Every 20th employee in Klaipeda worked in FEZ in 2016
In 2016 there were 119 companies operating in the Klaipeda free economic zone (Klaipeda FEZ) employing more than 4,000 specialists, of which 2,450 were working in investor-managed companies and 1,500 were employed in service or industry entities operating in the territory of the FEZ and servicing the former. Based on the data of Statistics Lithuania, this means that the FEZ provided jobs to every 20th working-age resident of Klaipeda, or every 40th resident of the Klaipeda region.
Klaipėda FEZ: the most significant free economic zone for its city in Lithuania
By the end of 2015, Klaipėda Free Economic Zone accumulated EUR 493 million of foreign direct investment (FDI). This accounts for 57% of the total FDI of Klaipėda City Municipality. In the significance of the free economic zone to its city in terms of the FDI portfolio, Klaipėda is ahead of all the other Lithuanian free economic zones.
Purchases by Klaipėda FEZ companies exceeded EUR 200 million in Lithuania
In 2016, investors operating in Klaipėda Free Economic Zone (FEZ) purchased goods and services for EUR 200,5 million from Lithuanian suppliers, 1,9% more than a year ago. Last year was the first time when purchases by FEZ companies in Lithuania exceeded EUR 200 million.
CityBee car and bicycle sharing scheme expanded into Klaipėda FEZ
Five CityBee bicycle pick-up & drop-off points were launched in Klaipėda FEZ, and the CityBee car sharing scheme’s operating area has been expanded into the free economic zone. These steps have further deepened FEZ integration into Klaipėda city and its infrastructure.
Klaipeda FEZ oriented technology solutions were developed at Hacker Games
On 22-24th of September, the 9th Hacker Games took place at Klaipeda Science and Technology Park. After 48 hours of non-stop work from around 120 attendees, 23 projects were pitched.
Klaipėda FEZ recognized with fDi Intelligence‘s first ever Quick Launch Award
Klaipėda’s Free Economic Zone (FEZ) secured five awards, including one for Quick Launch opportunities, at the Global Free Zones of the Year 2017 rankings published by Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence service annually since 2010. Klaipėda FEZ has been also recognized for its specialism in the plastics industry, contribution to the national economy, energy efficiency and expansion of its investors.