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TURKISH MARKET SIZE
69,4 Billion TL
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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

20,5 Billion TL

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HARDWARE

10,6 Billion TL

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SOFTWARE

6,3 Billion TL

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SERVICE

3,6 Billion TL

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COMMUNICATON TECHNOLOGIES

48,9 Billion TL

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HARDWARE

13,4 Billion TL

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SOFTWARE

35,5 Billion TL

Total
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EXPORT AMOUNT

20,5 Billion TL

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EMPLOYMENT

103k

İzmir has a Strong Ecosystem of Companies in the ICT Sector.
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İzmir hosts 2.025 companies in the sector. Thus, İzmir embodies the 6.3% of the ICT companies in Turkey.

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8.815 people are employed by the ICT companies in İzmir. The annual turnover of these companies is approximately 500 million euros

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The 29% of the total employees working in call centers in Turkey are employed in İzmir

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730 of the ICT firms operating in İzmir are software producing companies

 
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Both a Tranquil and a Dynamic City: The Ideal Combination to Live and Work in!

The lifestyle in İzmir is suitable for developing software as well as increasing creativity and productivity, which moves the city one step ahead of its competitors. Nearly 4 million people live in İzmir and almost the half of the population is under 30.

Opportunity to Employ a Skilled Workforce with Lower Wages
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The city with the lowest cost of living among the three metropolitans in Turkey

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20% less labor cost compared to the largest city of Turkey

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It's a university city with nearly 160.000 annual university students and nearly 20.000 graduates 2.000 of which are from the engineering department

İzmir is on its Way to Becoming a Mature Cluster of Information Thanks to the Increasing Number of its Technoparks

A company in a Technopark is exempt from;

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 Corporation income tax

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Any tax on the personnel costs

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VAT related to the sales of the produced software

Incentives and Supports

The businesses outside of the technoparks whilst having over 15 R&D or design employees are accepted as R&D / Design Centers and can benefit from numerous tax incentives.

 

R&D Center Incentives

Besides the tax incentives, there are also many grant programs that the IT companies investing in İzmir can benefit from. Significant incentives are provided by TÜBİTAK for IT R&D projects and the export of the IT products by the Ministry of Economy.

Employment Grants