It’s hard to believe that 2017 has already come to an end! So much has happened last year, especially as geopolitical uncertainties posed a threat for many countries. But despite these challenges, Korea’s business environment was stronger than ever. The volume of foreign direct investment into Korea remained high and we expect this trend to continue in 2018. On this note, major foreign investment banks also upgraded their 2018 growth forecasts for the Korean economy on its strong exports.
To make sure that the country’s economy continues to grow, the Korean government will focus on implementing job-creation policies. As such, Invest KOREA’s Foreign Firm Employment Support Team will connect more promising Korean workers to foreign companies. We will also foster the growth of industries and talent dealing with the Fourth Industrial Revolution—a key driver of Korea’s economic growth. Our agency’s activities won’t just be limited to domestic activities, as I’ll be traveling throughout the world to meet companies and individuals that want to know more about the country’s business environment.
But we know that none of this is possible without your interest and contribution. I want to take a moment to thank you for continuing to make Korea an attractive investment destination. I hope to work more closely with our investors and establish new partnerships this year. If you have any suggestions on how we can better improve our business environment, feel free to contact Invest KOREA any time.
We hope that the new year will be full of joy and prosperity.
Yong Kook Kim
Head of Invest KOREA