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Support for Investors
Our wish is to create the most favorable environment for development of industrial activities in every development stage of a company. Therefore, we build long-term relationships with manufacturers and look for mutually attractive conditions for cooperation. The industrial zone is equipped with a high-quality infrastructure, and thanks to the Freeport of Ventspils, industrial buildings are available for different companies. Therefore, the companies are able to launch their production faster and with a smaller initial capital.
Contact Person Designated by the Municipality ‚Äď Project Coordinator
The city supports all types of industrial/processing activities and forms an environment particularly favorable for investment. For faster solution of practical issues a special project coordinator is designated by the Freeport for each investment project. The coordinator provides all the required information for the newly established companies.
Planning of Urban Infrastructure ‚Äď Adapted for Manufacturers
The industrial zone of the Freeport of Ventspils has basic infrastructure ‚Äď a road network and utilities that reach the boundaries of company lots. The industrial zone and the whole city are equipped with powerful high-quality utilities that can be adjusted to the ideas of manufacturers.
Support for Business Start-Ups ‚Äď Business Incubation
Anyone who starts production in Ventspils receives maximum support from the municipality. The support instruments in the start-up period are various ‚Äď from suitable premises and specialist consultations to the development of a large-scale infrastructure. The long-term municipal aid is attributed to both large already existing and start-up businesses.
Ventspils can be proud of business incubation facilities, as well as the active cooperation between the city, manufacturers and the academic sector. The Business Incubator of the Ventspils High Technology Park (VHTP) is a supporter for business start-ups. In the start-up phase VHTP Business Incubator offers companies to rent modern office facilities under preferential conditions as well as to get any kind of business consultation for the business plan development, export launch and international marketing, and other business issues. Nearly 60 emerging companies of different industries are operating in the VHTP Business Incubator.
Ventspils ‚Äď the Center of Intelligent Technologies
Ventspils has all the conditions for ICT, including the ones necessary for the development of powerful data centers. A modern communication infrastructure provides opportunities to store and process large volumes of data that require the power of high-speed connections.
The municipality and the Freeport of Ventspils in cooperation with several companies has developed a Development Strategy and Action Plan for the Information and Communication Technology Field from 2014 to 2020 in order to promote a particularly favorable environment for the development and operation of ICT companies.
Already now the concentration of ICT in Ventspils has increased significantly and the development continues. The increasing number of local and internationally recognized businesses serves as evidence.
The first step for you to start the implementation of your investment idea is to get in touch with us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Businesses currently in Freeport of Ventspils
Managing Director of Bucher Municipal Niklaus Huser:
‚Äď Thank‚Äôs to the favorable frame conditions from Latvia and special the City of Ventspils with the well developed infrastructure and relatively low production cost, Ventspils wone the production place competition in the eastern countries. Our Bucher production Companie in Ventspils is a success story for Bucher and the cooperation with the Freeport of Ventspils. After consolidation of the successful production the Management of Bucher made a strategical decision in 2012 to take over land and building from the Freeport of Ventspils for further growing development and expansion of the sweeper business at Ventspils.
Chairman of the Board of HansaMatrix Ventspils IlmńĀrs Osmanis:
‚Äď We started to build the Ventspils Electronics Factory in 2005, and I wondered: ‚ÄúWho would work in the factory?‚ÄĚ 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.