Advancing the interests and needs of local manufacturers

Support your local manufacturers by buying Bahamian

Encouraging Manufacturing in The Bahamas

Supporting, Enhancing and Encouraging Buying Bahamian

Advancing the Interests of Local Manufacturers
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Council Overview

The BLIDC, is a non governmental organization with the goal of advancing the interest and needs of the manufacturing sector, we are constantly compiling a list of all items made in the Bahamas and the companies that produce them.



The sole mission of the BLIDC is
To promote manufacturing in The Bahamas




Our Core Purpose is
To promote manufacturing in The Bahamas




Are you a Bahamian manufacturer? If you are, please send us information about your operation, we would like to meet you!
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May 11, 2020--BLIDC members donate to charities

As the country continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bahamas Light Development Council (BLIDC), and its members, have rallied togetner to support the communities they serve. (read full article)

Cartwright’s Bedding employee makes masks

April 21, 2020--Bahamian manufacturers service consumer needs in face of pandemic

As much of the world grappled with the uncertainties that lay ahead following the announcement of the first COVD-19 case in The Bahamas, Bahamian manufacturers assessed raw material inventories to ensure supply of their goods would remain uninterrupted. (read more)


May 8th, 2019--Patrick Knowles Awarded First Ever BLIDC Scholarship

Freeport Primary School student, Patrick Knowles, has been awarded the first ever Bahamas Light Industries Development Council (BLIDC) and industry partners scholarship, and will be headed to the Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Academy in the fall. (read more)

May 8th, 2019-- BLIDC response to Oxford Economics WTO Impact Assessment Report

The Board of the BLIDC has reviewed the Oxford Economics WTO Impact Assessment Report and wish to commend the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employer’s Confederation for commissioning the study, which the BLIDC supported.

Recognizing the Government’s goal of acceding to the World Trade Organization in 2020, the report is timely and provides key insight into the potential implications of joining the global trade body. The BLIDC, as representatives of the manufacturing and light industries sector in The Bahamas, is not yet fully committed to the necessity of joining the WTO, but appreciates the Government’s goal of positioning the Bahamian economy for future growth. (read more)