urkey’s ESBAS (the Aegean Free Zone) rests at a prime business location: the crossroads of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Nestled into the city of Izmir, Turkey’s third-largest city and No. 1 exporting seaport, ESBAS offers state of the art infrastructure, attractive financial incentives and an exceptional quality of life for western executives and their families.
It’s impossible to overstate ESBAS’ desirability as a logistics hub. With its strategic position and easy access to Europe and Asia, Turkey has long attracted U.S. and European businesses eager to establish a foothold in these regions.
ESBAS attracts more foreign direct investment and employs more workers than any of Turkey’s 19 other Free Zones. With its infrastructure-ready sites and ready-to-use manufacturing facilities, the master-planned industrial park is a site selection hotbed. Recent expansions by powerhouses like Hugo Boss, Delphi Packard, Delphi Diesel, Aero, Mahle, Gates, Cummins, Kale & Pratt Whitney, Safe Spice, Akzo Nobel, PFW-HS, Fokker Elmo and Eldor have swelled the ESBAS’ work force to more than 20,400 workers. The total trade volume since inauguration amounts to $53.6 billion.
Moreover, ESBAS offers the arresting appeal of Izmir, a modern, European-style city renowned for it’s beauty. Much of Izmir was destroyed in Turkey’s fight for liberation in the first half of the 20th century. When the city was subsequently rebuilt, attracting international investment was a central focus. That emphasis is clearly evident in today’s Izmir, a city of palm-lined promenades, avenues and green parks, all set in sweeping curves along the bay. Izmir is known, in fact, as “the Pearl of the Aegean.”
Companies operating in ESBAS enjoy substantial tax advantages and financial incentives: Manufacturing companies are exempt from corporate tax, earnings and revenues can freely be transferred, there are no VAT tax on Turkish goods and services for ESBAS users, no duties or tariffs for goods imported into ESBAS from abroad, imports can remain in ESBAS without time limitations, direct sales are allowed to Turkey, and there are no limits on proportion of capital participation in the zone.
Buildings for lease in the Zone are provided on a turnkey basis, satisfying the most demanding tenant requirements from form height, floor capacity and lighting to heating and ventilation. ESBAS has long stressed corporate security, adding to the comfort and peace of mind for those living and working in the zone. ESBAS is a secure, fenced-in development, staffed by its own industrial security of 32 uniformed officers, who patrol the zone around the clock. Additionally, ESBAS has its own fire department, and customs services at the entry gates.
Naturally, ESBAS offers all the essential business basics, including electricity, water, telecommunications and natural gas to all sites. ESBAS supplies a wide array of supplemental services as well, including loading and unloading, equipment rental, stock control, construction, repair and maintenance, customs brokerage, and port-related services. They’ll even provide assistance with your labor recruitment!
Turkey’s potential accession into the European Union only heightens ESBAS’ attractiveness to Western corporations. With its exceptional amenities, outstanding quality of life and unmatched positioning as a logistics hub, The Aegean Free Zone can expect to remain the regional location of choice for corporate site seekers.
ell City River Port (TCRP) is located in the Center of it All as it is midway between Atlanta and Chicago and surrounded by 5 one million + cities of Louisville, KY (1.2 Hours) and Indianapolis, IN; Cincinnati, OH; Nashville, TN; and St. Louis, MO approximately 3 hour drive over interstate caliber highways less than ½ hr. from TCRP. Besides quality highway access, TCRP is located at mile 727 midway between Louisville and Evansville, IN on the Ohio River and served by the Hoosier Southern Railroad (HOS), a Norfolk Southern Railroad (NS) handling line. TCRP along with its stevedore, New Hope Dock Corporation, treats all shipments large or small as important as it is to you.
Tell City River Port and HOS are operating entities of the Perry County Port Authority (PCPA) which was formed by the Perry County Board of Commissioners in December 1990. The purpose was gaining control of the soon to be abandoned Norfolk Southern (NS) Line from Tell City to Lincoln City, Indiana. The foresight was to preserve the line for future industrial development and logistics provision for the surrounding region.
Tell City River Port is approximately 1 mile of river frontage and 35 acres of property including inside and outside of the Tell City flood wall. Outside and inside storage is available. 3 tenant companies are located at TCRP. The ownership and control of the HOS in essence extends the TCRP the 22 miles to the connection with NS. Along the 22 miles 3 industrial parks and 4 industrial sidings are served. Sidings exist within Tell City, north of Tell City, Evanston and Lamar. Industrial parks being served are Perry County Riverview with Waupaca Foundry Inc., Plant #5; Tell City Industrial Park at Troy with Consolidated Recycling and American Colloid; and Santa Claus Industrial Park with Kimball International. The HOS 286,000 pound rating can handle your largest loads.
Tell City River Port located in the Center of it All serving your 1 day or less hauling or link to the Norfolk Southern Railroad system needs. No matter how large or small your cargo is important to us.
ocated on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, Quonset Business Park is increasingly seen as a key driver of job creation and economic growth. It is home to more than 175 companies, 9,500 jobs, and the Port of Davisville — one of the top ten auto-importers in North America. Since 2005, more than 3,500 jobs have been created at Quonset. So why are so many businesses wanting to call Quonset home?
Those are just a few of the top reasons why companies are coming to Quonset. To learn more, check out www.Quonset.com.