• Bulgaria is a member of the European Union, NATO and WTO
  • Stability of the currency supported by the currency board
  • Well educated work force, highly skilled and multilingual
  • Most attractive taxation rates in EU – 10% corporate and personal income tax
  • Strategic location as a logistics hub 
    • Five Pan-European corridors ( IV, VII, VII, XI, X) pass through the country
    • Four major airports: Sofia, Plovdiv, Burgas and Varna ; Two main seaports: Varna and Burgas; Numerous ports at the Danube River
  • Direct access to key markets with big potential – EU, Turkey and Middle East, North Africa market


  • Prime location with good transport links
  • Skilled labor force in the region thanks to numerous high schools with technical and technological specialization and two unverstities in the city – Medical University Pleven and the Aviation Academy in the town of Dolna Mitropolia
  • Competitive labor costs
  • High relative share of working age population – 65%
  • Mobility of labor force from neighboring towns and villages within the Pleven municipality
  • Geographical center of North Bulgaria
  • Competitive costs of utilities
  • Competitive costs of living in Pleven – education, medical care, transport and housing