Lääne-Virumaa county

Population: 59,467 people
County area: 3,628 km2
Number of local governments: 15 local governments, 2 of them are cities and 13 parishes
County centre: Rakvere city (15,747 residents)
Working-age population (age 15-64): 38,393 people
Average wage level 2015: 895 EUR (gross)
Average age of the population: 41.6 years 
Unemployment rate: 6.4 % (2015)
Number of schools:

  • 22 basic schools
  • 13 upper secondary schools – 6,629 students
  • 4 specialized schools – 160 students
  • 3 vocational schools – 1,021 students
  • 2 institutions of higher education – 1,100 students

About 8% of people in Lääne-Virumaa are involved in agriculture and forest management, 40% in processing industry and construction, 52% in trading and services. Key business areas include food processing, furniture and building materials manufacturing, warehousing and logistics, agriculture as well as tourism.

5 reasons for investing in Lääne-Virumaa

Good logistic location - in the vicinity of Tallinn, Petersburg, Kotka
Good infrastructure - Port of Kunda, rail connection, highways
Existence of qualified workforce
Good business and living environment
Industrial areas with various possibilities

Full information about investment and business oppotunities in Lääne-Virumaa you can find here: Laane-Viru County with diverse possibilities and here East-Estonia, updated version East-Estonia

Regional Investor Consultant
Sven Ratnik
+372 5850 5150
sven.ratnik@eas.ee