I look forward to promoting stronger U.S.-Latvia ties and working with AmCham members to ensure Latvia is a trusted destination for international business.
John Tully, Chairman of the Board of MikroTik
The Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) has developed “Relocation Guide to Latvia”, which features all the basics at a glance of moving to Latvia and everyday living.
“Relocation Guide to Latvia” is a material that helps investors, foreign professionals, and Latvian diaspora navigate through the process of moving to Latvia and integrate into the labor market and local culture and community. The material is available in the section “For Investors – Moving to Latvia”. “Investinlatvia.org” is a website that presents investment opportunities in Latvia. Currently, the country focuses on high value-added industries, such as ICT, GBS, Bioeconomy, Smart cities, Biomedicine and Photonics and Smart Materials; therefore, the guide also targets industry professionals.
“Relocation Guide to Latvia” allows readers to picture themselves what it is like to live in Latvia. It contains insider information, such as fun facts about Latvia, quick links, and high-quality visual materials. A welcoming letter from the President of Latvia Egils Levits is included too, where he emphasizes that Latvia is an internationally engaged and open country with a vibrant economy, innovative start-up community and rich cultural life.
The material serves as a practical resource to those who wish to move to Latvia. Every person who has considered moving to Latvia has their reasons and story behind such a decision.
Zinta Jansons, President of AmCham Latvia: “One of the best decisions I ever made was to move to Latvia. Latvia has become a modern agile nation where opportunities abound. Accessibility is characteristic of all aspects of life in Latvia whether it is a vibrant urban community, rich culture and arts, a family-friendly environment or active business community with a myriad of professional growth opportunities.”
It has three major sections – “Moving to Latvia”, “Employment and Entrepreneurship”, and “Everyday life”. The first section covers visas and residence permits and the practicalities of finding housing and moving in. The second part discloses local labor market peculiarities and the start-up scene in Latvia. The third section gives the feel of what it is like to live in Latvia, covering the basics of the language, culture and sports, and more practical questions, such as healthcare, education and integration.
The “Relocation Guide to Latvia” has been compiled by LIAA in cooperation with our member the strategic communications agency ERDA, the strategic content marketing agency True Six as well as thanks to initiative and suggestions of AmCham Labor Force group members.
AmCham is based on values and behaviors that enable its members to fulfill a common purpose - a sustainable and transparent business environment, and we are truly proud to be a part of this growing community.
Edgars Skvariks, Corporate Public Affairs Manager at Bayer