How Jekabpils can be your business partner?
Demographics & land
Distance to major international cities
Road & railway infrastructure
Largest foreign enterprises operating in Jekabpils
Largest Latvian enterprises operating in Jekabpils
Labour skills and education
Incentives and developments

Demographics & land:

  • City –26 km2
  • Inhabitants in the city – 23 600 (2018)
  • Inhabitants in the region – 20 683

Distance to major international cities:

  • Riga – 145 km
  • Port of Riga – 150 km
  • Port of Ventspils – 330 km
  • Port of Liepaja – 350 km
  • Lithuanian border – 60 km
  • Russian border – 145 km
  • Belarusian border – 160 km
  • Moscow – 730 km
  • Stockholm – 660 km

Road and railway infrastructure:


  • Riga – Jekabpils – Rezekne – Moscow (Russia) (E 22)
  • Riga – Jekabpils – Daugavpils - Vitebsk (Belorussia) – Smolensk (Russia) (A 6)


  • Riga – Jekabpils – Daugavpils – Vilnius (Lithuania)
  • Liepaja – Jelgava – Jekabpils – Rezekne – Moscow (Russia)
  • Ventspils – Jelgava – Jekabpils – Daugavpils - Vitebsk (Belarus) – Smolensk (Russia)

Largest foreign enterprises operating in Jekabpils:

  • Viadukts Ltd. (Lithuanian and Latvian joint venture) - provides construction services.
  • Gefa Latvija Ltd. (Sweden) - runs sewing operations.

Largest Latvian enterprises operating in Jekabpils:

Labour skills and education:

15 065 of Jekabpils’ inhabitants are of active working age. Approximately 16% of all employed are engaged in manufacturing sector, 20% in wholesale and retail trade, and 12% in construction. Jekabpils is proud of its three higher education institutions, which are internationally accredited and provide degrees in business, law, psychology, public relations and many others.

Incentives and developments:

  • 50% real estate tax allowance for investment projects
  • There is available tax relief for a newly built or rebuilt building (construction) put into service and used for business purposes (except for gambling establishments, wholesaling, retailing, leasing premises). Relief for the economic operators activity shall be granted for the next three years by the next month after submissing of an aplication to the municipality in the following amount:
  1. 25% - if investments are made from 10,000 to 100,000 euros;
  2. 50% - if investments are made from 101,000 to 300,000 euros;
  3. 70% - if investments exceeds 300,000 euros;

Jekabpils City Municipality can also provide investors with land areas within the city’s industrial zones.

Municipality can offer:

  • Logistic hub, logistics solutions
  • Real estate tax allowances
  • Available labour, especially in forestry and woodworking sector
  • Accessible areas for establishment of industrial sites, providing relevant infrastructure

Contact information:

Margita Liepiņa
Head of the Public relations department
+371 65207318
Real Estate offers for your project.

For more information see full profile of Jekabpils.

If you have selected Jekabpils as best potential location for your investment project, please fill out our Investment Project Assessment Form, and our Investment Promotion Team will be glad to help you with your business development.

Photo: Jekabpils City Municipality