If you are looking for Liberian businesses, including the smallest, the best place to begin is in the Liberian Business Directory (LBD), which now catalogues all of the business houses in the capital.
In fact, our Business Desk has been informed that the 2014-2015 edition of the LBD will cover the entire country.
The LBD is an information and tourism directory providing essential countrywide products and services offered within Liberia.
“We ask that you patronize the many advertisers who have chosen to replace part of their advertising budget in this information directory. It is through their support, that you are receiving this new high quality business directory information,” a statement from the LBD office said.
Included in the LBD are Travel Agencies & Airlines, Auditing Firms, Insurance Companies, Shipping Agencies, Farm and Agriculture, Logistics Services, Consultancy Firms, Hotel Accommodations, Bar & Restaurants, Health Care Centers, Entertainment Centers, Liberian Beaches, Supermarkets & Shopping Center, UN Agencies and NGOs.
Others are Newspapers and Information Institutions, Digital Satellite TV service providers, Express and Mails services, Religious Institutions, Automobile dealers, Used Vehicle dealers, Car Rentals, Auto Garages, Driving Schools, Janitorial Services, Metal Workshops, Architects and Constructions, Co., Building Materials Stories, Mattress Factory, Cement and Blocks, Petroleum, Jewelry &Collections, among others.
The LDB is authored by Mr. Wynston O. L. Fallah.
“Our goal is pursuing the story behind business and tourism events, and to meet the standard of accuracy and general excellence set for tourists and business people everywhere,” Fallah says.
The Dream of Liberia
According to the LBD, business people and private investors are playing major roles to back the country’s economy with other support from abroad.
Liberia’s rubber industry has long been its economic engine; 98 percent of the rubber grown here is exported, and Firestone and other farms are planting more rubber trees. Firestone, specifically, is building and turning old homes into new ones and modernizing their schools.
Working to revitalize the country’s economy is to create jobs for its citizens and with the slow withdrawal of peacekeepers, “We must build and develop our security sectors to protect civil society,” the LBD publisher said.
International companies have won contracts for roads, housing projects, and concessions. BHP Billiton, China Union and Arcelor Mittal have won contracts to mine the iron ore and various stages of development in those areas.
Infrastructure programs are helping to create jobs in the construction industry and with the development of new roads, building schools, and other sectors. In the forestry industry there have been reforms to the processing of timber and other natural resources.
Chevron, Anadarlco and Tullow have begun oil discussion on Liberia's oil wells.
Dams and railways have to be built for progressive development.
LBD publisher Fallah said that in 10 years of sustainable peace, the nation has realized the creation of diverse business entrepreneurships. Over the years, Liberian businesses and their potential clients have had enormous challenges in establishing connections with each other. As the age of technology manifests itself in this growing economy, the need to have an easy access to reliable businesses cannot be overemphasized.
In view of the above mentioned, the Management of the Liberia Business Directory will officially present its 2013-2014 edition and launch its 2014-2015 edition on Friday, June 27, 2014. The program is expected to take place at the International Conference Hall of the Royal Grand Hotel on 15th Street Sinkor, on Tubman Boulevard, at 4 p.m.