Economic Development Board

The Economic Development Board (EDB) is a dynamic Government agency with an overall responsibility for formulating and overseeing the economic development strategy of the Kingdom of Bahrain and for creating the right climate to attract direct investment into the Kingdom. The EDB aims to create the optimum business environment for Bahrain, to ensure the country attracts investment from abroad, as well as encouraging the strong development of home-grown companies.
The EDB offers an investor facilitation service to first-time investors who are interested in setting-up investment projects in Bahrain.
This service includes acting as the investor’s first point of contact in the Kingdom, providing information and guidance regarding the relevant procedures and incentives, and helping them form a network of contacts in Bahrain.
In addition, the EDB co-ordinates with all relevant government bodies to help resolve difficulties that an investor may encounter during the approval and registration process. The EDB supports and monitors initiatives that improve the economic
and business environment in Bahrain.