The Irish in Goleniów

The visit of Irish businessmen was an opportunity to discuss benefits of investing in Goleniów. Participants moved smoothly from a general presentation on the GIP to talks in smaller groups, and smartphones were turned to the calculator mode.

On Tuesday, 16th May, nine Irish businessmen visited Goleniów accompanied
by Jerome Mullen, the honorary consul based in Newry. The Newry Chamber
of Commerce and Trade was represented by Michael McKeown, the chamber president, and Mary Meehan, general director. The group of Irish businessmen included owners and presidents of companies representing such sectors
as marketing, furniture, recycling and ship equipment. The visit was organized
by the Marshal’s Office of the Westpomeranian Region.

Guests were most interested in investment incentives offered in Goleniów. A more detailed discussion focused on exemption from tax on buildings and structures
(in case of investing in excess of EUR 1 m for maximum period of 5 years), income tax exemption due to the operation in the special economic zone (up to 55%
of investment value for small companies), EU funding from the Regional Operational Programme, and instruments available through the County Employment Office.
Still the same day, prospective investors received information about plots available for investment. From June this year, investing in Łozienica will be easier since
the new master plan becomes effective.

Before leaving Goleniów, Irish visitors went to see the Stylepit distribution centre, and there they switched their mobile phones into the camera mode.