Klaipėda city is a county and municipal centre and ranks third in Lithuania in terms of its size. It is the only seaport in Lithuania which is the most northern Baltic seaport and the only year-round ice-free port in the eastern Baltics.
Klaipėda is developing intensively as a port city with a high quality of life as well as an attractive natural environment. It is an industrial, business, educational, scientific, cultural, health, sports, and recreational administrative centre with rich traditions.
The collaboration between the city and the port of Klaipėda is the basis for successful and mutually beneficial development. The port city has favourable conditions for foreign investment as well as initiatives related to new employment opportunities in the fields of modern production and business, especially ones related to the maritime complex.
Klaipeda city provides an industrial cite known as Klaipeda Free Economic Zone with attractive tax incentives. The city has designated and prepared engineering plans for a sufficient number of development sites for future growth.