The Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) registers over 70 potential foreign investors that could create around 12,000 new jobs and investments in the range of EUR 2 billion, reports daily Hospodarske Noviny.
Head of SARIO’s investment projects section, Lucia Guzlejova, informed the paper that the agency is negotiating with these companies on their potential entry to the Slovak market. Although none of the projects are certain, Guzlejova feels confident that the results will be better than last year at least, which saw 20 investors enter Slovakia and some 2,400 jobs generated.
“German, Dutch and British investors in particular are interested in investments in Slovakia,” said Guzlejova informed that many of the new potential investments circle round the automotive sector, which has become key to the Slovak economy. She also noted that it was German, British and Dutch investors that were showing most interest in the country.