Description of Liepaja

The harmonious and varied environment creates powerful personalities with influential ideas. Developed business infrastructure and logistics make the city attractive for entrepreneurship.

Municipality support

The municipality is ready to hear about entrepreneurs’ needs and provide options for business development. Solutions for every industry and company stage will be provided.

Entrepreneurial areas

The city has free entrepreneurial areas with available infrastructure, including access roads and utilities.

Special economic zone

Special Economic Zone of Liepaja facilitates a stimulating business environment both for local and foreign investors. Special tax discount policy ensures particularly beneficial conditions and economic benefits for entrepreneurs, for example, 80–100% discount for company income tax and real estate tax, 0% VAT rate.

Transportation routes

Liepaja can be reached by any transportation route –  by land, sea and air. Liepaja has an ice-free port with an access road and regular ferry traffic. The reconstructed Liepaja airport offers a faster and more convenient way to reach Liepaja by regular or charter flights. The railroad and transit roads are particularly convenient for logistics and transit.

Traditional and perspective industries

The city has several traditional industries –  metalworks, textile industry and logistics. Despite their stable positions in the economy of Liepaja, these industries continue to strive for improvement by upgrading their manufacturing capabilities, creating innovations and competitive products. Such industries as creative industry, tourism and resort industry, energetics, information and communication technologies industry develop in Liepaja as well.

Work force

Liepaja work force consists of industry experts, professionals, and young specialists. Entrepreneurs cooperate with higher education and professional education institutions in technical, art, music and healthcare fields to educate professionals in demand by the labour market.

Conference organization

Liepaja is able to hold international conferences, and it offers suitable premises and service for organization of large corporate events, seminars and conferences. The city offers sufficient number of accommodations and catering companies.

Liepaja creates

Liepaja has the largest manufactured and sold industry product volumes outside of Riga. As the director of SIA Lesjofors Springs Girts Ancevskis said: “Liepaja is a city where you cannot not to create”.

Information for entrepreneurs

Mārtiņš Ābols
Head of the Development Department
Liepaja city municipality administration
Phone: (+371) 63 404 755
E-mail: martins.abols@liepaja.lv