The Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC), through an upcoming $10-million (US$72,000) project, is seeking to move the needle forward for cultural and creative industries (CCIs) with hopes to have a more coordinated and strengthened position for players in the local ecosystem.

The project, titled ‘UNESCO JAM NSS CCI — Economic and Social Impact of Jamaica’s Cultural and Creative Industries’, is being done in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). It serves as a follow on to a mapping exercise done in 2020 and is geared towards strengthening the operations of the local sector while validating its output through Economic Impact Assessments (EIA).