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The PGA of America is taking its brand to the Bahamas. In its first real estate venture outside of the United States, the PGA of America and Cat Island Partners Ltd., recently broke ground on the first-ever PGA Village to be developed outside of the United States.

The official groundbreaking took place April 24 on Cat Island and was attended by a large delegation of government officials including Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, the Bahamas' Minister of Tourism and Aviation, and more than 400 local residents and supporters.

Prime Minister Ingraham called the $200 million resort-style development, "A new and never before experienced economic shot-in-the-arm," for one of the Bahamas most underdeveloped islands. 

Ingraham congratulated the Cat Island Partnership for keeping their commitment to the government and to the people of Cat Island during these economic challenging times.

The Prime Minister said he was not one that normally attends these types of ceremonies but has come to know the partners well and they are people who, "say what they mean and mean what they say," and is confident the project will be a great thing for Cat Islanders and the Bahamas. 

The PGA Village is expected to create over 200 construction jobs and more than 900 permanent positions within the project allowing many native Cat Islanders who have sought employment elsewhere to return to their native island. The flagship PGA Village, which opened in 1996, is located in Port St. Lucie, Fla., near the PGA of America headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.


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