Razvojna Agencija Srbije (RAS) (Development Agency of Serbia)
Development Agency of Serbia (RAS), as government organization, is dedicated to building a strong, sustainable and modern economy in the Republic of Serbia, by promoting investment potentials, as well as giving support to export and fostering the competitiveness of the market. Their vision is Serbia to become a technologically updated, modern industrial and business hub of Europe and the rest of the world.
By giving wide range of services, such as diverse consultancies, benefits and incentives, support for several important SMEs projects, along with prioritizing investments in high technology and those which involve Research and Development processes, their idea is to create well-connected and sustainable system of great international and domestic companies established in Serbia, local suppliers which are able to become part of the worlds` suppliers chains and constantly growing export levels.
They are taking progressive steps for a few years now, and by doing that we hold 1st place as the top investment destination country in the world, measured by the estimated number of jobs relative to the size of the population.
Also, they are leaders in Western Balkans and CEE region when it comes to the greenfield investment projects, where from 147 greenfield projects attracted in the WB region 105 are based in Serbia.
Reported by UNCTAD "World Investment Report 2019" FDI inflow in 2018 in Serbia was an impressive amount of 3.5 billion euros, and just over the first 6 months of 2019, they attracted 1.9 billion euros FDI.
Good infrastructure and logistics, competitive operating costs, high-quality labor and a notable number of technical universities, fast implementation of projects, custom free access to 1.3 billion costumers, and political as well as the economic stability, is something that sets Serbia apart from everyone else in this part of Europe.
Their vision is keeping up with the world when it comes to industry trends, technological development, research, and inventions; creating a successful economy and good life quality for all their citizens; bring world to Serbia, and Serbia to the world.
Development Agency of Serbia (RAS) is a government organization offering a wide range of services including support to direct investments, competitiveness and export promotion, leading the implementation of projects aiming to improve Serbia’s attractiveness and reputation and increase economic and regional development.
With a unique set of support programs tailored for micro, small and medium enterprises, and entrepreneurs, as well as domestic and foreign investors seeking to set up or expand their business in Serbia, RAS strives to raise Serbia`s position in the region and globally.
Created as a one-stop-shop, RAS acts as a reliable partner for both domestic and international companies with a single goal of building a strong and sustainable economy and increasing the quality of life for the people in Serbia.
For all parts of Serbia to develop evenly, RAS has 16 accredited regional development agencies (АRРA) in its network, as follows: in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Subotica, Zrenjanin, Pančevo, Ruma, Požarevac, Loznica, Kragujevac, Zaječar, Užice, Kraljevo, Kruševac, Niš, Novi Pazar, Leskovac, and RAS is intensively cooperating with them in the implementation of the program.
RAS has achieved significant results according to the data for the last two years. The Republic of Serbia is ranked number 1 globally for the third year in the row, as the country that creates the most FDI jobs per milion inhabitants, according to "IBM Global Location Trends 2019". Furthermore, reported by UNCTAD „World Investment Report 2019“ the country is a leader in Western Balkans and CEE region when it comes to the greenfield investment projects, where from 147 greenfield projects attracted in the WB region 105 are based in Serbia.
Development Agency of Serbia has successfully implemented the Quality Management System to the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2015.See more