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Invest In Ventspils
The Port of Ventspils is an industrial zone of the Northern part of the EU for the development of all kinds of industrial production. Our advantages include favorable conditions of cooperation, customized manufacturing infrastructure, availability and, if necessary, creation of strategic resources, major intellectual capital, scientific and educational potential, as well as an attractive environment of a coastal city next to the Baltic Sea. Due to convenient transport connections and diverse logistic solutions the EU, the CIS and even countries of Central Asia can easily access us.
7 Reasons to Invest in Ventspils
|Convenient import/export hub between the EU, CIS and Central Asian markets||Location in the East-West transit connection and the TEN-T transport network allows all types of logistics.|
Customized territories for all kinds of industrial production
Territories of more than 500 ha equipped with electricity, IT and telecommunications as well as other utilities waiting for new industries (possible investments for the development of company infrastructure). Rent no bigger than 0.25-0.5% of the landās cadastral value with a possibility to purchase land ownership.
Labour supply, high potential of intellectual capital
Multilingual local labor (Latvian, Russian, English, German).
Well-developed vocational education in required fields ā the most modern infrastructure in the country to acquire professional skills of metalworking, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, energetic, electronics, etc.
One of the best bases for vocational and higher education in the Baltics, covering such fields as IT, telecommunications, electronics, astronomy, engineering, mechanical engineering and other promising sectors.
Modern infrastructure and possibilities of staff training in fields necessary for production.
Active local scientific institutes for the transfer of R&D knowledge to the business environment.
|Favorable business start-up, attractive tax environment, the special economic zone (SEZ) status.||
Clear unitary regulations and benefits for both local and foreign investors, as well as a secure business environment.
Business company registration within a few days.
Corporate income tax and immovable property tax are reduced by 80% until a company is able to compensate up to 35% (55% for small and 45% for medium-sized companies) of investments. When paying out compensation, corporate income tax is 4% which otherwise is 20% in Latvia, immovable property tax, in turn, is 0.3%.
|Ambitious business incubation system||Infrastructure and service support of the VHTP Business Incubator at business start-up phase, including pre-incubation period.|
|Supportive local government that is open for cooperation in every development stage of the company||
A project coordinator for solving practical investment project issues and their faster guidance.
Municipal support in providing utilities and public infrastructure necessary for production.
Professional and regulator services within easy reach.
|Comfortable and tidy urban environment||One of the most attractive coastal cities of the Baltic Sea. Ventspils is not only a port and an industrial park, but also a gorgeous environment for everyday life and tourism offering first-class infrastructure, a wide range of cultural, sports and leisure activities, all forms of education and a unique beach.|
Changes of production output in 2012 compared to 2002 (%)
Businesses currently in Freeport of Ventspils
Aleksejs Vasiljevs, Procurator at AS Wasserkabel Baltic:
ā Ventspils is a friendly city for our business and very beneficial in terms of traffic where everything is located together ā port, railway, motorway. Upon starting the business, we were granted tax incentives, which is very important for new companies, and we also received fast and qualitative assistance at various municipal institutions of Ventspils City.
Wasserkabel is an energy-efficient and convenient heating and cooling system that is very popular also outside the Baltic States. With our customer base expanding, we are planning to use transportation services of the Port of Ventspils in the future as well, delivering our products to customers around the world.
Chairman of the Board of HansaMatrix Ventspils IlmÄrs Osmanis:
ā We started to build the Ventspils Electronics Factory in 2005, and I wondered: āWho would work in the factory?ā In response to this question the city even created a new engineering department in the Ventspils University College, Faculty of Information Technology, and later also the Electronic technician program in the North Kurzeme Vocational Education Competence Center. Due to their skills and proximity, the graduates of these programs are still in high demand.