Dnipropetrovsk region presents its potential to the world countries diplomats and trade missions

On May 23, 2018, presentation of Dnipropetrovsk region economic, investment, cultural and educational potential took place in the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Ambassadors of 84 world countries, more than 30 international organizations and companies were invited to the event in Kyiv.

The main goal of the event was a transparent and open position of the authorities in their relations with investors, which will ensure the security of business in our territory.

Dnipropetrovsk region is an industrial and business center of Ukraine. This is confirmed by economic indicators, but it is also 9% of the economically active population of the country living in the region and form 11% of Ukraine’s GDP; 15% of industrial production and 11.7% of the agricultural sector.

“We do our best, which can help business to simplify the business environment. We have established investment agencies in our region. These people directly contact with investors, in case of any problems, immediately make efforts to solve them. They can also provide ready-made investment projects, and prepare the necessary information upon request for a new project,” – Glib Prygunov, Chairman of the Regional council said.

In addition, we should note the main areas that we consider the most pleasant for investment:

  • IT – our companies are worthy competing in the global market;
  • Agriculture – high-technology processing, high income;
  • Alternative energy – there is a great potential for development and government assistance in the form of a “green tariff”;
  • Industry – the region with the greatest development dynamics;
  • Education – for countries in Asia, Africa, South America.

The main investment trends were told by Valentyna Zatyshniak, Director of DIA:

“FDI of the region reflects, as a whole all-Ukrainian trends. By the beginning of the conflict in the East of Ukraine, the share of Dnipropetrovsk region was 20% out of the total Ukrainian one. Now we reach a stable figure of almost 10% and occupy the second place after the capital. Last year FDI came from 23 countries. As for Ukraine and for Dnipropetrovsk region, the main investors are Cyprus, the Netherlands and Germany. A third of German investments from the all-Ukrainian volume falls on our region”.

The benefits of doing business in the region were told not only by the government officials, but also by businessmen who are working in the region.

“Our company has been operating in Dnipropetrovsk region for more than 10 years, and now we are also planning to expand production – to open a new dry mix shop. Dnipropetrovsk region has an advantageous geographical position, here is the source of manpower. And not least importantly is the support of the Dnipropetrovsk Investment Agency, in solving administrative issues,” –  Volodymyr Pipa, Director of  “Caparol Dnipro” plant, said.

The holding of such an international business event marked the beginning of Ukrainian regions investment potential presentations.