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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 â€“ 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 â€“ Adapted for Manufacturers
The industrial zone of the Freeport of Ventspils has basic infrastructure â€“ 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 â€“ Business Incubation
Anyone who starts production in Ventspils receives maximum support from the municipality. The support instruments in the start-up period are various â€“ 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 â€“ 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! [email protected]
Businesses currently in Freeport of Ventspils
Chairman and owner of Malmar Sheet Metal Dorsan De Buysscher:
– 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 us… 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.
Member of the Board of Froli Baltic Margret Fromme-Ruthmann.
– Margret Fromme-Ruthmann on the city of Ventspils: “Your city is like a pearl by the sea – it impresses me how very clean and neat everything is here. Every time I come here, I feel like I’m visiting friends.”
And on the workers: “What 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 – 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 don’t 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.”