The manufacturing sector is a major pillar of the St. Kitts economy. It has been a consistent contributor to the domestic economy and the overall development of St. Kitts and Nevi over the last 30 years. The sector contributes approximately 8 -10 % of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and sustains over 2000 jobs or 8.54 % of the country’s workforce. St. Kitts is the leading exporter in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).