İZKA becomes a third time winner of the Best Regional Investment Agency title 16 June 2017
İzmir Development Agency was selected "The Best Regional Investment Agency" in Eastern Europe and Central Asia for the third time by the US-based Site Selection Magazine. The Site Selection Magazine is one of the most important publications in the foreign direct investment field.
This month, in the most recent issue of the magazine, which has 48.000 corporate subscribers worldwide, the most successful investment promotion agencies of 2016 were announced. The ranking among investment agencies is made by the editors of the magazine and investment experts. The list is based on criteria such as professionalism of institutions while doing business, providing timely and adequate information to the investors, the trust built up with the investors and the follow up after the investment.
Listed along with İZKA were the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey and Aegean Free Zone among regional institutions. While Ireland's National Investment Agency, IDA Ireland, ranked first in the Western European Region, Hong Kong Investment Agency ranked first as regional agency and South Korean Investment Agency as international agency ranked first in the Asia-Pacific region.
Having received one of the most prestigious awards for foreign direct investments, İZKA has helped realizing 52 foreign investments since the day it was found thanks to its Investment Support Office. These investments contributed to the inflow of about 230 million Euro direct capital flow and 3350 new employments. İzmir Development Agency Deputy Secretary General Sena Gürsoy stated: "The Site Selection Magazine is one of the most prestigious investment publications in the world and is taken as a reference in its field. The Magazine conducts detailed researches and examinations for months while awarding this prize. We are proud to win this award for the third time without making any applications. It is a big honor for our team who works a lot to bring more capital to İzmir and thus create more jobs to be awarded with this title, we feel very proud."
The selection criteria and the ranking can be found on the following link: