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Vision 2040 Identifies eight (8) targeted industry sectors based on their potential to contribute to economic diversification through growth and job creation in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additional information on these industries can be found in Volume 5 of the Vision 2040 Report found here. 

"Blue Economy" Sector

S  ervices  T  echnology  E  nergy  A  griculture  M  anufacturing

Covered Plants


  • Aquaponics; aquaculture; hemp farming

  • Specialty foods, farm-to-table 

Scuba Diver in Reef

Coastal/Ocean Resources

  • Marine/maritime; biology; sustainable harvesting

  • Medicinal; nutritional, alternative energy 

Health Sciences

  • Telemedicine; medical simulation

  • Specialty care and education

Beer Maker in Brewery

Light Manufacturing

  • Regional foods; co-manufacturing

  • Resilient building materials

Graphic Designer

Professional/Tech Services

  • Financial; IT; customer service centers/back office

  • Remote work; consulting; diaspora co-ventures

Sustainable Energy

Renewable Energy

  • Solar; wind; tidal; wave; biomass; waste

  • New sustainable technologies

A Closer Look

Research and Development

  • Agri-tech; ocean; climate change

  • Healthcare; academic partnerships

VI-Style Tourism

  • Heritage; culture; sports; adventure; wellness

  • Small conferences; casual-elegant lodging; dining

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