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Investor profile of Grodno Oblast

The smallest Oblast in Belarus, Grodno lies in the west of Belarus with a population of 1.1 million people. The region is dominated by the chemical industry with firms like Grodno Azot (fertilisers), Khimvolokno (chemical fibres) and Lakokraska (paint and varnish) vital to the economy.

More than a third of the region’s output is produced by food and machine-building industries, and it has a highly developed agricultural sector, including milk and meat stock-breeding, pig-breeding, potato growing and flax cultivation in the east and sugar-beet growing in the west.

GrodnoInvest Free Economic Zone

Created in 2002 to attract investment, employment and high-technology industry to the city of Grodno, in western Belarus.

  • Offers an excellent export gateway to the European Union, with the Polish border just 15km away
  • 49 companies employing over 10,700 people, in light industry, building materials, chemicals, petrochemicals, food processing, printing, transport and communications
  • Nearly three quarters of the businesses in the FEZ are partially or wholly foreign-owned, with investment from 17 countries, including Canada, France, Great Britain and the USA
  • Has attracted US $148 million of investment, including US $59.7 million from foreign sources. 
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