Significant crossroads of transport corridors in Latvia with direct access to international markets with more than 500 million consumers in the EU, Russia and CIS countries.
Significant tax incentives and support to RSEZ enterprises.
Efficient, client and results-oriented RSEZ administration, as well as consultation services to enterprises that perform or plan to perform commercial activity within the territory of RSEZ.
State and municipality support in the implementation of investment projects, consultations on selection of real estate appropriate for entrepreneurship.
High-quality, contemporary and attractive environment for work and recreation in Rēzekne and Rēzekne Municipality.
Responsible and professional labour force in a region with long-standing industrial traditions and access to high-quality higher and vocational education.
RSEZ Authority provides information on the environment of commercial activity and its most essential aspects in Latvia and RSEZ — description of economic situation, tax policy, legislation environment, and other aspects of business environment.
RSEZ Authority provides consultations on starting commercial activity — registration of commercial activity, taxes, duties, costs, obtaining status of RSEZ enterprise, and possibilities of receiving tax incentives in RSEZ.
RSEZ Authority provides consultative support in finding of appropriate immovable property according to the needs of investors; consultations on support programmes; assistance in cooperation with state and municipal institutions.
RSEZ Authority hosts seminars, conferences, presentations for specific target audiences and visits to RSEZ territory for entrepreneurs interested in performing commercial activity within the territory of RSEZ.
In comparison with the special economic zones I had turned to, before making the final decision where to start up a business, RSEZ Authority was very responsive and helpful. The Authority provided a feedback that is important to any entrepreneur. I experienced professional and positive attitude. RSEZ Authority arranged the necessary support for the registration of a company within one day! It is significant that an entrepreneur can expect the Authority's response to any question that is important for the business development. Also the close collaboration between RSEZ Authority and local governments can be appreciated. In addition, the support we received within the framework of a RSEZ Business Support Fund project competition, enabled our company to launch a new business line.
My former experience of doing business in Latvia and other countries proves that there is both the necessity and opportunity to establish a large scale logistics park near the EU border with Russia. Rail connection is an essential part of such an operation and therefore Rēzekne was the best option. Rēzekne's connection by rail and road to all Latvian ports provides excellent onward distribution into the European network. The tax relief opportunities available in Rēzekne Special Economic Zone when making investments played a major role as well.
When the decision to build a wood pellet plant in Latvia was made, the decision to locate that plant in Rēzekne City was made for a number of compelling reasons. Firstly, with Rēzekne being in a special economic zone, this provided good business incentives that will enhance our return on investment. Rēzekne also provided us with a good quantity of readily available labour to employ and train. The location was also situated close to a high volume of forests that supply the plant with the raw material required for production. And finally with a railway line passing through Rēzekne, which could transport the plant's finished product to Latvia's sea ports, the logistics planning is also very good.