The Development Bank of Jamaica Limited is a corporation that is wholly owned by the Government of Jamaica and is mandated to foster economic growth and development of strategic sectors of the Jamaican economy.
It was created in April 2000, from the merger of the Agricultural Credit Bank of Jamaica Limited and the National Development Bank of Jamaica Limited. The operations, assets and liabilities of the National Investment Bank of Jamaica (NIBJ) were further amalgamated with the DBJ on September 1, 2006.
The DBJ’s aim is to facilitate the growth and development of all viable enterprises in the productive sectors of the Jamaican economy. These sectors include agriculture and agri-processing, manufacturing, information technology, mining and quarrying, energy, services and tourism.