Africa is poised to become the world’s next economic powerhouse.

Africa is a vast continent with 54 countries that are experiencing great economic expansion, investment, and fast-improving living standards. Africa now provides a plethora of chances for entrepreneurs and enterprises all over the world as it strives for a brighter economic future.

National and regional economies in African marketplaces are progressively increasing their expansion and drawing international investors from all over the world. This dramatic shift is being driven by a variety of factors, including more democratic and accountable governments; economic policies that favor and facilitate international trade; a new generation of policymakers and business leaders; innovative information and communication technologies; an emerging spirit of entrepreneurship; and a growing middle class of relative prosperity with a tastier middle class.

In reality, Africa has six of the world’s ten fastest expanding economies, and the ease of doing business in Africa is increasing to the point that a number of nations (including South Africa, Ghana, Mauritius, and Tunisia) currently outperform China, India, Brazil, and Russia.

Forecasts from industry experts are leading to positive outlooks among those early movers who have already spotted the enormous potential of the African continent, which has one billion people distributed over 54 nations. It is time for innovative companies to grab the opportunity and seriously consider African markets.

Africa now has six of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies.

Africa’s foundations appear to be robust, and the continent’s prognosis remains bright. Africans continue to believe that future will be better than today, and it is this type of contagious optimism that allows investments to grow.

Many African governments are now embracing the right reforms, building the right institutions, growing resilient economies, and making the right policy choices, including diversifying their economies away from oil, gas, and mining and toward agriculture and small and medium-sized enterprise creation, which hold massive job-creation promise.

The world economy stands to benefit tremendously from high-performing Africa, which has the potential to be the next global growth pole and market. If Africa thrives and prospers, global prosperity will rise. The message to any firm or investor that is still not in Africa is that today is the day that business is created in Africa, and tomorrow may already be too late. Africa is no longer the future; it is the here and now.