Väimela Business Park
#Väimela business park’s business solutions and production are supported by Võrumaa Vocational Education centre’s accomplishments in scientific and information technology, cooperation and potential workforce.
Väimela Business park is logistically very sound, being located next to the Võru–Põlva support road and is 5 kilometres from the town of Võru. The park consists of two municipally owned plots. The infrastructure is waiting to be developed. The industrial park is nearly 26 hectares. According to the detailed plans, 2 production plots and 19 production/business plots have been planned for the region.
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In proximity to the business park is Võrumaa Vocational Education centre’s technical house and laboratory, where students study skills in the field of wood- and metalworking, mechatronics, information technology systems and cleaning services. In addition to this, in the vicinity of the park is one of the biggest manufacturing companies in the county – metal industry company AS Rauameister, where there work over 100 people.
South-East Estonia is a region with sustainable forestry, agriculture, organic food and tourism direction, where competence in the field has accumulated over the years. Investors with green investment ideas and responsible plans for the development of business services in the region are welcome here.
Investment target groups:
- Wood service sector (design and product development centres, training courses, logistics management etc.) and sustainable forestry. The wood industry has a wood competence centre and an ecosystem
- green economy and bioeconomy (bioenergetics)
- food service sector (development of products, marketing, training courses, cooking, post-processing etc.), including organic production and clean food
- remote work centre network
- recreation sector
- transport and logistics sector (electric car network and caravan network)
Advantages of South-East Estonia industrial area development
Border location – South-East Estonia borders the Republic of Latvia to the south and the Russian Federation to the east and is therefore suitable for cross-border business. International transport corridors pass through the region.
Strong wood and furniture production sector and successful food producers and metal workers – South-East Estonia has tens of mid-sized woodworking and furniture production companies. A considerable part of their produce goes to export and it gives the greater part of the manufacturing industry sales revenue. In total there are more than 6000 manufacturing industry employees in the area.
Qualified workforce preparation and support services – there are 3 different vocational training institutions with circa 2000 students (Võrumaa Vocational Education centre, Vocational Education Centre of Valgamaa, Räpina School of Horticulture). Near Võrumaa Vocational Education centre is located the local woodworking and furniture production competence centre named Tsenter. There are county development centres in all county centres that offer support to both starting and operating companies.
Good natural and living environment and strong regional identity – South-East Estonia’s safe living environment with beautiful nature together with all the necessary primary services makes for a good place for newcomers.
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