Invest in Slovenia

Why invest in Slovenia?

  • Skilled and qualified labour force
  • Excellent geographical location and infrastructure
  • Efficiency of production
  • Efficiency of services
  • Access to South Eastern European markets
  • Cultural and language connections with the Balkans

 

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Slovenia boasts an infrastructure for inland transport of goods, a modern port infrastructure, a reliable electricity and gas supply and dependable internet connections – most foreign investors are attracted by Slovenia’s strategic position in the heart of Europe, it’s excellent transport and ITC infrastructure, its value chains, industry clusters and R&D centers. Slovenia’s location also makes it easy to access other markets of SE Europe.

Slovenia’s workforce is highly qualified and skilled and its costs are low in comparison to western European countries.

Slovenia is also an important R & D player in the region, with 2% GDP allocated to R&D (75% by business sector). The government also offers a 100% tax deduction on expenses connected to R&D.

Corporate tax rate 19%
Transparency International corruption ranking 37th place (2017)
Annual average total labour costs per employee 22,820.00 GBP (25,000 EUR)
Language skills (% of population) 59% English
61% Serbian/Croatian
42% German
Global Creativity Index 16th place (2017)

 

Main competitive advantages

  • Two steps to register a firm at no cost
  • Corporate tax rate at 19%
  • Competitive electricity prices (3/4 of EU avg.) 5th lowest
  • Strong Innovator (European Innovation Scoreboard 2017)
  • 50th place on Logistics Performance Index (out of 160, 2016, WB)
  • Technological readiness (35th out of 137, WEF)

 

Slovenia is in the process of privatization of its remaining state owned companies and thus offers plenty of opportunities for investment. Failed investments were transferred to the Bank Assets Management Company in 2013 and ever since the BAMC (DUTB in Slovenian) is successfully improving the stability of the financial sector in Slovenia, and it also facilitates and encourages sustainable corporate restructuring.

The real-estate market in Slovenia is blooming; there is great demand for new construction. Also every 10th Slovenian is in the process, or is planning to start, the renovation of his/her apartment or house.

Check the investment opportunities here

 

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