About EDB
Who We Are

About EDB

The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, is responsible for strategies that enhance Singapore’s position as a global centre for business, innovation, and talent.

What We Do

Our mission is to create sustainable economic growth, with vibrant business and good job opportunities for Singapore.

We undertake investment promotion and industry development in the manufacturing and internationally tradeable services sectors. Industries within our purview account for more than a third of Singapore’s annual GDP. Besides facilitating investments, we engage Singapore’s existing base of companies to transform their operations and boost productivity, and to generate growth in adjacent and disruptive areas by growing new businesses out of Singapore.

We work with companies by providing information, connection to partners and access to government incentives for their investments, as well as their transformation and growth initiatives. We also work closely with other Singapore government agencies to constantly improve our pro-business environment, and ensure that our industries are supported by a globally competitive workforce through talent development.

"EDB is selective in engaging and promoting investments which meet the resource profile and the aspirations of Singaporeans. We are committed to ensuring that activities in Singapore are fit for the future and sustainable in the medium to long term.
We are confident that these efforts will accelerate our shift from being a value adding economy to being a value creating one, to bring about sustainable economic opportunities for all."
Dr Beh Swan Gin
Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board

What We Stand For

At EDB, our work is instrumental in planning and preparing for our nation’s future. Our vision, mission and core values are the key principles that serve to guide us in what we do, and how we act.


Our Vision

A Global Leader

A Great City

A Home in Asia

For Business, Innovation and Talent

Our Mission

We create for Singapore, sustainable economic growth with vibrant business and good job opportunities.

Our Core Values

Care, Integrity, Team, Imagination, Courage, Excellence, Nation (CITICEN)


Shared by one and all at EDB, these core values shape and guide the organization in what it undertakes.