• Population
    489 088
    40 000
    137 km
  • 70 % of
    Ukrainian grain export
    Main logistic hub
    of Southern Ukraine
    salaries level
  • 168 000 m2 of
    commercial real estate
    Approved zoning
    260 Ha
    of industrial sites

Welcome to Mykolaiv

Mykolaiv has a population of 489.000. Its area covers 260 square kilometers located just 50 km from Black Sea. 137 km of waterfronts are situated within the city boundaries along the Southern Buh river, a navigable waterway. Mykolaiv is linked to other major Ukrainian metro areas by three European transport corridors and is served by Kherson International Airport. It is a major railway centre connected to other Ukrainian regions and Europe.

Mykolaiv has rich industrial heritage that centred around shipbuilding for over a century. This heritage defines current intellectual, technological and human capitals of the city. Mykolaiv can boast of large relatively untapped skilled labour pool, well-equipped industrial zones and facilities, with multiple sites available for investment purposes. Mykolaiv has successfully attracted large-scale investments and thus avails of necessary investment support know-how.

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News & Useful Information

REBRANDING MYKOLAIV: Generation UA driving change in key gateway port
REBRANDING MYKOLAIV: Generation UA driving change in key gateway port
Iryna Ozymok, LED Program Manager at the Western NIS Enterprise Fund, shared her thoughts about prospects of the city of Mykolaiv and evaluated activities the municipal institution “Mykolaiv Development Agency” in the special issue of the Business Uk..
Mykolaiv as test case for the New Ukraine
Mykolaiv as test case for the New Ukraine
With this title, it tells us about our city on the pages of the Business Ukraine magazine. Michael Druckman, the Resident Country Director for Ukraine at the International Republican Institute, gave an interview for the special issue about Mykol..
From Soviet Closed City to Ukraine’s Global Gateway
From Soviet Closed City to Ukraine’s Global Gateway
Mykolaiv’s economic history has been a story of major industrial enterprises primarily focusing on the shipbuilding industry. In recent decades, global changes to the shipbuilding industry have led to a shift in emphasis towards broader maritime industrie..
What do we Offer


What companies say about their chosen location

René H. Berkvens

More than 15 years ago DAMEN has first entered into own shipbuilding production in Ukraine and still is discovering potential of Mykolaiv. Having experience in construction of over 20 complete vessels and development of more than 100 engineering projects we enjoyed high technical competence and willingness to adopt new design and production solutions. Together with MDEM Damen Group has expanded the team up to 150 dedicated professionals and successfully cooperates in the field of Engineering, Research & Development, Marketing & Communications and IT. We are proud and happy investors in Ukraine and will take on new opportunities in development intellectual digital services!

Damen Shipyards Group
Chief Executive Officer
Victor Onoshchenko

The company I have joined is working on challenging projects for American, Canadian, European and Asian clients. Mykolaiv is an excellent location for GeeksForLess as: there are great many technical universities educating IT professionals, the city economy is still developing allowing the company easier access to talent in comparison to other Ukrainian cities, there is excellent technical infrastructure, with reliable Internet connections and power supply.

Vice President
Ihor Furkalo

French Group Besnier (today – PJSC Lactalis-Ukraine) built up its business in Mykolaiv on the base of dairy production facility back in 1996. Proper transport junction, good access to raw milk resources, extensive science and technology infrastructure – this is what we need for harmonious development of our enterprise. Year-on-year growth and strengthening position of Lactalis Group on national and international markets is a sharp evidence of an advantageous investment climate in this region.

Lactalis Mykolaiv
General Manager
Iryna Kozlova

PepsiCo is closely associated with Mykolaiv region for 10 years, since TM Sandora — a leader of Ukrainian juice market — has joined theCompany. Our production facilities are located in close proximity to the city of Mykolaiv — a sustainable source of qualified, highly-educated workers. It is of vital importance for our Company, as a major international trade operator, to have immediate access to ports, which, in turn, contributes towards TEU shipping, together with effective work of customs office. Openness of local authorities towards dialogue with investors improves investment climate in the city and the region as a whole.

PepsiCo Ukraine
General Manager
Ihor Kyrylchuk

I do second the idea of Mykolaiv being one of the top areas for industrial companies in Ukraine. Good technical education, advanced transport infrastructure, and industrial heritage all talk in favour of Mykolaiv. It just needs some input of innovation to re-invent its industrial base for new age.

National Co-ordinator
Ratings & Rankings
5th place on top-25 most attractive cities for business in Ukraine
1st place among top-10 mid-populated cities in the cost effectiveness ranking

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Ukraine, Mykolaiv
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