With the largest economy in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic is known for its positive attitude toward foreign investments. According to the World Bank, the Dominican Republic was ranked as the largest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) recipient in 2012. That same year, FDI flows into the DR grew 59 percent on the back of the acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev of Cervercería Nacional Dominicana, the country’s largest brewer, for US$1.2 billion. Apart from the acquisition, FDI in the DR have consistently been up due to increased investments in electricity, manufacturing, mining, tourism and real estate.
The Dominican Republic is well known for its strong consolidated financial sector and a well-organized business community. This provides newcomers with networks for rapidly inserting themselves into industry and commerce. Geographically located near major markets, the DR is at the center of The Americas and has signed trade agreements that provide privileged market access to and from the U.S, Europe, Central America and the Caribbean.
The country also has the most flights from most countries in the Caribbean and is served by 8 international airports. Expressways and roads make it easy to travel to all three coasts, the south, east and north. Other pluses to doing business in the country include an abundant highly skilled and non-skilled workforce. The young and talented population includes a growing number of bilingual workers.