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Regional Economic Development and Investment Agency - Kardjali, Bulgaria
About the Agency:
Regional Economic Development and Investment Agency - Kardjali (REDIA), is a Bulgarian non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO)dedicated to the promotion and creation of new private enterprises; and to the assistance and support of owners of small and medium sized businesses in their quest for financial stability, growth, and entry into the world market. REDIA focuses on supporting freedom in business and democracy as decisive conditions for the successful development of the Bulgarian economy.
The future growth of Bulgaria requires transparent processes in business, government and society. REDIA promotes these ideas and foresters mutual understanding between Bulgaria and Rhodope Mountain region, and other countries and regions.
To be effective, a community must have the ability to mobilize and use the resources of its members along with outside resources, to foster individual growth and community development.
To support economic development of the municipality, to assist local government, to contribute to improvement of healthcare service, education, science, culture, sport and tourism.
To assist and support the economic development of East Rhodope region
To work out regional strategies for global and sectors economic development and searching opportunities for their realization
To mobilize and coordinate the activities of regional, national and international institutions for realizing projects and developing initiatives.
To plan, popularize, support, create and co-ordinate projects, that bind the market of manpower with the economic development;
To work out projects for optimum usage of local resources with the aim to stimulate the enterprise in the region.
To undertake and realize initiatives for popularizing the region and attracting national and international investments;
To encourage and support small and medium size private business in the region;
To administrate grant programmes for small and medium size business and the tourism development in all its forms.
To support and stimulate free independent media development
To take initiatives for preservation and restoration the environment;
To collect and publish information in Newsletters, Newspapers, Internet and etc.
Serving as a liaison that strengthens communications between the Municipality and the business community, we will provide vision and strategic planning on economic development issues that will best serve the region as a whole.
Promoting small and medium sized manufacturing, retail, service and agribusinesses in the region;
Establishing links for national and international business ventures
foreign investment/partnership alliances
avenues for product sales
market research for potential investors
Comprehensive assistance available in developing and successfully maintaining a new business or making an existing business operate more efficiently
funding/financial opportunities/credit lines and presenting credit institutions and their programmes
organizational and human resource management
employee training and requlification
economic and tax legislation consultations
assistance with conferences; seminars; presentations of firms
Supporting business organizations in the region and creating Trade unions;
Opening Business - information Centers in all municipalities of the region;
Providing office support systems for business use
internet services, e-mail
computer and printer facilities
preparation and formulation of business correspondence
Comprehensive technical, legal and marketing research support services by referral
Coordinating local and regional development projects
Developing communication methods that result in a well informed business community
Working with others to support and develop tourism in the region
Linking businesses with economic and technical assistance programs
Regional Economic Development and Investment Agency (REDIA)
23 "Trakia" Blvd., Block "Nov jivot", Entrance B, Floor 1,
6600 Kardjali, BULGARIA
Tel.: +359 361 / 383 85; +359 799 62 427
Fax: +359 361 / 227 21
Mrs Anita TAGAROVA, Executive Director
Members of the Agency:
Level of Organizational Activity:
Board of Directors:
Mr. Ilko Vakarelov - Chairman of the board; Executive Director of the Balkan Forum Civil Association, Chairman of the Ethno-cultural Interaction Network - Bulgaria.
Mrs. Margarita Karamihova, Ph.D. - Assoc. Prof. in Sofia University "St Kliment Ohridski"; Program officer in Open Society Foundation - Sofia
Mr. Svetoslav Naumov - Program Co-ordinator in Democracy Network Program, USAID
Mr. Roumen Genov - President of "Stimel" Ltd.; Member of the Management Board of the "Bulgarian - Turkish Business Association"
Mrs. Anita Tagarova - Executive Director