Among the TOP 3 small European cities with best FDI strategy and cost-effectiveness according to fDi intelligence.
One of the best nearshoring destinations with a well-organized cluster of leading manufactures and a booming IT&BPO center.
Strategically located as an intersection point of three Pan European Corridors linking Europe with Asia.
Plovdiv is among the most preferred nearshoring destinations in Southeastern Europe in both the manufacturing and service sectors, which has significantly transformed its local economy structure.
€4.9 billion/year (GDP)
€900 million/year (CapEx)
Due to the business-friendly environment, manufacturers in the city and the region expand their production capacities and/or open new factories almost every year.
Plovdiv is among the most preferred nearshoring destinations in Southeast Europe in both manufacturing and services sectors, which has significantly transformed its local economy structure.
Industrial leader and booming technology center
The region is home to some of the best developed industrial zones in Southeast Europe, which alongside its strategic location and excellent connectivity, have transformed Plovdiv into a leading manufacturing, logistics and transport center.
In addition to its leading role in the Automotive and Mechatronics sectors, which amount to 25% of the added value of the same for the country, Plovdiv has also experienced a dynamic expansion in the IT&BPO sector.
This is the fastest growing sector in the local economy with over 8 500 employees and potential to increase with 5000 more in the next 3 to 5 years.
A well-developed network of school and higher education institutions aids the development of the local economy by producing highly skilled engineers, technicians, electricians, as well as bi- and multilingual talent in sectors such as IT, finance, accounting, legal studies, etc.
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