It's a question of survival
Any enterprise that wants to survive and stay competitive in this increasingly global economy must modernise. No business can stand still in the face of challenges on both the national and international level. Expanding a business, improving productivity, investing in research, opening up new markets in the region or around the world - all these initiatives require capital. The Eastern Caribbean Securities Exchange (ECSE) gives enterprises and governments new tools for raising capital and a wider market in which to sell their securities. The ECSE is the first regional securities exchange in the Western Hemisphere. It plays a crucial role in the economic development of the ECCB currency area which includes Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & The Grenadines.

The ECSE - a paradigm shift for the regional economy
There are major challenges facing the economies of the ECCB member countries. The ECSE provides new opportunities for corporations to finance capital expansion. The existence of this new Exchange alters the landscape and changes the rules for businesses in the region. New ideas always take time to catch on. The role that securities exchanges have played in modern economies around the world offers business owners valuable lessons about the use and importance of this new vehicle for stimulating economic growth.