List of companies of Jamaica

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Location of Jamaica

Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, consisting of the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles. The island, 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, lies about 145 kilometres (90 mi) south of Cuba, and 191 kilometres (119 mi) west of Hispaniola (the island containing the nation-states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic). Jamaica is the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean, by area.[1]

Jamaica is a mixed economy with both state enterprises and private sector businesses. Major sectors of the Jamaican economy include agriculture, mining, manufacturing, tourism, and financial and insurance services. Tourism and mining are the leading earners of foreign exchange. Half the Jamaican economy relies on services, with half of its income coming from services such as tourism. An estimated 1.3 million foreign tourists visit Jamaica every year.[2]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Air Jamaica Consumer services Travel & leisure Kingston 1968 Airline, defunct 2015
Alpart Basic materials Basic resources Nain 1969 Aluminum
Bank of Jamaica Financials Banks Kingston 1961 Central bank
Beaches Resorts Consumer services Travel & leisure Ocho Rios 1997 Hotels
Bob Marley Museum Consumer services Travel & leisure Kingston 1987[3] Museum
CGM Gallagher Financials Insurance Kingston 1971 Insurance broker
Desnoes & Geddes Consumer goods Food & beverage Kingston 1918 Brewery
Digicel Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Kingston 2001 Mobile network
Dolphin Cove Jamaica Consumer services Travel & leisure Ocho Rios 2001 Tourist attraction
Fly Jamaica Airways Consumer services Travel & leisure Kingston 2011 Airline
Gleaner Company Consumer services Media Kingston 1834 Newspaper, publisher
GraceKennedy Conglomerates - Kingston 1922 Financials, industrials, retail
GSB Co-operative Credit Union Financials Banks Kingston 1944 Credit union
Hedonism Resorts Consumer services Travel & leisure Negril 1976 Resort
Ian Fleming International Airport Industrials Industrials transportation Boscobel 2009 Airport
International AirLink Consumer services Travel & leisure Montego Bay 1996 Charter airline
J. Wray and Nephew Ltd. Consumer goods Food & beverage Kingston 1825 Distiller
Jamaica Air Shuttle Consumer services Travel & leisure Kingston 2009 Airline, defunct 2013
Jamaica Observer Consumer services Media Kingston 1993 Newspaper
Jamaica Pegasus Hotel Consumer services Travel & leisure Kingston 1973 Hotel
Jamaica Stock Exchange Financials Financial services Kingston 1968 Primary exchange
Lasco Jamaica Conglomerates - Kingston 1994[4] Industrials, financials, pharma
Norman Manley International Airport Industrials Industrials transportation Kingston 1948 Airport
Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica Oil & gas Oil & gas producers Kingston 1975 State-owned oil
Port Authority of Jamaica Industrials Industrials transportation Kingston 1972 Ports and shipping
Rose Hall Consumer services Travel & leisure Montego Bay 1770 Tourist attraction and museum
Sandals Resorts Consumer services Travel & leisure Montego Bay 1981 Hotels and resorts
Sangster International Airport Industrials Industrials transportation Montego Bay 1940 Airport
Skylan Airways Consumer services Travel & leisure Kingston 2010 Airline
Stewart's Automotive Group Consumer goods Automotive Kingston 1938 Auto dealers/repairs
Studio One Consumer services Media Kingston 1954 Record label, defunct 1980
Television Jamaica Consumer services Media Kingston  ? Television
TimAir Consumer services Travel & leisure Montego Bay 1983 Charter airline
Tinson Pen Aerodrome Industrials Industrials transportation Kingston  ? Airport
Tuff Gong Consumer services Media Kingston 1970 Record label
Union Bank of Jamaica Financials Banks Kingston 2000 Bank, defunct 2001

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