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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
Chairman and owner of Malmar Sheet Metal Dorsan De Buysscher:
ā Although we visited Liepaja, Jelgava and Riga, Ventspils attracted us more. Not only because it is green and beautiful, but also because educated and motivated people live here. What is more, we found welcoming people in several city authorities, and there was land available for usā¦ But the most important reason is the logistics infrastructure, the ferry traffic to Germany and Sweden, as well as the infrastructure for business start-ups, such as the VHTP Business Incubator. The North Kurzeme Vocational Education Competence Center provides companies with young and educated employees. Also the Ventspils High Technology Park played an important role by helping to obtain European co-financing, which resulted in a new industrial building for our company.
Chairman of the Board of Diana Candles Lars Olesen:
ā One of the reasons for us to choose Ventspils was the special economic zone, which can be found elsewhere in Latvia, too, but an additional argument in favor of the Freeport of Ventspils was the cooperation with and support from the local authorities ā the municipality and the Freeport. Our company employs around 180 people, who do their work very well and with high quality. Ventspils is a beautiful city, which offers a vast range of leisure time activities to choose from ā it can be a concert in the theatre house Sea Gate (JÅ«ras vÄrti) or skiing on the mountain Lembergsā Trilby (Lemberga HÅ«te). The city knows the wishes of people.