Setting Up A Business

How We Can Help?

Not only have we work hard to create the broad economic framework expected by international businesses, we have also put in place a dedicated support infrastructure for businesses setting up in our country.

At the centre of our drive to attract and support foreign businesses is the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), a dynamic public agency with an overall responsibility for attracting inward investment into Bahrain, and is focusing on target economic sectors in which the Kingdom offers significant strengths.

Through EDB, businesses setting up in Bahrain receive valuable assistance, helping them to assess their opportunities in the Gulf and to execute the practical steps free of charge. The EDB's business development team supports investors, and their sector specialists can help you to analyse:

  • Costs
  • Infrastructure
  • Workforce requirements
  • Regulatory, legal and tax issues
  • Market opportunities

Additionally, you will be assigned a relationship manager who can introduce you to other companies that have set up in Bahrain. Your relationship manager will refer you to our Bahrain Investors Centre, which is an efficient one-stop-shop for setting up a business, and will follow up on registration applications. Moreover, your relationship manager will liaise with the relevant ministries, as well as the business community, to ease the process of setting up your business.

However, our support does not stop there: one of the things that makes Bahrain unique is the continued level of support you receive after you have set up your business. We do not just bring you out here; we help you to succeed.

So what does this mean for you?
• The EDB offers a no-cost practical facilitation service for first-time investors, and on-going support to businesses already here.
• The EDB can act as your first point of contact in the Kingdom.
• The EDB can discuss incentive packages to make the set up even more attractive.
• The EDB does its best to understand your objectives and respond to them efficiently, providing all the information you need to set up your business quickly and smoothly.
In short, the EDB is here to help you. Welcome to Bahrain.
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