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A Message from the Hon. Erwin R. Contreras

Mr. Contreras, Belize’s Minister of Trade, Investment Promotion, Private Sector Development and Consumer Protection, reports that the future is bright for investment in Belize – with particular opportunities in tourism and real estate development.

Why we think you should read this:

Mr. Contreras provides yet more evidence that Belize represents a key opportunity for investors to benefit from its model of sustainable development, with the promise of attractive returns. His Ministry, created in 2013, is driving change in Belize through important legislation and policy development geared at encouraging private sector growth.


  • Belize’s GDP has averaged 2.1% growth since 2008, far outpacing leading regional economies
  • Belize’s GDP growth in 2011 was topped by only three other CARICOM nations
  • Foreign direct investment in Belize continues to be strong and is projected to close with a 20% year-over-year increase.

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