2.AMCHAM BUSINESS LUNCHEON WITH H.E. ERIC RUBIN
US Companies Set Standard with Millions USD of Investments
In Bulgaria the US companies have invested millions of dollars in community centers, in environmental conservation, in education, and in healthcare, serving as a model example, said the U.S. Ambassador Eric Rubin at the AmCham business lunch on March 2, 2017 held at the Sofia Hotel Balkan. The Ambassador spoke in front of a 120 people audience on the prospects for U.S.-Bulgarian economic relations.
“I am an optimist,” said Ambassador Rubin. He pointed out that he would like to see young people stay in this country and see others who have left come back, start new businesses, and help shape this country’s future.
The Ambassador expressed his gratitude to AmCham Bulgaria that worked to facilitate the business relationships between Bulgaria and the United States. U.S. investment in Bulgaria reached 1 billion USD in the past four years. In the words of the envoy, the companies are not only providing jobs and building the economy, but they are directly investing in Bulgarian communities.
Dr. Krassimira Chemishanska, AmCham president elaborated on the Chamber’s 2017 White Paper with strategic recommendations to Government with focus on three key areas: sustainable economic and business environment; human capital development; rule of law and law enforcement. The White Paper will be handed out to the next Government of Bulgaria.