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İzmir, the second largest commercial center of Turkey, offers the investors a wide range of production opportunities; combines rich natural resources with quality life standards; and promises economic and social competitive advantage.

Favorable Location and Good Connectivity

İzmir is a major port city with 4 main ports and 12 private docks that utilizes its logistic advantages for access to foreign and domestic markets.

Strategic Location and Natural Link: At the center of a population 1.5 billion; $25 trillion GDP; $8 trillion trade


The distances will be shorter to the finance and other manufacturing centers with the new infrastructure projects, İzmir-İstanbul highway and İzmir-Ankara speed train projects

İzmir Adnan Menderes Havalimanı (Airport), with its capacity of 25 million passengers and direct flights from 36 countries and 86 cities offer strong transport connections

Çandarlı (North Aegean) Port will become one of the 10 largest ports in the world when it’s completed

Sustainable Growth

İzmir was named the 2nd fastest growing metropolitan economy in the world according to the Global Metro report by the US based Brookings institute (2014)

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Young and Dynamic Workforce

Having a population 42% of which is under 30, İzmir promises a dynamic workforce.

With it's 8 universities, 75 faculties, 110 thousand student and 20 thousand graduates annually, İzmir provides a significant workforce.

With it's 130 Research and Implementation Centers within Universities, İzmir supports the studies of the private sector and industry.

With it's 267 vocational and technical high schools and 125 thousand students, İzmir offers a qualified workforce with sectorial knowledge.

High Living Standards
Attractive Environment for the Labor Pool

İzmir performs above average in many measures of well-being, including favorable climate, various and continuous social events and connections, work-life balance, magnificent history and delicious cuisine

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International Companies Already in İzmir

Best location choice for foreign direct investments with a total number of 2.235 companies and annual 140 new investments

Significant Foreign Trade Volume

İzmir is a natural distribution center with $17.1 billion foreign trade volume and more than 4.500 export companies

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World Class Investment Areas with Ready Infrastructure and Tax Advantages

Different alternative areas with different advantages and incentives: 13 Organized Industrial Zones, 2 Free Zones and 4 Technoparks.