City – 60.4 km2
    Areas of  SEZ – 3739 ha
    Industrial areas – 1200 ha
    Inhabitants in the city – 75 000
    Inhabitants in the region – 27 000

Distance to:

    Rīga – 223 km
    Lithuanian border – 50 km
    Estonian border – 330 km
    Russian border – 510 km
    Moscow – 1080 km
    Stockholm – 360 km
    Rotterdam – 1700 km

Main road/railway intersections:


    Liepāja – Riga (A9)
    Liepāja – Klaipeda (Lithuania) (A11)


    Liepāja – Jelgava – Riga
    Liepāja – Jelgava – Jekabpils – Rezekne – Moscow (Russia)

Largest foreign enterprises operating in Liepāja:

  • Laskana Ltd. (Latvian – Swedish joint venture) is a timber port, which offers  wholesale trade of pulpwood, firewood and bio fuel and employs more than 80 people;

  • Baltic Transshipment Center Ltd. (Denmark) is selling fertilizers and seeds for agriculture and provide stevedore services in the port of Liepāja and employs 40 people;

  • AE Partner Ltd. (Denmark) produces control, automation and power distribution panels and employs more than 65 people.

Largest Latvian enterprises operating in Liepāja:

  • JSC UPB is a construction and building material manufacturing company, which employs more than 500 people.

  • JSC Liepājas osta LM is engaged in stevedore services and employs more than 260 people.

  • Lauma Lingerie Ltd produces high-quality lingerie.

Labour skills and education:
Liepāja is home to 37 000 economically active residents with renowned specialists in various fields. Historically Liepāja has well-developed metalworking and textile industries. Manufacturing sector employs 23% of all workers. Higher and professional education institutions prepare skilled employees in the following professions: electricians, electrical, motor and automation engineers, welders, production equipment operators, woodworking equipment operators, accountants, business management specialists, environmental specialists and more.

Incentives and developments:
Liepāja’s ice-free port is the third largest port in Latvia and offers Special Economic Zone tax allowances. Municipality is dedicated to support entrepreneurship in Liepāja by developing infrastructure for industrial areas and providing professional advice at every step of project implementation.

Places for conferences and seminars
Liepāja - a smart choice for conferences, seminars and coporate events. A city that combines global scope with benefits of small town. Event venues in Liepāja (.pdf)

Municipality can offer:

  • Special Economic Zone / Free port;
  • Developed industrial areas;
  • Professional workforce;
  • Tax allowances.

    Contact information:
    Mārtiņš Ābols
    Head of Development Department
    Liepāja City Council
    Phone: +371 63404755