaii Factory franchise
Kawaii Factory - gifts and accessories franchise Investment from $7,600
BNI franchise
BNI - Business Network International Franchise Investment from $65,000
Ai LAB franchise
Ai LAB - beauty salon franchise Investment from $150,000
DetailCar franchise
DetailCar - waterless carwash franchise Investment from $9,960
al Mamà Bistrot franchise
al Mamà Bistrot - restaurant franchise Investment from $135,000
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