Disney Cruise Line wants to help the communities where their boats most frequently dock and they are starting with the Bahamas. Recently Disney announced a $1 million pledge over the next three years to help start and encourage growth in local small businesses. The majority of the funding seems to be aimed at Lighthouse Point, Disney’s project located in Eleuthera.
Deputy Prime Minister Peter Turnquest and Jeff Vahle, president of Disney Cruise Line are leaders in this joint commitment to help bolster the local Bahamian economy. In addition, Access Accelerator Small Business Development Centre and the Eleuthera Chamber of Commerce will be partners in this venture. These groups want to help the smaller Bahamian entrepreneurs become visionaries and to develop practices that help them to be more stable in the future.
The Lighthouse Point Project is in its beginning stages with plans for a common workspace, internet access, and meeting rooms. Disney will even have an office on location to help mentor those small business leaders. Of course, All of this is dependent upon the design’s approval by various local environmental groups and the Bahamian government.
It is exciting to know that Disney wants to give back to the people of these communities where they dock the cruise ships!
To read more about Lighthouse Point and they other ways that Disney is involved in the Eleuthera and Bahamian community check out their new website https://lighthousepointbahamas.com.
Julie de la Fé
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