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Doing Business in Macedonia

11.14.13 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
The Union Club, 1211 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

The Government of the Republic of Macedonia, in cooperation the with City of Cleveland, Team NEO, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, the International Business Network and the Cleveland Council of World Affairs cordially invites you to a presentation on business and investment opportunities for U.S. companies in the Republic of Macedonia.

The event will bring together leaders of the Greater Cleveland business community and members of the government delegation, including Vladimir Peshevski, Macedonia's deputy prime minister (photo right).

Registration and questions: Contact Dejan Velickov at 312.419.8020 or   


Frank G. Jackson, Mayor, City of Cleveland

Jay P. Foran, Senior Vice President, Team Northeast Ohio

H.E. Zoran Jolevski, Ph.D., Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States

Vladimir Peshevski (keynote speaker), Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Macedonia

Bill Pavleski,  Minister for FDI, Republic of Macedonia

Viktor Mizo, Chief Executive Officer, Macedonian Free Zones Authority

About the Republic of Macedonia

The Republic of Macedonia is strategically positioned for excellent economic relations with Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The current pro-business government has signed free trade agreements with 41 countries, including Turkey and Ukraine, as well as with the EU, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the Central European Free Trade Association (CEFTA)—providing free trade access to 650 million people.

The country enjoys excellent infrastructure, an educated and cost-competitive workforce, attractive government incentives and a 10 percent corporate tax rate, one of the lowest in the world. All these factors make the Republic of Macedonia an ideal manufacturing and service hub for companies looking to supply this part of the world. The World Bank’s 2013 Ease of Doing Business Report included the Republic of Macedonia among the top five reformers worldwide.

Ranked 23rd globally, it is one of the most business-friendly locations in Eastern Europe. U.S. companies that have already established their footprint in the Republic of Macedonia include Johnson Controls, KEMET Electronics, Wabtec, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Alliance-One International.