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Adela Gonzales White

Ms. Gonzales White is a Public Relations Specialist and consultant for CEC where she assists with development and implementation of the company’s public relations initiatives both internationally and locally. Based in Sarasota, Florida, Adela is also a former expat who lived in the Cayman Islands for more than a decade, and she maintains close ties to the islands. This experience and connection give her special insights when writing about life overseas and CEC’s relationship to the local community.

Recent Posts

Cayman Enterprise City Leads Blockchain Conversation

Special Economic Zone successfully hosts 2nd cryptocurrency conference of the year

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (18 May 2018) – Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) is marking the success of the zone’s second major event in 2018 to bring cryptocurrency and blockchain leaders, who are guiding a surging industry, to the Cayman Islands to showcase the jurisdiction’s benefits and attractions.

This month Cayman Tech City, a development project by CEC and an industry partner member of the “World Tokenomic Forum” (, welcomed more than 100 world leaders in cryptocurrency, government, capital markets, and technology to the World Tokenomic Forum’s Annual Summit. The event took place at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort 8-10 May 2018 and concluded with the finals of the Sandcastle Startups Challenge.

As Cayman Enterprise City Grows, So Does Cayman’s local Economy

Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) and the special economic zones (SEZs) continue to significantly impact the Cayman Islands’ economy. To date the development project has contributed an estimated US $155.16 million to Cayman’s economy ($113.01 million in direct spending and $42.15 million indirectly). Last year alone CEC contributed an estimated US $41.56 million. The 2017 figures reflect a 9.4% increase over 2016’s $37.6 million. The announcement, in keeping with a commitment CEC made in its first year to disclose its local economic impact annually, is the latest report of seven — the first released in 2011.

Enterprise Cayman Encourages Students to Spend a “Summer in the City”

Connecting Local Talent with Opportunities within the Special Economic Zones

Cayman Enterprise City’s Enterprise Cayman initiative is now accepting applications for its annual “Summer in the City” internship programme. Now in its sixth year the programme aims to place 20+ young people with internship opportunities throughout Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) and the special economic zones (SEZs), which include: Cayman Tech City, Cayman Commodities & Derivatives City, and Cayman Maritime & Aviation City.

Reaching Out to the Next Generation About Tech Careers


Dozens of students expressed interest in learning to code when they stopped by the Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) booth at the Chamber of Commerce Career’s Expo on Friday, 23 February. CEC Marketing Manager, Kaitlyn Elphinstone and zone entrepreneur of Spark Limited, Mark Hall were on hand to give out information about CEC and talk about opportunities being developed in Cayman’s special economic zones. They also answered questions about how to apply for the Enterprise Cayman “Summer in the City” internship programme and raised awareness about the CEC online jobs portal

Cayman Brac students learn about STEM career paths which could lead to future jobs in Cayman’s Special Economic Zones

Enterprise Cayman outreach to local schools extends to the Sister Islands

Year 9 students from Layman E. Scott High School located in Cayman Brac recently heard from Amy Hayward, an experienced digital marketer, who spoke to students about STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education and encouraged participants to peruse future jobs within the Cayman Enterprise City Special Economic Zones (CEC).

Kaitlyn Elphinstone Joins Cayman Enterprise City Team as Marketing Manager

New Manager brings years of marketing experience and deep Caymanian cultural connections to position at Special Economic Zone

Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), Cayman’s special economic zone, announces the recent hire of Kaitlyn Elphinstone as Marketing Manager. 

Cayman Enterprise City Gains Steam as a Global Growth Platform for Tech Companies

The team behind Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), the Cayman Islands’ knowledge and technology focused Special Economic Zone (SEZ), say that six years into the project, the zone is fulfilling its mission to be a growth platform for international companies. CEC opened its doors for business in 2012 and there are now over 225 companies operating from staffed offices and co-work space in the zone. 

Partnership Actively Helps Caymanians Develop Skills to Compete for Jobs

Cayman’s special economic zone, Cayman Enterprise City (CEC), through its local jobs initiative Enterprise Cayman, actively partners with the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) to help improve job opportunities for Caymanians.  A recent job skills training workshop illustrates how the partnership between the zone and the agency works to prepare them to compete for jobs that are developing within Cayman Enterprise City. 

CEC Community Members inspire Caymanian Students to follow careers in STEM or learn to code.


Introducing Newly-Launched Cayman Maritime & Aviation Services Park to Global Aviation Industry

Our CEO, Charlie Kirkconnell was part of a Cayman delegation to the world’s largest civil aviation trade show in Las Vegas this past month, where he introduced the zone’s newly-launched Cayman Maritime & Aviation Services Park (CMASP) to major industry players and media houses. The park is the latest component of Cayman’s award-winning special economic zone established to attract aviation companies to set up a physical business presence in the tax-neutral Cayman Islands. The delegation to the Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition was led by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI) and included officials from Maples and Calder, Island Air and AMS.

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