Serbia is currently negotiating with foreign companies about 54 investment projects, worth around EUR 2.5 billion, which should create close to 29,000 new jobs – says the president of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Marko Cadez.
Cadez has also mentioned an investment by a high-tech company which would produce parts for electric cars in Banat County, Vojvodina, and employ over 1,000 people, whereas another project, also by a big German corporation, would create several thousand jobs in Central Serbia.
He pointed out that Serbia had attracted nearly EUR 2.6 billion worth of foreign direct investments, more than all the countries of the region combined.
“Above all, this amount shows that Serbia is a good, safe and profitable place to invest in which is corroborated by last year’s investment results and the announcements of big new foreign investments”, Cadez added.
He also reminded that Germany’s Continental had opened its research and development centre in Novi Sad and the Austrian company Zumtobel would complete the construction of its lighting factory in Nis by mid-2018.
“In addition to Microsoft, which is expanding its activities here, the American company NCR will also establish its development centre in Serbia”, Cadez announced.
Asked about the destiny of Agrokor’s companies in Serbia, Cadez said that he had received a confirmation that the sale of the Mercator shopping centre in Belgrade had been completed.
“Our business people are interested in purchasing Agrokor’s companies both in Serbia and Croatia”, Cadez said.