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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
Member of the Board and manager of EUROLCDS IlmÄrs Osmanis:
ā Thanks to the support of Ventspils municipality and the Freeport Administration, we can successfully operate in the largest clean room in Latvia as well as in a totally new industrial building. A perfectly developed infrastructure is also ready for us to use. We evaluated several sites for placing our liquid crystal display manufacturing plant. The benefits of Ventspils, that were not present in other sites, were the available industrial park with enough energy capacities, which was of utmost importance for us, as well as the promise of Ventspils Freeport to build an industrial building and rent it to as, plus the Ventspils University College in which electronic and IT engineers are studying. We need engineers with fresh knowledge as well as managers.
Member of the Board of Froli Baltic Margret Fromme-Ruthmann.
ā Margret Fromme-Ruthmann on the city of Ventspils: āYour city is like a pearl by the sea ā it impresses me how very clean and neat everything is here. Every time I come here, I feel like Iām visiting friends.ā
And on the workers: āWhat is commendable is not only the level of education of the local workers, but also the fact that every one of them is ready to receive educational training, to learn, to acquire new skills and, most importantly ā let themselves be taught. The training in collaboration with the German colleagues is taking place both here and in Germany. We are proud of our workers and pleased with how honestly and thoroughly they are doing their jobs. They donāt teach you in school how to work with a polyurethane device. This has to be learnt on the spot, production changes, therefore the workers need new skills and competences.ā