Valmiera boasts a population of around 25,000. It has plenty of green areas and parks and the longest river of Latvia, Gauja, runs through the city, showcasing its spectacular banks.
The city, which is a regional centre for sports, culture and education, has a buzzing business community, providing great career prospects and exciting lifestyle for those deciding to settle down in Valmiera.
VIBRANT BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Financial Times newspaper fDi Intelligence has placed Valmiera in the TOP 3 Micro European Cities of the Future
120 foreign capital companies with a total turnover of €133.1 million are registered in Valmiera
The number of workplaces in Valmiera exceeds its population
The city boasts its own Business Incubator
LOCAL BUSINESS SUCCESS
JSC “Valmiera Glass”: produced a membrane for roof constructions in Heathrow Airport and roof of a football stadium in Turkey
Ltd. “Valpro”: jerry can design used for bags in spring/summer cruise collection 2015 fashion show of Chanel. One of the largest can producer for NATO army
Ltd. „Wunderkraut”: Web services provider consults, designs, maintains, trains, supports solutions on Drupal. Created web page for MTV channel
The city is large enough, but leaving the centre is just a 10-minute walk. There is an opportunity to spend a lot of time in nature, there are parks in the city, and it is possible to enjoy
the beautiful nature of Latvia in Valmiera and the surrounding area at any time of the year in Kazu Rapids, near Dzirnavu Lake, on the steep banks of the Gauja River, on the Luca Hill and elsewhere.
Valmiera is a place where many things are available, but at the same time it is not too much. There is an active cultural life, the opportunity to visit theatre and cinema, concerts and balls, not forgetting sports events such as the State President’s Prize in Athletics, games of Valmiera sports clubs that successfully participate in competitions in Latvia and Europe. Everyone can take part in the Valmiera Marathon, enjoy the trail in the trees near the River Gauja steep banks, hire boats and go on a trip in the Gauja, use cycling routes, etc.
The city has a developed business environment and offers various discounts to students, such as Valmiera Drama Theatre (30% discount on entry ticket), Tinte Bar (20% discount on drinks), Cinema "Gaisma" (€ 0.50 discount on the ticket), the basketball club "Valmiera Glass ViA" games (35% discount for the entry to the game), etc
POPULAR EVENTS IN VALMIERA
- The Valmiera Marathon
- Cycling Marathon Valmiera-Cēsis
- State President’s Prize in Athletics
- Ultramarathon Riga-Valmiera
- Choir and dance group competitions
- City and Flower Festivals
- Art days
- Simjūda Fair and so on.