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İzmir Development Agency Recognized as the Top Investment Promotion Agency in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for the 5th Time

İzmir Development Agency has been named the "Best Regional Investment Promotion Agency in Eastern Europe and Central Asia" for 5 consecutive years by the Site Selection Magazine, one of the most important publications in the field of foreign direct investment. 

İzmir Development Agency works to achieve the mission of developing and implementing participative tools to boost the local potential with a holistic approach. The Investment Support Office operating within the Agency, which won recognition by Site Selection through its efficient efforts, conducts investment promotion and support activities with the Invest in İzmir (www.investinizmir.com) visual identity.

Within the scope of the "Top Investment Promotion Agencies Award Program", the editors of Site Selection Magazine and nearly 1000 investment experts, evaluate the success of investment and development agencies on a national and international level based on the following criteria, "most professionally responsive to inquiries", "readily available information on timing expectations of permitting and other processes", "best reputation for protecting investor confidentiality" and "reputation for after-care services".

Other international investment promotion agencies on the list are Germany and Portugal in Western Europe, Hungary and Estonia in Western Europe and Central Asia, Singapore and Malaysia in Asia and Pacific, Israel land Bahrain in the Middle East, Morocco and Egypt in Africa, Costa Rica in North and Central America, Chile and Colombia in South America.

And on the list of regional investment promotion agencies İzmir Development Agency is named in are, Berlin for Germany, Wallonia for Belgium in Western Europe; ESBAŞ from Turkey for Eastern Europe and Central Asia; Hong Kong from China and Kuala Lumpur from Malesia in Asia and Pacific; Dubai and Abu Dhabi from United Arab Emirates in the Middle East; Durban and KwaZulu-Natal from Republic of South Africa in Africa; Pacifico from Panama in North Central America and Bogota from Colombia in South America.

Site Selection Magazine defines İzmir as the ‘wind energy capital of Turkey’ and emphasizes on the 4.000 new jobs created in wind energy equipment manufacturing sector on the article naming İzmir Development Agency as the "Top Regional Investment Promotion Agency".

İzmir Development Agency Secretary General Dr. Mehmet Yavuz stated, "Investment promotion is vital for regional development through the transfer of capital and information by attracting domestic and foreign investments to İzmir. Therefore, this award indicates how effective our investment promotion activities are." Dr. Yavuz, emphasized the success of İzmir mentioning that only İzmir Development Agency and the Aegean Free Zone (ESBAŞ) which operates in İzmir made the list

Detailed information about the "Top Investment Promotion Agencies Program" is linked below:

https://siteselection.com/issues/2019/may/top-investment-promotion-agencies-2019.cfm