Top Reasons to Outsource to Albania. Hire software developers in Albania.

Among the key reasons that lead companies to consider nearshore outsourcing to Albania as part of their business strategy are the following:

  • Competitive outsourcing country
  • Educated, skilled, certified and motivated, IT professionals
  • Young cost-competitive workforce – more than 57% of the population is under the age of 35. In addition, the monthly salaries of Albanian software developers have experienced steady growth
  • Proficiency in languages (English, Italian, German)
  • Excellent geostrategic location in South-Eastern Europe–Connection to Europe and the Balkan region
  • Compliance with EU legislation
  • European culture and business similarity
  • NATO member country since April 2009
  • Completely open economy and highly liberalized foreign trade
  • Around 116,292 students enrolled in the universities annually
  • Big corporations such as Ernst & Young, Vodafone, PWC, Shell, KMPG, Microsoft, Oracle, CISCO, Statkraft have its presence in Albania
  • The government first focus is the IT sector, supported by the excellent quality of technical universities, huge investment in e-government services, tax incentives for foreign investments and many ICT organizations


Even more reasons why companies should consider nearshore outsourcing to Albania

  • The only economy in the region that did not go through a recession period
  • Listed 4th on “52 Places to Go in 2014” by the New York Times
  • Top Destinations 2012 – “Frommer’s Travel Guide”
  • The first of the 10 best places to visit (2011, Lonely Planet)
  • Excellent infrastructure in transportation, direct flights to most EU countries
  • Time zone: GMT +1 hour
  • Memberships: WTO, SAA, CEFTA, EFTA
  • Strong positive economic growth over recent years
  • Albania ranks 68th out of 183 economies on ‘Ease of doing business’ (“Doing Business, June 2014” by the World Bank)
  • Albania’s economic freedom score is 65.1 making its economy 57th freest in the world out of 164 economies (Index of Economic Freedom, 2012)
  • Corporate tax rate of 15% and a personal tax rate from 0 to 23%
  • VAT of 20% and reduced 10% VAT on other services
  • Ports: Durres with a movement of goods for 2011: 3526114 tones and 853748 passengers
  • The ports of Durres and Vlora are among the most important ports in the Balkans and entry points for the “Corridor 8”
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