17 State Street
Scott Gilmore, Ainsley Butler, Jenna Slotin, Kim Loranger, Kavya Raman, Akbar Ahmadzai, Matt Jones, Clare Hutchinson
Lyle Best, Robert Campbell, Alvaro de Soto, Shepard Forman, Eric Nonacs, Karen Smith
We build markets, create jobs and sustain peace in developing countries by championing local entrepreneurs and connecting them to new business opportunities.
Building Markets' objective is to establish and operate Sustainable Marketplace Initiatives (SMI) in developing countries in order to increase positive economic benefits by linking international buyers with capable national suppliers. The SMI will build the capacity of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), facilitate contracts between SMEs and the local community, redirect money into local economies, and enable job creation. This highly effective model enables Building Markets to successfully respond to the challenges that hold back economic growth in developing countries. The SMI will provide the following services to buyers and suppliers in Liberia: an Online Business Directory, Business Matchmaking, Tender Distribution Services, Training, Market Research, and Advocacy.