While there are profits to be made in investing in Haiti, some have warned of the dangers inherent in a profit driven model of recovery. Former President Jean Bertrand Aristide has expressed skepticism about this market driven type of recovery:
Many of the most successful companies operating in Haiti are not publicly traded. Digicel, CAM, Barbancourt, are among the most well known companies, but they are privately owned. The following group of companies are publicly traded companies which are making considerable investments in Haiti....
(AMR ) They have invested in upgrading the Toussaint Louverture International Airport
(RCL) They have invested in tourism in Labadi which is a major port for the Oasis cruise ship as well as the Allure of the Seas
(COKE) They have invested in Haiti's agricultural sector- specifically in the mango industry.
Whole Food Market
(WFMI) They are importing from Haiti's organic producers.
(M) They have invested in Haiti's arts and crafts industry.
Levi Strauss & Co Wallmart / Target
Wallmart (WMT) and Target (TGT) are investing in Haiti's assembly industry. They will buy assembled clothing from Sae- A Trading Co. LTD, a Korean company that is going to build an industrial park in northern Haiti that will employ 20,000 people. ( Levi Strauss in not publicly traded in the U.S. but does offer public bonds of the company.)
Choice Hotels Int.
(CHH) They have invested in Haiti's tourism and hospitality industry.
(C) They are looking for opportunities to extend investments in microfinance.
Newmont Mining Corporation
(NEM) They are investing in Haiti's mining sector. As of May 2012, Gold deposits in the North of Haiti were estimated to be worth 20 billion dollars.
(EMX.V) They are investing in Haiti's mining sector. As of May 2012, Gold deposits in the North of Haiti were estimated to be worth 20 billion dollars.