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VIEDA,VICA partner on December 2 to host 30 small manufacturers with USVI products for St. Croix community

Residents and visitors of the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to once again purchase unique gifts from a variety of locally-made products that will be sold in the U.S. Virgin Islands beginning this month on St. Croix, USVI.

The Enterprise Zone Commission (EZC), an entity of the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA), in collaboration with the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA), an agency of the Government of the Virgin Islands within the V.I. Department of Planning and Natural Resources, will re-open the doors of the popular “Made in the USVI” Pop-Up Store.

Wednesday, December 2nd through Friday, December 11, 2020 – The Dorsch Center, 604 Strand St., Suite No. 1, Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

This building is in the vicinity of The Fred Hotel.

The “Made in the USVI” Pop-Up Store will be open from Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM, and on Saturdays from 9AM to 2PM. The store will be closed on Sundays.

Thirty (30) manufacturers from St. Croix that create products in the jewelry, gift, art, bath & beauty and food & wine industries will be featured. The “Made in the USVI” Pop-Up Store will also enable the store’s artisans to develop partnerships.

“Due to the store’s popular demand, several small manufacturers approached the VIEDA and VICA teams to inquire if the “Made in the USVI” Pop-Up Store can be re-opened.” As always, the EZC and VICA teams stepped forward and answered the call of our small businesses, especially during this challenging time for all of us, our residents and business community. Now more than ever, this is a time to support our small manufacturers, both safely and enthusiastically,” said Nadine T. Marchena Kean, managing director, EZC.

A “Made in the USVI” Pop-Up Store will also be held on St. Thomas on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 after the store closes on St. Croix. Further details are forthcoming for the St. Thomas store.

Pop-Up Stores are short-term stores that temporarily established in an available space to allow customers to experience products of a business first-hand.

To ensure the safety and health of the store’s vendors and patrons during this pandemic, masks are required and temperature checks will be taken at the door. Hand sanitizer and a hand-washing station will also be available.

For more information, call 340-773-3075 and visit


The Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA) is a semi-autonomous governmental instrumentality. It promotes economic growth, job creation, and wealth generation in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The VIEDA assumes, integrates and unifies the functions of these four entities: Economic Development Commission, Virgin Islands Economic Development Park Corporation, Economic Development Bank and the Enterprise Zone Commission. The VIEDA accomplishes its mission by attracting investors to the Territory to establish or relocate theirbusiness in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It also provides financial assistance for new and existing small to medium-sized businesses in the Territory and assists V.I. residents and business owners with rehabilitating their properties located in distressed areas that were once vibrant economic centers of activity in the Territory. Learn more about the USVIEDA at or send an email to
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St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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