Welcome to the Bahrain Economic Development Board

Invest in the heart of the Gulf

The Kingdom of Bahrain may be geographically compact, but our growing economy offers exciting investment opportunities within a supportive business environment designed to help your company flourish for years to come.

The Bahrain economy is the most diversified in the GCC region with particular strengths in the financial services, technology innovation, manufacturing and logistics sectors. Our pro-innovation business policies and laws give businesses of all sizes the opportunity to thrive.

If you’re looking to expand your business in an economy full of growth, Bahrain EDB — the Bahrain Economic Development Board — is here to provide the information and assistance you need to achieve your ambitions within the Bahrain economy and beyond.

Bahrain has what it takes for your business to flourish

100% foreign ownership

in most of our thriving non-oil based sectors.

Ease of doing business

with minimum hurdles for creating and operating a company.

Gateway to GCC’s $1.5tn trade market

The perfect hub for operations in the GCC, broader Middle East and North Africa.

Why Bahrain?

The economy of Bahrain is thriving and primed for your business to reap the rewards. Bahrainis join the workforce with an exceptional array of skills and extremely high levels of motivation, making them ideal employees. Work-life balance is at the forefront of Bahrain culture, making it a top rated place to workOur forward-thinking government works closely with businesses to continue to enhance our business-friendly ecosystem through policy reform. All this paired with a strategic location at the heart of the Gulf creates the optimal environment for your business to grow in Bahrain.

We want to help you set your new business ideas in motion.

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How Bahrain EDB can help

The purpose of the Bahrain Economic Development Board is to guide each new or expanding company, small or large, through every step of the investment journey. Our EDB team is ready to help each entrepreneur or company pursue local, regional or global business opportunities from Bahrain. Bahrain EDB can help you learn more about Bahrain economics and show you the benefits of our business infrastructure. We can also assist in:

finding a location for your business

discovering talent

navigating any legal requirements and more

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Who’s already here

Setting up in Bahrain means joining a long list of world-class businesses that have chosen our country as their regional base of operations. These exceptional businesses include:

Kyriako Zarkadas

Founder, Visit Bahrain

“We’ve gained a lot of beneficial support particularly from a strategic perspective.”

Kunjan M. Choksi

General Manager, JBF Bahrain

“Bahrain has a deserved reputation as an easy place to do business, operating costs are competitive and crucially there is excellent access to GCC markets and beyond.”

Andrew Sims

Director and CEO, NEC Payments

“Within 3 months I had moved to Bahrain with my family. This move turned out to be a great move for us all.”

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