On October 30, 2018, the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine presented the investment potential of the city of Vinnytsia in the “City of Contents” hub. Also guests of the Vinnytsia: Invest & Win event were: Horizon Capital Chief Executive Officer Elena Kosharna, former economist and founder of Proriv.ua Workshop Pavel Sheremeta, Deputy Director of UkraineInvest Ulyana Khromiak, and representatives of Vinnytsya and foreign companies.
The meeting was started by Sergey Morgunov. He noted that economic growth is important for the development of the city. It is thanks to this that jobs are created, a certain resource is accumulated, activity increases, construction is revitalized. Therefore, the city team is interested in organizing high-quality support of potential investors and close cooperation with business.
“If we talk about the transparency of doing business in the city, then this year we took the first place in the Regional Doing Business 2018 rating. It is a responsibility for us, because in the course of the year we have taken a series of steps to get up this one. We also have a positive rating of investment attractiveness. As for ratings, they stimulate us to develop. But without dialogue with the business – this can not happen. And I am pleased to see at this meeting the Vinnytsia businessmen who are actively developing their companies “, – says the mayor Sergey Morgunov.
Andrei Gunder, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, said that he had heard a lot about Vinnytsia. And the business values the steps of local authority in creating a comfortable environment.
“The American Chamber of Commerce unites more than 600 companies and partners that invest in Ukraine. About 30% are US companies, the rest are large international investment companies that provide jobs and pay taxes. For 26 years, the American Chamber of Commerce has been monitoring the development of business, which conditions for doing business in Ukraine. And with confidence, I can say that over the past four years, the relationship between business and government is the best dialogue that was for a quarter of a century. We now see that companies are increasingly looking at Ukraine as their investment direction. 83% of companies operating in Ukraine see business growth in 2018 and will continue. I think the investors will continue to work. We hear a lot about Vinnytsa’s positive news, and I think that it will be appreciated by investors, and our task is to inform them that there is a possibility to develop business in Vinnytsia, “Andriy Hunder said.
Participants in the presentation have repeatedly spoken about the trust between business and government, which are being developed, including through an open dialogue on similar events.
You can see the presentation at the link.