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Klaipeda 2030 – ranked among the best city FDI promotion strategies at the emerging Europe awards

07 May 2018

Klaipeda city’s economic development strategy Klaipeda 2030 has been nominated in the City FDI Promotion Strategy of the Year category at this year’s Emerging Europe Awards.

The city of Klaipeda has shown that it understands what economic specialization and effective solutions are needed to achieve its vision  by pivoting the focus of Klaipeda’s 2030 strategy towards what has facilitated economic development in Europe’s fastest growing countries.  Key tasks to achieve the priorities are focusing on attracting international higher education institutions to the city and the creation of faster investment implementation terms.

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The economic development strategy was created, and is to be implemented, by a joint team consisting of specialists from Klaipeda City Municipality, Klaipeda Free Economic Zone, the Port of Klaipeda, Klaipeda University, the Association of Klaipeda’s Industrialists, Klaipeda Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts.

“When we introduced Klaipeda 2030 strategy, we received a lot of positive feedback from business, other cities and central government – as we are the first city to develop this kind of strategy in Lithuania. The fact that the initiative has been recognized abroad also means that we are on the right track,” – says the mayor of Klaipeda Vytautas Grubliauskas.

25.000 new jobs, 2.000 new companies, 1.5 billion EUR flow of FDI, 200 % increase in export, population growth of 40.000, double increase in salary and 400.000 tourists accommodated – that’s the economic ambition of Klaipeda by 2030.

The final winner in the City FDI promotion strategy of the year category will be revealed on June 22 at the Emerging Europe Awards Ceremony. Every year Emerging Europe Awards evaluate the best emerging European projects, initiatives, and share good practices among 23 European countries.

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