Kaunas reaches out: Lithuania’s second city makes its FDI pitch


Originally published with the February/March issue of fDi Magazine

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Kaunas ready to take on the world

Kaunas, Lithuania's second city, is using its reputation for technological excellence and its highly educated workforce to attract foreign companies more accustomed to locating in the world's tier-one cities. Natasha Turak looks at how this small Baltic destination is starting to make global waves.

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Kaunas's accidental mayor finds his purpose

After a period of stagnation typified by an abundance of red tape stymieing investment and construction, Kaunas is entering a new age of growth. The city’s mayor, Visvaldas Matijosaitis, explains to Natasha Turak how his private sector experience gave him the edge.

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The brains behind Kaunas's rise

Kaunas has established a reputation as a medical technology and R&D hub for the Baltic region. Its next step, as Natasha Turak discovers, is to ensure that its technological prowess is acknowledged on a global scale.

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Kaunas regional mayor looks to employment benefits

The Kaunas region has a skilled, educated workforce as well as a high entrepreneurship rate. Natasha Turak talks to district municipality mayor Valerijus Makūnas about how investors can benefit from these demographics.

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Going places: Kaunas carves out an aviation and MRO niche

With a history of technical expertise in the aviation and maintenance, repair and overhaul industries, Kaunas has built a niche for itself in this field, aided by its international airport and adjacent free zone, as Natasha Turak finds.

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