Bordering two other countries, namely the Republic of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Municipality of Šid is widely known as the portal to Serbia. But there’s more to this town than its strategic location that makes it ideal for business.
GMI POST talked to the president of the municipality, Zoran Semenovic, to get a better understanding of what Šid has to offer to local and foreign investors.
“Yes, Šid’s geographic position and efficient railways have turned the town into a portal to European Union countries and other Balkan nations. But Šid is also strong in agriculture, manufacturing, and food production,” said the president, adding its welcoming, diverse, and vibrant culture, coupled with its strong talent pool, are why existing investors chose to conduct their business in Šid.
According to President Semenovic, Šid wants to help businesses and people reach their full potential by providing them with everything they need to succeed, especially in the food production and food processing sector, which is a high-priority for the municipality.
“Food is the future. Šid has over 40,000 hectares of land dedicated to agricultural and food production”, the president said.
Semenovic also shared that Šid has worked with the Japanese government and Japanese experts from the private sector, through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency, on optimizing the town’s food production, meat processing, and waste management system.
As an indicator of Serbia’s efforts to produce world-class food products, the president stressed that Serbian law prohibits the production and importation of any genetically modified foods and seeds.
He also hopes more investors will spend a lot of time in the Municipality of Šid because he is very sure that they be charmed by the town and stay longer.