Development Agency of Serbia (RAS) is a government organization offering a wide range of services including support to direct investments, competitiveness, and export promotion, leading the implementation of projects aiming to improve Serbia’s attractiveness and reputation and increase economic and regional development.
With a unique set of support programs tailored for micro, small and medium enterprises, and entrepreneurs, as well as domestic and foreign investors seeking to set up or expand their business in Serbia, RAS strives to raise Serbia`s position in the region and globally.
Created as a one-stop-shop, RAS acts as a reliable partner for both domestic and international companies with a single goal of building a strong and sustainable economy and increasing the quality of life for the people in Serbia.
For all parts of Serbia to develop evenly, RAS has 16 accredited regional development agencies (АRРA) in its network, as follows: in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Subotica, Zrenjanin, Pančevo, Ruma, Požarevac, Loznica, Kragujevac, Zaječar, Užice, Kraljevo, Kruševac, Niš, Novi Pazar, Leskovac, and RAS is intensively cooperating with them in the implementation of the program.
RAS has achieved significant results according to the data for the last two years. The Republic of Serbia is ranked number 1 globally for the third year in the row, as the country that creates the most FDI jobs per million inhabitants, according to "IBM Global Location Trends 2019". Furthermore, reported by UNCTAD „World Investment Report 2019“ the country is a leader in Western Balkans and CEE region when it comes to the greenfield investment projects, where from 147 greenfield projects attracted in the WB region 105 are based in Serbia.
Moreover, in the last two years, during the 2018 and 2019, 72 investment contracts were signed, worth more than 990.000.000€ in total, which intend to create more than 20.000 new jobs.
Development Agency of Serbia has successfully implemented the Quality Management System to the requirements of the international standard ISO 9001:2015.