The development in the city is practiced in accordance to the sustainable development strategy of Valmiera city (2015-2030):
Main values to which all the development in the city is based on are as follows: prosperity, joy of life and nature as a value.
Valmiera – a dynamic, environmentally friendly, excellence, innovation and hospitality driven city where every individual’s development, family well-being and the overall entrepreneurship environment is supported.
Vision – Valmiera in 2030
Average resident of the city is well-educated, active, lives healthy and environmentally friendly life-style; is self-confident and proud of the city and the country where he or she lives in. Employment, accommodation, health care and social services are available. The population has increased. The city is proud of its urban environment, which is family-friendly and safe. The overall well-being of the residents has increased. It is possible to attend competitive and all-round education establishments and acquire good all-level education. The city is recognized by high quality cultural and sports events, as well as varied tourism and active recreation offer. Valmiera is a centre of development of a state significance, which simultaneously enhances development of the whole Vidzeme region. Economic growth, development of competitive entrepreneurship and attraction of investments has been fostered by the favourable preconditions within the city. Valmiera is an industrial, yet a green city with an innovative, environmentally friendly and balanced entrepreneurship and urban environment. The urban environment is qualitative and attractive, which facilitates demand for various tourism services, enhances sense of belongingness and promotes entrepreneurial activity.
Valmiera with its rapid growth as an industrial city, at the same time remaining as one of the greenest cities in Latvia, has proved, that sustainable development is possible if it is based on principles of consistency of interests and partnership. Namely, there is a close cooperation between the local government, enterprises and residents. Furthermore the EU funding is attracted to carry out long-term projects which are necessary for the residents, economy and urban environment.
Projects implemented lately
Reconstruction of Valmiera Pārgauja State Gymnasium
Reconstruction of Valmiera Viestura Secondary school
Dwelling house of various social groups
Pedestrian track and watch terrace
Construction of Māris Štrombergs BMX track “Valmiera”
Construction of Valmiera Western Industrial highway
Co-creation workshop “DARE”
Dormitory for pupils
Reconstruction of Jānis Daliņš Stadium and construction of light athletics hall
Construction of woodchip boiler house
Valmiera Old Town development - Valmiera Palace cultural center
Valmiera Old Town development – Ziloņu Street
Recreational and playground areas
Hybrid buses in the city
Career Development Support Program
To find out more on Business Environment and Investment Opportunities or other information on development of Valmiera, please contact International Relations Coordinator in Valmiera Municipality Mrs. Elīna Rubule by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or through phone: +371 26 636 568.