City: Myko­laiv

Kyiv Post - - Business Focus -

Lo­ca­tion: 482 kilo­me­ters south of Kyiv Pop­u­la­tion: 489,088 Ma­jor em­ploy­ers: Nibu­lon, Zo­rya-Mash­proekt gas tur­bine con­struc­tion plant, Lac­talis dairy group, Pep­sico, Bunge, Cofko, Ker­nel, Ar­tel lo­cal con­struc­tion com­pany. City founded: On Aug. 27, 1789 in the Rus­sian czarist em­pire by Prince Grig­ory Potemkin. His­tor­i­cal place: Myko­laiv was the main ship build­ing cen­ter of the Black Sea un­til the early 2000s. Now its three ship­yards barely func­tion, but the city still has a num­ber of uni­ver­si­ties and re­search cen­ters spe­cial­iz­ing in ship­build­ing. It is also an im­por­tant trans­port junc­tion. Myko­laiv’s sea­ports are among the largest in Ukraine with 70 per­cent of coun­try’s grain ex­port be­ing ex­ported from there. Rank­ings: Top Euro­pean mid-sized city by cost ef­fec­tive­ness, ac­cord­ing to fDi In­tel­li­gence rank­ing 2016/17. No. 13 out 50 big Ukrainian cities in the lo­cal gov­ern­ment trans­parency rank­ing by the In­ter­na­tional Cen­ter for Pol­icy Stud­ies in 2016. $270 per month.

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