Commemorating the hundredth anniversary of historically significant Latgale Congress of 1917, on May 5 and 6 Latgale Centenary Congress and 4th World Gathering of Latgalians took place in Rēzekne. Representatives of Rēzekne SEZ enterprises and Rēzekne SEZ Authority also participated in the Congress, discussing the economic growth and development of entrepreneurship in Latgale region.
On March 20, 2017 in Award Ceremony of the Largest Tax payers organized by State Revenue Service of Latvia Rēzekne SEZ enterprise “Energy Resources CHP” RSEZ SIA and its Chairman of the Board Roman Vdovychenko received the award as the largest tax payer of 2016 in Latgale planning region in group of small tax payers.
While implementing Rēzekne SEZ Entrepreneurship Support Fund project “RSEZ business start-up and support program for increasing the competitiveness on international level”, on March 22nd and 24th Rēzekne SEZ Authority organized a seminar for Rēzekne SEZ enterprises “Promotion of enterprises in the market by the use of instruments of marketing and selling”.
On March 19 in the Embassy of Latgale “GORS” Rēzekne Municipality Council granted awards to the winners of the competition “Entrepreneur of Rēzekne Municipality 2017”, which alongside other enterprises were granted to Rēzekne SEZ enterprises RSEZ SIA “IRBIS Technology” and “VEREMS” RSEZ SIA.
Upon invitation of World Free Zones Organization, on March 15 – 17 representatives of Rēzekne SEZ Authority participated in the conference “Free Zones and Industrial Parks of the Future” in Belgrade (Serbia) with a presentation “Rēzekne SEZ – advantages and investment perspectives”, popularizing business environment in Rēzekne and in Latvia.
Company RSEZ SIA “LATSTAB” works with the status of Rēzekne SEZ enterprise since 2016 and produces a wide range of steel articles for various spheres related to civil engineering, including, road construction, construction, telecommunication and railroad industries. Currently enterprise steadily continues to grow, increasing its turnover and number of employees as well as export geography.
Encouraging new entrepreneurs to start their business and use the available state support, on February 9th the representatives of Rēzekne SEZ participated in Fair of Business Starters organized by ALTUM, which took place in Centre of Creative Services of Eastern Latvia “Zeimuļs”. The aim of the event was to inform new entrepreneurs on the support available – consultations, services and financial assistance.
Acquiring the experience of Rēzekne Special Economic Zone Authority in administration of state aid, on January 26th delegation of Latvian School of Public Administration visited Rēzekne SEZ. In scope of the visit representatives of the delegation were introduced to the basic principles of functioning of special economic zones and freeports in, as well as to the work of Rēzekne SEZ Authority and its achievements in the previous years.
In festive event on January 13th LIAA Rēzekne Business Incubator was opened, where hereafter entrepreneurs and authors of business ideas will be able to receive support for starting their business. Rēzekne Business Incubator will also become cooperation partner of Rēzekne SEZ, as both organizations are providing support for the development of entrepreneurship in Rēzekne and Rēzekne Municipality.