We develop and implement participative tools to mobilize the local potential with a holistic approach for the sustainable development of İzmir.
Established with a decree of the Council of Ministers in 2006 as one of the two pilot agencies in Turkey, Izmir Development Agency conducts pioneering activities for the sustainable development of Izmir. Aiming to mobilize the local potential based on the principle of participation, Izmir Development Agency prepares Izmir-based regional plans within the framework of national development targets and provides financial and technical support to projects developed to accomplish the main objectives and priorities identified in these plans.
İZKA aims to transform the city into an attraction center by promoting the unique investment environment in İzmir and the business opportunities it offers as a port city to domestic and foreign investors. It aims to position İzmir as a globally recognized destination with its city marketing efforts. İzmir Development Agency, which conducts its activities with an innovative, objective and solution-oriented approach, pursues for a dynamic İzmir that makes the most efficient use of its resources through efforts to achieve social, economic and cultural development.
İzmir Development Agency operates within the coordination of the Ministry of Industry and Technology and the Executive Board is the decision-making body of the Agency. The Board is chaired by the Governor of Izmir and it consists of the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Izmir Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board, CEO of the Aegean Region Chamber of Industry and other three members elected by the Development Council.
The Governor of İzmir - İZKA Chairman of the Board
Mustafa Tunç SOYER
The Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality - Deputy Chairman of IZKA
The Chairman of Izmir Chamber of Commerce
Aegean Region Chamber of Industry Chairman of the Board
The Chairman of Izmir Chamber of Tradesmen and Craftsmen
The Vice Chairman of Izmir Commodity Exchange
The Chairman of the İzmir Branch of Turkish
Dr. Mehmet YAVUZSecretary General of Izmir Development Agency
Dr. Mehmet YAVUZ was born in 1984 in İzmir. Upon completing his primary and secondary education in Izmir, he graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, department of Political Science and Public Administration 2002. In 2007, he started working as an Assistant Planning Expert at the Undersecretariat of the State Planning Organization. Following his duty as an assistant he was appointed as a Planning Expert in 2012.
H.İ. Murat ÇelikInvestment Support Office Coordinator
Dr. Saygın Can OğuzHead of Planning, Programming and Coordination Unit
Ekrem AyalpHead of Program Management Unit
Sinem Özdemir DurmuşlarHead of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit
Çağdaş GüneşHead of Publicity and Foreign Relations Unit
Korhan MangırHead of Corporate Management Unit
Eastern Europe's Best Investment Agency
İzmir Development Agency Recognized as the Top Investment Promotion Agency in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for the 5th TimeVIEW →
İZKA is Among the Most Successful Institutions that Promote Entrepreneurship
İzmir Development Agency ranked second in the "Supporting the development of green markets and resource efficiency" in the 2016 European Enterprise Promotion Awards.VIEW →
City Awards Turkey 2017
The Living Cities Platform organized the City Awards 2017 award ceremony in cooperation with Dokuz Eylül University...VIEW →
Our main goal is to become a pioneering actor for the sustainable development of İzmir. Two main notions stand out in this definition. First one is DEVELOPMENT, which is our main goal, and the second one is İZMİR, our region of authority.
The logo is a modern interpretation of the İzmir Clock Tower. It is comprised of 7 vertical lines which represent the 7 core values of our agency and development. The logo highlights our vision to become the symbol for development by incorporating the notion of development with the history of İzmir.
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