Georgia is a politically, economically stable and business-friendly country with a reliable infrastructure and huge business opportunities.
Georgia is consistently the top performer of the Black Sea and Caucasus region regarding GDP growth, inflation rate and currency depreciation risk. In 2016, Standard and Poor`s ranks Georgia as BB- (stable), Moody`s as BA3 (positive) and Fitch BB- (stable). Between 2003 and 2015, Georgia`s economy grew by over 6% per year. For the next two years, the World Bank Group, the Asian Development Bank and international rating agencies predict a slight growth of 2.5 - 3% p.a. On a long-range forecast, Georgia`s economy is expected to gain momentum and to show higher growth rates again.
With the EU association agreement, including the Free Trade Agreement, Georgia has a facilitated access to the European markets. The EU is investing heavily in infrastructure, industry and sector developments. Georgia has a good and growing infrastructure with three international airports, two Black Sea ports in Poti and Batumi, and a new deep sea port in Anaklia, still under development. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway was completed in 2015 which enables to triple the cargo and passenger capacity up to 15 m tons and 3 m passengers per year.