A group of international investment consultants, on a working visit to Georgia as part of USAID’s Economic Security Program, pledged to promote the country as the “best place in the world” to invest and showcasing the “procedures easiest way” to start a business.
Guest professionals are welcomed by Business Georgia – a state initiative to promote entrepreneurship – with the aim of establishing the country’s investment potential.
Sean Goforth, one of the 13 consultants, said he was “impressed” with Georgia. Praising the country’s “high quality of life and proximity to markets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia”, the consultant pledged to inform investors of the “profitable offers” made to them by the Georgian authorities after their return to North America.
I have been in Georgia since last week, and I was extremely impressed with the human talent, the excellent quality of connectivity – high-speed Internet access not only in Tbilisi, but in other parts of the country – and , of course, business-friendly environment,” Goforth said.
International Investment Consultant Sean Goforth said he was “impressed” with Georgia and its investment potential. Photo: Enterprise Georgia.
Introduced to the National Entrepreneurship Success Stories, fellow consultant Jerry Szatan said there were “a number of examples of foreign companies having expanded their businesses in Georgia”, adding that “the ease of starting a business in the country is one of the great advantages”.
During these few days, I had the opportunity to talk with representatives of companies that were founded or moved here, then went to international markets and attracted international investors. Their example proves that it is possible to develop a business in Georgia, which I think is a big plus for your country,” he said, noting that “we would recommend investors to invest in the country “.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday, several other consultants described Georgia as an “ideal gateway between Central Europe and Asia” and “a very attractive place for international investors” with a “favorable business environment”. .
Business Manager Georgia, Mikheil Khidureli said inviting investment consultants to Georgia was “one of the effective ways” to attract investment. Photo: Enterprise Georgia.
In more detail, Enterprise Georgia chief Mikheil Khidureli said the delegation included consultants from the United States, Europe and Asia for meetings with consulting firms, business associations, donors, international organizations and foreign companies operating in Georgia to discuss investment opportunities in the country.
According to international practice, this is one of the most effective ways to attract more foreign investment to the country and to attract specific companies. Thanks to such successful cooperation with international consultants, Georgia is increasingly appearing on the map of large companies and large investors,” Khidureli said.
He also noted that the consultants involved in the familiarization tour were global companies seeking investment locations and facilities around the world.
The consultants, who arrived in Georgia last week, are due to travel to eastern and western regions of Georgia, Kakheti and Kutaisi, where they will meet with representatives of various agencies and organizations, receive information and discuss investment opportunities in a number of industries.