Macedonian officials present economic visions in La Jolla
by Dave Schwab
Jan 24, 2014 | 595 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Macedonia’s Ambassador to the United States Zoran Jolevski attended a presentation that discussed his country’s investment opportunities at the La Valencia on Jan. 20. 	DAVE SCHWAB
Macedonia’s Ambassador to the United States Zoran Jolevski attended a presentation that discussed his country’s investment opportunities at the La Valencia on Jan. 20. DAVE SCHWAB
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Macedonia’s ambassador to the United States and other dignitaries pitched La Jollans on that nation’s business investment potential at an Ambassadorial Roundtable Jan. 20 at a La Valencia Hotel luncheon.

Ambassador Zoran Jolevski, joined by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Zoran Stavrevski and Minister of Foreign Investments Bill Pavleski, discussed the southeastern European nation’s economic possibilities.

“We are in San Diego presenting Macedonia as a good investment opportunity for businessmen who want to expand their business, or move part of their business to Macedonia,” said Stavrevski following the round-table.

Noting Macedonia is stable both politically and economically and has “negotiated trade agreements with other European countries,” Stavrevski said, “Our message is that it’s a global world where investors need to take a look at their possibilities — and Macedonia is someplace that offers a very attractive package with our low costs.”

Asked what types of businesses his country was looking to draw, Stavrevski said, “High technology and manufacturing are our preference. Business outsourcing is another possibility, as we have a lot of young people who speak English.”

Macedonia is one of several nations once part of Yugoslavia that became independent a couple of years after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. It’s bordered on the south by Greece, on the west by Albania, on the east by Bulgaria and on the north by Serbia and Kosovo.

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