Isle of Man. Where you can.
We believe that business in the Isle of Man has pace, energy and creativity and where you will find an environment that offers companies both old and new the chance to grow, share and innovate. The Isle of Man Government is proud of the business-friendly environment and the excellent working relationships that it has developed with industry across its diverse range of sectors. The ‘Where You Can’ website will provide a flavour of what the Isle of Man has to offer and why it is becoming increasingly known as a successful international business centre.
Aviation - The Isle of Man has established itself as an important one-stop shop for global aviation business. In addition to registration, Isle of Man financial institutions are conducting mortgages, lawyers are registering mortgages for foreign banks and corporate service providers are forming new structures to own and manage locally registered aircraft.
Clean Tech - The Isle of Man offers a combination of advantages for the development of clean tech businesses which are difficult, if not impossible, to find elsewhere including; a highly resilient communication network, good wind and tidal resources are readily available and a highly efficient tax environment helping new businesses to grow.
e-Business - The Isle of Man has a thriving e-Business sector which accounts for around 12% of the economy. The e-Business sector boasts a well-established cluster of e-Businesses, a world-class telecoms and power infrastructure, competitive taxation and a nation committed to international compliance.
e-Gaming -The Isle of Man has a world-class reputation as an e-Gaming jurisdiction who offers a world-class infrastructure, low betting duty and an extensive clustering of service providers/advisors in activities such as marketing, software and IT providers with experience in e-Gaming business on your doorstep.
Financial Services - The Isle of Man has an Aa1 rating from Moody's and has been recognised by the IMF as a well-regulated offshore Finance Centre of excellence. The Isle of Man is renowned for quality in the provision of financial services including: Banking, Captive Insurance, Fiduciaries, Fund Management & Administration and Life and Pensions.
Manufacturing - Isle of Man manufacturers are serving a global blue chip customer base within various sectors such as space, aerospace, laser optics. Hi-tech manufacturing in the Isle of Man plays a significant role in the continuing growth and diversification of the Island's economy, primarily driven by a successful aerospace sector in turn driven by the Isle of Man Aerospace Cluster (IOMAC) as well as the oil and gas and space industries. Food and drink production in the Isle of Man is a strategically important industry but also contributes around £100m to the local economy.
Maritime - Along with being host to one of the leading ship registers in the world, the Isle of Man is home to a maritime centre of excellence with leading names operating here in: Crewing and Manning Solutions, Ship Management, Yacht Administration. The Isle of Man provides a Red Ensign jurisdiction at the forefront of ship management and is at the forefront of yacht registration and administration.
Space - The Isle of Man is increasingly being recognised as a leading location for space-related businesses. With the support of a pro-space Government, the Isle of Man plays host to a number of global satellite companies, new space start-ups and international space associations as well as being able to offer orbital slots and launch licences via the UK Space Agency.
Tourism - Tourism remains a key sector in the Isle of Man economy, generating expenditure and jobs in its own right while also being tightly connected to the Island’s wider economic priorities. The Island’s visitor economy supports a range of employment, diversification and investment opportunities. The Tourism division of the Department of Economic Development continues to develop avenues for business support, through socially and economically sustainable development.