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An Ideal Business Location

Dear Source:
Our agricultural consulting firm, Fintrac, was featured this past Sunday in your "at work" series, and reporter Molly Sims described our international mission, EDC contribution to local farming initiatives, and offices in downtown Charlotte Amalie. I would just like to add a few other points of potential interest to your readers with regards to the latter — namely, that our headquarters here are located within an historic waterfront building, that local architectural advisor Jon Euwema assisted our landlord with a visionary interior build-out; that there are paintings, lithographs, and limited edition prints of resident artists additional to Edie Johnson featured (e.g. Henry Gonzales, Brian Murphy, Mitch Gibbs); and that our photographs spanning a dozen countries across three continents are all matted and framed by Melvin Carty at Mango Tango Art Gallery.
We have found the territory to be rich in artistic resources, and that combined with the local availability of commercial suppliers and services (e.g. landscapers, office furniture distributors, telecommunications providers, etc.) — and a talented labor pool — make this an ideal business location. Frankly, the primary drawback at this juncture is an escalating violent crime rate — which if swiftly and adequately addressed, guarantees that more companies with corporate mandates such as ours will increasingly be attracted to operating within the US Virgin Islands.
Claire Starkey
St. Thomas

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