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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 – 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 – Adapted for Manufacturers
The industrial zone of the Freeport of Ventspils has basic infrastructure – 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 – Business Incubation
Anyone who starts production in Ventspils receives maximum support from the municipality. The support instruments in the start-up period are various – 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 – 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 of the Board of Diana Candles Lars Olesen:
– 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 – 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 – it can be a concert in the theatre house Sea Gate (Jūras vārti) or skiing on the mountain Lembergs’ Trilby (Lemberga Hūte). The city knows the wishes of people.
Member of the Board and manager of EUROLCDS Ilmārs Osmanis:
– 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.