Valmiera awarded as the most business-friendly city in Latvia 


The biggest Latvian entrepreneur association “Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry” (LCCI) presented the "Annual Public Service Awards 2018" recognizing Valmiera as the most business-friendly city in Latvia.


The main goal of the event is to honour the most entrepreneur-friendly municipalities in Latvia by evaluating several aspects: opinion of Latvian entrepreneurs about the support of the municipality for business development in the city or region, self-evaluation of 119 municipalities about the business environment in their cities, the number of registered entrepreneurs in the municipalities as well as Ltd.”Lattelecom” research E-index .

“Local governments have a major impact on the business environment in the region, which is why we want to particularly congratulate those local authorities who are the most business-friendly. Every month we organize various events for the members of the LCCI in the regions, where we invite representatives of cities and city councils to address various issues that are important for the local entrepreneurs,” the president of LCCI Aigars Rostovksis.

“"Annual Public Service Awards" has been presented for the third time this year, which means that the bonds between municipalities and local entrepreneurs are appreciated. Nowadays municipalities have limited opportunities to provide support for entrepreneurship. However, they are already implementing various initiatives to promote entrepreneurship, with a significant amount of investments through the support of EU funds. Business-friendliness is very important also from the aspect of the development of local government territories”, chairman of the Union of Local and Regional Governments of Latvia, Gints Kaminskis.