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Viešoji įstaiga Pakruojo verslo informacijos centras

Įmonės kodas 168290365 Ne PVM mokėtojas
Pergalės g. 1, LT-83159, Pakruojis
Tel./faks. (8 421) 61 213 

Verslo vadybininkė atliekanti direktorės funkcijas
Danutė Dominauskienė
Mob. 8 616 10 765 

Business environment

Pakruojis is competitive, distinctive and targeted towards the news economics. It is the area of agriculture, industry and business, which strives for a high quality of work and life. The general precondition for the efficient functioning of the economics of Pakruojis district is small and medium enterprises (SME), development of advanced agriculture and tourism. Establishment of SME and growth of their competitiveness is not only the proper foundation for the economic growth but also one of the most important sources with regard to creation of new jobs.
In 2005 there were 28 677 inhabitants in Pakruojis district, including 16 673 of those of employable age. 20 909 of the inhabitants reside in the country, what comes to 72,91% of all the district inhabitants. Therefore, most of the district inhabitants are involved in agricultural activity. Area of Pakruojis district amounts to 1316 m2.

Industry and business

Mini and small enterprises are dominating wihin the district. In 2005, 432 private enterprises, 9 public limited liability companies, 83 private limited liability companies, 9 cooperative companies, some public institutions, associations and over 80 public organisations carried out their activities in the district. Prevailing types of production in Pakruojis district comprise bread and cake products, beer, meat products, flax, wooden articles, parquet, dolomite metal, dolomite powder, ceramic articles, herbal teas, champignons, etc. The building services sector is rather well developed. AB „Dolomitas“, AB „Klovainiu skalda“, UAB „Roldana“ UAB „Pakruojo parketas“, UAB „Pakruojo keramika“, UAB „Sidvija“ and other regional companies export the largest part of their production. Currently, 14,1 operating companies fall to 1000 of the inhabitants in the district.
While developing a business-friendly environment in Pakruojis district, the Small and Medium Business Support Fund was established in 1998 and the Public Institution Pakruojis Business Information Center in 2002. Every year, the means are allocated from the district budget to interest reimbursement, seminars, technical assistance to entrepreneurs and partial funding of investment projects.

Tourism

One of the strategic development trends in Pakruojis district is the tourism development related to the formation of a new image aimed at inter-district, inter-regional and international cooperation. Pakruojis district has a lot of natural (uncontaminated air, clean water) and cultural resources. There is a lot of cultural heritage in the district, such as 3 urbanistics centers (Linkuva, Rozalimas and Žeimelis), 17 former manor places, 17 windmills, 24 monuments of architecture as well as 36 historical, 126 artistic, 35 archaeological and 8 natural monuments. Pakruojis district is one of the Northern Lithuanian districts included into Žiemgala ethno cultural region. Wide plains change into little hills, small and unique towns, forests as well as Petrašiūnai and Klovainiai dolomite quarries. Even though no natural water reservoirs exist in the district, artificial water reservoirs formed after embankment of the rivers of Kruoja, Mūša, Ežerėlė, Beržtalis and Obelė may be suitable for recreational needs.
In order to implement a purposeful development of tourism sector, the Public Institution Pakruojis Recreation and Tourism Center was established in 2002.

Agriculture

Pakruojis district is the land of agriculture. The district has fertile soil suitable for the development of agriculture and which is a very important condition for the productivity, quality as well as competitiveness of agricultural crops. The general areas of the development among farmers comprise plant-growing and cattle-breeding. In the beginning of 2005, 16 agricultural companies carried their activities and 1460 farms were registered within the district. Striving for the competitiveness the district farmers expand their farms. Foreign capital has been invested into the district agriculture and the land market became more vivid. 

Business environment strengths in Pakruojis district: 

  • Attractive geographical location for the business and tourism development (the district is included into the international Via Hanza highway)
  •  Labour of a relatively low-cost
  •  Low-priced estate property
  • The traditions of mining, wood processing industry, brewers and commercial hunting are being developed
  • Countryside little urbanised, large potential of recreational and natural resources
  • Many buildings which could be adapted for tourism in the district
  • Strong traditions and experience of cultivators and food products
  • There are large plots formed, high fertility of land and the largest part of cultivable land reclaimed
  • Low contamination of soil, which allows to develop ecologic farms and production of natural products

 Business environment strategic possibilities in Pakruojis district:

  •  Development of information and communication service
  • Friendly environment for the development of non-traditional branches of agriculture
  • Application of modern, energy-saving technologies in business and agriculture
  • Possibility to process agricultural products
  • Possibility to develop tourism sector
  • Open niche for rural tourism
  • Open niche for the development of services sector, especially in rural areas






 

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